Archive for October, 2013

Prevention of Dental Decay

Dental decay occurs when the bacteria in the plaque on your teeth, creates acids and breaks down the enamel, the hard outer shell of the tooth. Decay can be prevented in several ways. The American Dental Association recommends the following to prevent dental decay: 

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental cleaner.
  • Eat nutritious and balanced meals and limit snacking.
  • Check with your dentist about the use of supplemental fluoride, which strengthens your teeth, and about use of dental sealants (a plastic protective coating) applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (where decay often starts) to protect them from decay.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral examination

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The Mouth-Body Connection

As a dental team, we stress the importance of oral health to overall health. In this article released by Oral Health America, it explains how loss of teeth can effect people in the future. It effects how people are able to consume food, speak, and express emotion. Remember to visit your dentist regularly to have your teeth and dentures cleaned and checked.


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Teeth grinding also known as bruxism can occur during the day or at night. Grinding can damage your teeth and jaw. If you notice grinding, it is important to inform your dentist or dental professional. The dentist may consider putting you in a mouth appliance such as a night guard. An evaluation is necessary to determine the appropriate appliance for each patient. 

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Top 9 Foods that Damage Your teeth

According to Mouthhealthy.org, there are several common foods which people eat that can damage your teeth. Check out the list to see how they effect you.


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