Keeping you child’s gums and teeth healthy requires more than just daily brushing and flossing. During a check-up, your child’s dentist might inquire about your drinking water supply. That’s because fluoride, a substance naturally found in water, plays an important role in cavity prevention and the healthy development of children’s teeth.
The holidays are fast approaching, but there’s still time to enjoy all the festivities with a whiter, brighter smile that imparts a vibrant, youthful glow.
There’s nothing like a beautiful, white smile when it comes to enhancing your image. Fact is, your smile is just as important to your appearance as your skin and body because it’s one of the first things people notice.
Almost everyone has an uncle, or cousin, or dad whose snoring is legendary. We often joke about these people and tell stories of how their snoring vibrates walls. However, for many families, this is no joking matter. Snoring often deprives others of sleep and sometimes leads to couples having to sleep in separate bedrooms.
Good oral health is essential no matter what your age. Regular preventive care is vital for maintaining a healthy mouth, especially for seniors. It’s very important for our senior patients to remember that their oral health may be particularly at risk due to recession of the gums and possible changes in the composition of their saliva.
How does a cavity form in a tooth? First, for a tooth to be susceptible to decay, the bacteria which we all carry in our mouths must adhere themselves to the tooth by combining with proteins in saliva and food debris, and forming a layer known as plaque.