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To Fight Tooth Decay Reduce "BAD" factors, Promote "SAFE" Ones

Humanity has been waging war against tooth decay for millennia — with this relentless opponent often getting the better of us. Over the last century, however, significant treatment advances have Read More

The Tale of the Toothworm

Ever wonder just exactly what causes cavities? Once upon a time, “Toothworms” — miniscule, yet relentless pests — were thought to be responsible for this widespread malady. This belief Read More

Taking the Right Steps to Prevent Early Tooth Decay in Children

While the prevention and treatment of tooth decay has improved dramatically over the last half century, it continues to be a major health issue, especially for children. One in Read More

Take These Steps to Prevent Early Decay in Your Baby's First Teeth

When your baby’s first teeth come in, you might not think it necessary yet to worry about tooth decay. But even infants can develop this common dental disease. In Read More

Take Steps to Reduce Mouth Acid and Avoid Dental Erosion

Your teeth’s hard, enamel coating protects them from environmental dangers or disease. But although it’s made of the hardest substance in the human body, enamel isn’t invincible — prolonged Read More

Prevention and Early Detection of Root Cavities Could Save a Tooth

Tooth decay is one of two dental diseases most responsible for tooth loss (gum disease being the other). In the absence of treatment, what starts as a hole or Read More

Preventing Decay in Primary Teeth Promises Better Health Now and Later

True or false: there’s no cause for concern about tooth decay until your child’s permanent teeth erupt. False—decayed primary teeth can lead to potentially serious consequences later in life. Although “baby” Read More

Oral Hygiene Might Be on the Decline With the Newest Adult Generation

The Millennials, those born around the turn of the Millennium in 2000, are entering adulthood. Like any generation, they have their collective promise—and problems. An example of the latter Read More

Here's What to Do if Your Child has a Toothache

What should you do if your child complains about a toothache? Before calling our office, try first to learn what you can about the toothache. You should first ask them Read More

Getting the Full Picture of Your Decay Risk Leads to Better Prevention Strategies

Preventing tooth decay is mostly about the basics: daily brushing and flossing followed by regular dental cleanings and checkups. But there’s also a bigger picture: your own personal risk Read More

Four Tips for Preventing Premature Loss of Baby Teeth From Tooth Decay

Most often, all of your child’s primary teeth will eventually be replaced by permanent teeth, but you shouldn’t consider them less important — there are serious consequences for losing Read More

Even All-Natural Fruit Juice Could Increase the Risk of Tooth Decay

All-natural fruit juice with no additives: now what could be wrong with that? Nothing—unless your child is over-indulging. Too much of even natural fruit juice could increase their risk Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Risk for Tooth Decay

Among our most common diseases, tooth decay can be a big problem at any age: in the U.S., one in four children 5 and under has some form of Read More

3 Reasons Why Treating Cavities Is Becoming More Effective

If you've ever had a run-in with cavities, you know the drill (no pun intended): After getting a local anesthetic for pain, the dentist removes any decayed dental tissue, Read More

"Tooth, Heal Thyself" May Soon Be a Reality

Although dental care has made incredible advances over the last century, the underlying approach to treating tooth decay has changed little. Today’s dentists treat a decayed tooth in much Read More

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