Posts Tagged ‘cause tooth decay’
Facts and Myths About Tooth Decay
Tooth decay (also called dental cavities or dental caries) – The destruction of the surfaces (dentin and/or enamel) of a tooth and infiltration of bacteria into tooth structure. Tooth decay results from the action of bacteria that live in plaque. Plaque is a sticky, whitish film formed by bacteria and food debris which adheres to…Read More
Snacking For Good Dental Health
When it comes to snacking, we do not always make the right choices. In moments of weakness and hunger we often opt for a sugary snack. It may give us a bit of energy to get through our day, or just be a comfort during stress. Sugary snacks may taste great, but they are poor…Read More
Is Kissing Harmful To Your Dental Health?
Everyone likes giving or receiving kisses. It could be a spouse, child, or loved one, but are there any dental health dangers associated with kissing? With just one kiss, you can share over 500 different types of disease causing germs and viruses. Not knowing who you are kissing could be as dangerous to your health as…Read More
Can Your Dentist Tell When You Are Not Flossing?
Most of us worry before we sit in the dental chair and we know the questions that are coming…”Have you been flossing and brushing regularly?” So what do we do, we frantically brush, floss, and use a mouth rinse right before our appointment. And when we finally sit down in the chair and we get…Read More
Worst Halloween Treats for your Dental Health
With Halloween fast approaching, most kids (and some parents!) do not consider the dental implications to the candy consumption that will go on on around Halloween. Those sweets don’t just take a toll on your waistline, they can also damage your teeth. These treats can put your teeth at risk very quickly if proper dental hygiene…Read More