Posts Tagged ‘ cavities ’

What Can I Do about Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is not normal, and it isn’t something that you just have to live with.  You should not have to eat and drink everything at room temperature because you want to avoid the twinges of pain caused by hot and cold temperatures.  Are you ready to take action against sensitive teeth? Step One: Talk […]

Myth: I Don’t Need to Go to the Dentist because Nothing is Bothering Me

We hear this one all the time.  It is a dangerous myth because it could put you in a truly life-threatening situation.  We want to make the argument that maintenance is much better than repair when it comes to dentistry. Maintenance vs. Repair Analogy Think of your car.  We all know that we are supposed […]

How Can I Prevent Cavities?

Ever heard that phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  It is never more true than when applied to cavities. Why Prevent Cavities? Tooth enamel is one of the only parts of the body that cannot heal itself.  For this reason, cavities are never really cured, only “restored”.  We cannot regenerate […]

How Can I Get My Kids to Brush Their Teeth?

We’ve got bad news for you.  There is not one foolproof way to get your kids to brush their teeth.  We do have some good tips and information about it that could help you establish your kids in a healthy oral hygiene routine. Obviously, you know your child better than we do.  Some children comply […]

How Acid Reflux Affects the Mouth

Acid reflux is a condition that affects millions of Americans, both adults and children.  Also referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux allows stomach acid to escape from the stomach, creeping up into both the esophagus and the mouth. Acid reflux is a case of a broken one-way “door”.  There is a “door”, […]

What Exactly is a Crown?

Most people have heard of the terms “crown” and “cap” in regard to dentistry (they are interchangeable, and dentists prefer the term crown), but few actually understand what a crown is.  This blog will explain this, along with why they are necessary, what types of crowns are available in modern dentistry, and what to expect […]

Why Do Some Teeth Have to be Pulled?

Having tooth pulled is a relatively common experience.  Children lose twenty baby teeth, perhaps having them pulled by their parents.  Many people have their wisdom teeth extracted in their late teens or early twenties. Aside from baby teeth and wisdom teeth, why do other teeth have to be pulled? It’s all about prognosis. What is […]

What is Xylitol, and How Can it Make My Mouth Healthier?

Xylitol is slowly making its way to the top of the list of sugar alternatives and sweeteners for people trying to cut back on sugar intake.  Lowering sugar consumption is good for your entire body, not just your teeth.  Of course, dentists have always urged people to limit the amount of sugar they eat or […]

I Just Ate a Candy Cane.  Now What?!?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  It could also be the sweetest.  Are you like Buddy the Elf?  “We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.”  While we love Buddy and that beloved Christmas movie, we’re not so sure about his nutritional advice. […]

How to Have a Cavity-Free Holiday Season

The holidays are upon us, and you know what that means: parties, candy, drinking, and lots and lots of eating!  This time of year often leads to a deviation from our normal eating and drinking habits as well as the way we take care of ourselves. Do not let the holidays put you at risk […]