Archive for the ‘Cavity’ Category

How Did a Cavity Just Appear?!

Friday, March 31st, 2017


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Do you feel yourself getting a cavity?

It can seem inevitable. Even when you’ve been following all of your dentist’s recommendations – brushing twice a day, flossing, gargling and scheduling routine cleaning appointments – a day comes when you know you have a cavity. You’ve been so careful – how did this happen? Believe it or not, there are a lot of reasons a cavity can manifest, apparently out of nowhere. More often than not, the smallest changes in your daily routine are to blame. Take a moment to consider your normal habits – diet, brushing style and design of toothbrush and gargle – and then examine of few of these possible causes. Believe it or not, seemingly unrelated changes in habit can negatively affect your oral hygiene and cause multiple cavities. (more…)

Why Do I Have a Toothache?

Monday, December 5th, 2016


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There are many different things that can cause a toothache, which is why it’s important to get an accurate assessment from your dentist.

Just about everyone has experienced the discomfort of a toothache at some point their lives. Cavities tend to be the most likely culprit, but they are actually just one of several possible toothache causes. Here are a few reasons your teeth might be not feel too happy. (more…)

Soda Alternatives for Your Teeth

Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Prevent cavities by finding a teeth friendly alternative to soda.

Soda is one of the biggest enemies of dental health. Replacing soda with a healthier option can help you avoid future dental disasters. But we know what you’re thinking. Water is boring! Here are a few healthy soda alternatives that can still help you satisfy your craving while maintaining a beautiful smile. (more…)

The Unexpected Causes of Sudden Cavities

Friday, March 4th, 2016

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Certain vitamins, cough drops and other medicines are packed with unexpected sugar and known to cause sudden cavities.

Even those people who practice impeccable oral hygiene can still be susceptible to cavities. Why? There are lots of reasons, and finding the root cause of your sudden cavities isn’t always easy. Affinity Dental is here with some unexpected causes of sudden cavities to help you narrow down why you might be struggling. (more…)

Thirsty? Find Out How Soda Rots Your Teeth

Sunday, February 7th, 2016
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Before caving in next time your child demands soda, remind them that soda rots your teeth! Learn about how soda leads to tooth decay, cavities and more.

You are likely aware that soda is associated with negative health benefits – but did you know the extent of damage they can do to your teeth? Soda and carbonated beverages can cause decay, rotting your teeth. So before you cave and let your child have that soda with dinner or grab another can from the fridge, let Affinity Dental review how soda rots your teeth. (more…)

The Dangers of Halloween Candy

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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Make sure to limit the amount of chewy candy and caramels that child eats. These types of candies can stay in tooth crevices for a long time, which allows bacteria and acid a longer time to rot teeth.

After Halloween, your son or daughter may be in need of a pediatric dentist in Maryland.

While your children should enjoy Halloween and the candy they receive, there also needs to be limits on how much they consume. Eating candy in excess will cause serious oral hygiene problems. Let’s take a look at how to avoid a huge dental bill after Halloween. (more…)

Keeping an Eye on Cavities

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015



Are you keeping an eyes on your cavities?

Cavities are not your friend. They are unsightly and can become quite painful if they aren’t tended to. Now, if you’re wondering how cavities can come about in the first place, then you should keep reading. We’re going to go over the causes and treatments for these invasive little issues today. Are you ready to learn more about cavities and what you can do to save your teeth? Let’s go for it. (more…)

Turn Down for What?: Alcohol and Your Teeth

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
It's good to have fun, but take care of those chompers!

It’s good to have fun, but take care of those chompers!

It may be the thing to do during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities, but drinking copious amounts of alcohol has an adverse effect on your teeth. This is not to say that you should stop drinking altogether, but it may be prudent to understand what you’re getting into when you put your body through an alcohol binge. If you think that you suffer from a more serious drinking problem then your teeth are very much at risk for some serious issues. (more…)

5 Signs You Have A Cavity

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

cavityYou’ve gone your entire life without a cavity, so you’re not sure what it’s like to have one. If you’ve started to have chalky white spots, sensitivity, pain, teeth cracking, or dark spots on your teeth, it might be one of the signs you have a cavity and need to see a dentist immediately. Read a more detailed description of each symptom below.

1. Chalky White Spots

The first of the signs you have a cavity is the appearance of chalky white areas or residue on your teeth. The chalky white spots are an early warning sign that you might have a cavity, or that one might be coming soon. The chalky white substance is actually minerals from your teeth broken down by acid or bacteria. If you’re experiencing this, see a dentist to head off the problem before it gets too bad.