July 21, 2020

Cavities and Their Consequences

Cavities are damaged areas on the surface of the tooth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Cavities, also known as tooth decay, are caused by several factors. Some cavities are a consequence of bacteria in your mouth, drinking sugar-based beverages, and/or not cleaning your teeth properly. Tooth decay is one of the most common […]

July 3, 2020

Important Moments in the History of Dentistry

In early human history, evidence of tooth decay is few and far in between. It is in the appearance of farming societies 10,000 years ago that we start seeing cavities. The agricultural revolution allowed people to live longer, and thereby require more dental care throughout their lives. The theory is that with plant-based diets with […]

June 30, 2020

Teeth-Staining Foods

Sometimes the care we give out teeth is a bit cosmetic. And sometimes the food we are worried about is not the most harmful to our teeth. Last time we worried about soft drinks because of their high sugar content and acidic flavors eroded your teeth enamel. On the other hand, there are plenty of […]

June 27, 2020

What Soda Does to Teeth

We all know that soda is bad for us. And since the 90s we have stepped off. But, still, an average American consumes 45 gallons of soda every year. And over half of Americans have at least some soda every day. Men are the most likely to drink sugary drinks, teenage boys, especially, consuming 273 […]

June 23, 2020

The Non-Cosmetic Reasons to Get Braces

Many think of orthodontics as a purely cosmetic procedure. However, you can have a “conventionally beautiful” smile or even one that appears straight and still need braces. And people that might think their teeth are crooked may have no need for orthodontics. In the end, it amounts to how your teeth close on one another. […]

June 19, 2020

Facts About Wisdom Teeth

Most everyone has wisdom teeth. However, there are many things we don’t know about them. Often people speculate about why we even have them. These teeth are yet another coming of age ritual; however, no one looks forward to them. If you had or currently have wisdom teeth, then chances are they have been a […]

June 17, 2020

The Benefits of Daily Flossing

Flossing is something that people know is important, but there are still many who just leave it out of their daily routine. Regular flossing will remove plaque and prevent build up on your teeth. If plaque is left to build up for too long, then it can turn into tartar, which can stain or cause […]

June 15, 2020

Food and Drink That Cause Tooth Decay

We all know that brushing and flossing are essential to the health of our teeth. This is why our dentists remind us always to brush and floss our teeth. However, brushing and flossing aren’t the only way we can prevent tooth decay. The foods we eat can have a significant effect on the health of […]

June 12, 2020

How Sealants Help Your Teeth

When you have deep grooves in your molars, food will often get stuck and cause tooth decay. This can raise prices in dental bills and result in some painful situations, although proper brushing and exceptional flossing habits can remove most of the plaque. It’s not always enough. For those who have deep grooves in their […]

May 15, 2020

Dental Hygiene Myths Debunked

Dental or oral hygiene is extremely important. If you do not brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, then you can expect issues with your teeth and gums. Be sure to follow these oral hygiene tips to help prevent cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and more. There are a lot of […]