May 2015

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 [...]

Bottle Rot Tooth Decay

2022-01-18T19:12:29-05:00November 27, 2012|, |

Bottle rot tooth decay is caused by the frequent and long-term exposure of a child’s teeth to liquids containing sugars, such as milk, formula, fruit juice, sodas, and other sweetened drinks. The sugars in these liquids pool around the infant’s teeth and gums, feeding the bacteria that cause plaque. Every time a child consumes a [...]

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