Did you know there are five distinct stages of tooth decay? And, that in the first stage of decay, you can actually take steps to reverse the progression of the disease? Indeed, it’s true. In the first stage of decay, whether you’re a child or an adult, the application of fluoride via fluoride treatments, your toothpaste and even the local water supply can stop a cavity from penetrating through the enamel and reaching its second stage. Even the saliva in your mouth and the foods you eat help to remineralize a tooth in jeopardy. But that’s just the first stage!
How Being Vegan Affects Your Teeth
There is no doubt that a plant-based diet is optimal for health. Omnivores and vegans alike benefit from the nutrients present in plants.
But how does what we eat relate to our dental health?
Is a vegan diet better or worse for dental health?
Well, it depends. There are some concerns for oral health when one consumes a vegan diet. Here are the main ones:
Vitamin B12 deficiency:
A vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to gum disease and tooth loss. Vegans should supplement with adequate B12, as plants do not provide this important nutrient.
Lack of remineralizing foods
Remineralization occurs when essential minerals that support hardened, healthy
Choosing the Right Toothpaste
A lot of folks ask us what toothpaste we recommend.
Our answer? Any fluoride toothpaste that will help you maintain a good oral health routine!
Pair your favorite toothpaste with our Tooth & Gum tonic made by the Dental Herb Company. It’s a wonderful, herbal mouth rinse that helps to maintain good oral health. Our patients that use it, love it! We sell it for wholesale price at our office so come by and get yours today!
We know you have a million and one choices facing you in the toothpaste aisle, and it can be hard to figure out what’s best for
How to Know if You Have a Cavity
According to the National Institutes of Health, the most prevalent health condition after the common cold is tooth decay.
It’s more than likely that if you haven’t already had a cavity, you will develop at least one in your lifetime.
So, how do you know if you have a cavity? Well, depending on the severity of your tooth decay, you may experience a variety of symptoms.
Here are some of the accompanying symptoms that go along with tooth decay:
• Nothing (in the early stages)
• A toothache or spontaneous tooth pain
• Tooth sensitivity
• Pain (slight or severe) when eating something sweet, hot, or cold
What You Need To Know About Crossbites
Typically, when a parent brings a young child to the dentist, the last discussion they’re expecting to have is one centered on braces and orthodontic appliances. Yet, even at ages three and four, a talk about braces, sagittal expanders, and retainers can indeed be front and center when a child is diagnosed with a crossbite. The question then is what to do about it, how soon should intervention take place, and what the complications are that can arise if nothing is done at all. Let’s get some answers.
What Exactly Is a Crossbite?
Imagine for a moment you’re sitting in front of