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

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TOOTH DECAY

November 22, 2015

Dental caries is infectious and transmissible disease of tooth structure. It might surprise you that bacterial cause of tooth decay can be passed along from person to person.

Dental caries or tooth decay is caused by specific types of bacteria. They produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and the layer under it, the dentin. Many different types of bacteria normally live in the human mouth. They build up on the teeth in a sticky film called plaque. This Continue reading

Fluorides – Guidelines for Use

October 13, 2015

Fluoride is nature’s cavity fighter. It’s effective in preventing and reversing the early signs of dental caries. It inhibits demineralization of tooth enamel.

Fluoride is obtained in two forms: topical and systemic.

Topical fluoride application is recommended for both pediatric and adult patients. It strengthens the teeth making them more decay-resistant. Topical fluorides can be found in toothpastes, mouth rinses and professionally applied fluoride varnishes or foams.

Systemic fluorides are those that are ingested into the body and become incorporated Continue reading

Pediatric Dental Patients – Guidelines for Parents

October 12, 2015

It is never “too early” when it comes to start caring about your child`s oral health. As soon as your child gets the very first tooth in its mouth start cleaning it with a small headed soft bristled tooth brush and smear layer (grain rice size) of fluoride toothpaste for kids. Never put your baby to bed with a bottle filled with anything else but water at night or at naptime. Milk, formula, juices and other sweet drinks, all have Continue reading