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Cut Sugar from Your Diet for Better Dental Health

We have all heard that sugar is bad for our teeth, but it really is true. Sugar that sticks to our teeth after we eat something sweet feeds harmful bacteria. These bacteria can cause dental issues such as cavities or gum disease. Reducing the amount of sugar we consume can reduce the amount of harmful … Read more

Your Child’s Teeth: Are You Cleaning them Correctly?

Primary teeth, or baby teeth, are one of the major factors in determining your child’s ability to chew their food correctly; the correct development of their facial features; the need for braces; and their ability to communicate effectively. Therefore, it is vital for parents to ensure their child’s dental health. Most of your child’s teeth … Read more

The Best Way to Clean Your Baby’s Teeth

Baby teeth, or primary teeth, usually begin to push through your baby’s gums after 6 months.  When baby teeth start to emerge, your child moves into the stage of development commonly known as teething. During this time your baby will be irritable and restless because their gums are sensitive and occasionally painful. It is advised … Read more

Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

Many people may view chewing gum as a type of candy, and therefore, think it can contribute to causing cavities. Although any sugary food, including chewing gum, can result in a cavity or other dental conditions; sugarless chewing gum has scientifically demonstrated that it can protect the teeth. How does Sugarless Chewing Gum Protect Teeth? … Read more

Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities in Baby Teeth?

Although a child’s first teeth do not stay with them for their whole lives, it is important they survive until their permanent, adult teeth are ready to emerge. Why Treat Cavities in Baby Teeth? Practicing good hygiene from a young age ensures that the baby teeth are healthy for the adult teeth to grow in … Read more

How to Clean and Preserve Your Dentures

Whether you have fixed, full or partial dentures, they need to be cleaned every day, just like natural teeth. Bacteria and plaque can still build up on dentures, even though they are artificial, so it is important to continuously maintain your dental health.   How to Clean Removable Full and Partial Dentures Remove your dentures … Read more

Regular Cleaning vs Periodontal Maintenance

It is important for all patients, especially those who have gum disease, to understand the difference between regular teeth cleanings and periodontal maintenance.   Regular Cleanings Regular cleanings are administered to patients who do not have the symptoms of advanced gum disease, such as bone loss, infections around the teeth, bleeding, receded gums, or exposed … Read more

What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also referred to as Periodontitis, is a bacterial growth in the mouth that, if not properly treated, results in conditions ranging between inflamed and bleeding gums to the loss of teeth and gum tissue. The Stages of Gum Disease The first stage of gum disease is called Gingivitis. During this stage, bacteria in … Read more

What Dental Filling is the Best for You?

When a section of tooth has been damaged by decay or a cavity, your dentist may recommend a dental filling. During this dental procedure, the decaying tooth material is removed and the area is filled in with material to restore the look and function of the tooth. Dental fillings can also be used to repair … Read more