Archive for the ‘Cavity’ Category

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
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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
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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


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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


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…)

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

halloween candy, dental issues

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…)