May 2015

Sensitive Teeth

2022-01-18T19:10:35-05:00May 1, 2015||

Having sensitive teeth is one of the most common complaints among dental patients. At least 45 million adults in the United States suffer from this condition at some time in their life. Tooth sensitivity is caused by the stimulation of cells within tiny tubules located within the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel. [...]

Pregnancy and Oral Health

2022-01-18T19:11:03-05:00May 1, 2015||

It’s a myth that calcium is lost from the mother’s teeth and “one tooth is lost with every pregnancy.” But you may experience some changes in your oral health during pregnancy. The primary change is a surge in hormones, particularly an increase in estrogen and progesterone, which is linked to an increase in the amount [...]

Fluoride and Your Health

2022-01-18T19:11:47-05:00May 1, 2015|, , |

Fluoride is a compound of fluorine, a chemical element universally found in in water, soil, air and in most foods. Existing abundantly in living tissue as an ion, fluoride is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in children’s growing teeth. Once teeth are developed, fluoride makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and [...]

November 2012

Halitosis (Bad Breath)

2022-01-18T19:12:05-05:00November 27, 2012|, , , |

More than 90 million people suffer from chronic halitosis or bad breath. In most cases, it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by bacteria from decaying food particles, other debris in your mouth, and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that causes the unpleasant odor. Bad [...]

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