No one wants to hear the words, “cavities” or “tooth decay” in the dentist office, though it is a common occurrence. The CDC estimates that 91 percent of all adults (age 20-64) have dental caries, the scientific term for cavities. Cavities may be bad news, but the good news is that your tooth decay can be treated and, in some cases, tooth … [Read more...] about Can you reverse tooth decay?
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We know your teeth aren’t literally attacked by the holidays, but we do know that most of us are attending numerous holiday gatherings over the next month (or so). Holiday gatherings full of friends, family and the infamous holiday treats that can wreak havoc on your pearly whites, and all the tissue around them. So how can you keep your dentist … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Protect Your Teeth from the Holidays
Your teeth have deep grooves, pits and indentations where bacteria, plaque and food particles can hide making them hard to reach with normal brushing and flossing. The result: no matter how faithfully you follow your regular oral care routine, your teeth are still prone to tooth decay and cavities. This can be especially true for your back teeth, … [Read more...] about What are sealants? Are dental sealants right for me?
A cavity is really the product of a perfect storm involving bacteria, food, saliva and the resulting acid. Bacteria in your mouth combine with food that sits on your teeth and creates plaque which includes acid. The acid in the plaque eats holes in your tooth (tooth decay) called cavities. So how can you prevent those pesky little holes in your … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Prevent Cavities & Keep Tooth Decay In Check