Archive for the ‘Cavity’ Category

How to Avoid Cavities From Halloween Candy

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
A pile of sugary Halloween candy can give you a cavity

The high sugar content in Halloween candy leads bacteria in the mouth to create cavities.

Halloween is a holiday all about having fun, getting dressed up, and eating a lot of sweets. Kids adore the holiday because they have so much access to candy all at once! Sugar, in general, is risky for dental health because when the bacteria in your mouth eat the sugar, a weak acid is produced, which can lead to cavities. However, some of these Halloween treats are going to be a lot more dangerous to your child’s teeth than others, and if you can, you should help the child avoid these candies. Some candy is okay for Halloween as long as you eat it in moderation and remember to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Read on to learn how each popular candy affects your child’s teeth and what you can do to prevent cavities.  (more…)

4 Interesting Facts About Cavities

Friday, May 10th, 2019
Learn four interesting facts about cavities.

Learn four interesting facts about cavities.

Although no one wants to hear that they have a cavity when they visit the dentist, 92% of adults in the U.S. will have one at least once in their life. While cavities are quite common, how much do you really know about the dental issue? Continue reading to learn a few interesting and surprising facts about cavities. (more…)

Cavities And Fillings 101

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
 Learn all about cavities and fillings!

Learn all about cavities and fillings!

No one wants to hear their dentist say that they have a cavity, but most people will get at least one cavity in their lives. When you think of cavities, you probably think of fillings- but do you know what fillings are and what they do? Fillings have a bad reputation for being painful, but they are nothing to be afraid of! Continue reading to learn the truth about cavities and fillings and why it’s crucial to get a cavity filled as soon as possible. (more…)

3 Tips For Avoiding Cavities During The Holiday Season

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Check out three tips for avoiding cavities during the holiday season.

Check out three tips for avoiding cavities during the holiday season.

As we enter the holiday season, it takes a little more self-control to keep our teeth healthy and cavity free. The holidays are full of delicious candies and sweets, and while it’s okay to enjoy a few delicious treats, it’s important to keep in mind the effect the food will have on your teeth! Continue reading for a few tips for avoiding cavities during this holiday season. (more…)

How and Why Do Dentists Fix Cavities for Children?

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
child feels pain due to teeth sensitivity

Cavity care for kids is similar to cavity care for adults since baby teeth still need to be healthy and preserved.

While kids eventually lose their baby teeth, oral hygiene is always important even from a young age. Their baby teeth need to survive until the adult teeth grow in and guide them out of the gums, which helps to make sure the new teeth grow in the right way. And while we should be teaching our kids about oral hygiene from a young age, kids can still end up with cavities. Cavity care for kids is similar to cavity care for adults since baby teeth still need to be healthy and preserved. (more…)

What Toothpaste Should My Family Be Using?

Friday, August 4th, 2017
teeth whitening

Dentists have great recommendations for the best toothpaste styles your family should be using.

Daily teeth brushing is important to your dental and oral health – we know that. Toothpaste is what
makes the brushing beneficial. Most contain fluoride, and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). With the possible
health risks and allergies to these ingredients, there are alternative toothpastes that omit these
ingredients. Be sure to read the label if you’re concerned about any of these ingredients. Choosing the
best toothpaste for your family involves some research as not all toothpastes are created equally. There
are off-brand toothpastes that are not recommended by dentists. Each type of toothpaste is designed to
attain different, specific results. (more…)

How Bad Is Chocolate When It Comes to Dental Health?

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Many people assume chocolate is a common cause of cavities, but does it also have beneficial properties for oral health?

As young children, it gets drummed in to us that chocolate equals sugar, which leads to cavities and fillings. And while there’s definitely an element of truth to this, eating chocolate doesn’t necessarily equate to a mouth full of cavities and a painful trip to the dentist. Recent studies even show that chocolate is less harmful than many other sweets because the antibacterial agents in cocoa beans lowers its high sugar levels. It all sounds too good to be true, so why not have a look into the science behind it? Although, even with science on our side, moderation is the key to everything. (more…)

How Did a Cavity Just Appear?!

Friday, March 31st, 2017


Man feeling toothache and holding his jaw with negative expression. Man wearing casual clothing. Focus on man. Horizontal composition. Image developed from Raw format..

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


girl with toothache holding her cheek

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
soda alternatives

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…)