Healthy teeth for life – advice for parents

July 18, 2016

You have so many great reasons to keep your family`s teeth and gums healthy. That is not a very difficult task, however it requires commitment and strong will. Here are some tips that can help you reach the goal:

 

  1. Develop healthy habits with your children and start early. Dental care begins as soon as child`s first tooth appears. Regular dental visits start with your child at the age of three or sooner
  2. Seal the permanent molars. Permanent molars Continue reading

Ten dental facts you probably didn`t know

March 20, 2016
  1. Think your fingerprints are unique? So are your tongue prints and your set of teeth! No two are alike.

  2. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.

  3. If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day.

  4. The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The average man smiles about 8 times a day.

  5. Did you know that 50% of people say that a Continue reading

Smoking and Your Oral Health

January 23, 2016

How does smoking impact my mouth and oral health?

Smoking can impact your overall oral health in number of ways, including:

-Reducing blood flow and the supply of vitals nutrients to your gums, including vitamin C. Without proper nutrients, you can develop gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss.

-Decreasing the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. Saliva is important for cleaning your mouth and preventing tooth decay.

-Affecting the appearance of your teeth, making them discolored Continue reading

Diet and energy drinks, treat or threat for teeth?

December 13, 2015

Common misconception we hear from our patients  is : “There is no sugar in diet drinks, therefore they are not bad for my teeth, right??”

Well, not quite, and this is a reason why:

There is a certain level of pH value your teeth can tolerate and enjoy. pH is a logarithmic measure of how acidic a liquid is.  That level is between 5.5 and 7. A lower pH means greater acidity. Stomach acid has a pH of Continue reading