5 foods that will destroy your teeth

For children, trips to the dentist are scary, mostly because it’s unknown territory. They can still be scary for adults, only now it’s because we know what to expect’and how much it’s going to cost. So keeping our teeth clean and healthy is high on the priority list, which is why we’ve compiled this list…

Dental Erosion

Dental erosion is the erosion of the surface of your teeth, including the tooth enamel, due to acids you eat or drink, or acids coming up from your stomach. These acids can dissolve the crystals that make up your teeth, which leads to tooth surface loss. Additionally, these acids can soften the tooth surface, making…

Causes of Dental Erosion

The acidity of food/fluids: tooth enamel is composed of minerals, such as calcium and phosphate. Both enamel and dentine are weakened and dissolved by acid (pH less than 5.5). The enamel layer in primary teeth (the first set of teeth in children) is thinner making them particularly vulnerable. In commercially available sports drinks, the pH…

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is the most common condition affecting teeth. It can cause pain, discomfort and affect eating, speaking and sleeping. The good news is that tooth decay is largely preventable.

15 Myths and Facts About Cavities

1. Sugar Is the Only Thing That Causes Cavities Myth, but it’s almost a fact. “The truth is, acid produced by bacteria in your mouth is the cause of cavities,” says Kimberly A. Harms, DDS, an American Dental Association spokeswoman. Any carb you eat can start that process. That includes sugar as well as rice,…

5 Ways You’re Damaging Your Teeth (Without Your Knowledge)

You might already know how to protect your teeth against plaque and cavities, but did you know that some of your daily habits can damage your teeth? Oral care is a 24/7 job, and even if you have the best intentions, you might still be damaging your teeth without your knowledge. Find out how to…

7 Highly Effective Solutions For Painfully Sensitive

Tooth sensitivity is a painful issue that affects millions of people. There are many causes of sensitive teeth, and several things you can do to reduce the sensitivity or treat the underlying cause. The following solutions can work to help you once again enjoy your favorite foods and drinks. What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? Every tooth…

[Video] Will Soda Really Ruin My Teeth?

If your teeth are one of the hardest parts of your body, then how could soda damage them? Tune in to learn more.   So there’s an urban myth, if you will, that soda can dissolve a tooth overnight. The Internet has thoroughly busted it. But just because it’s proven that hanging onto a mouthful…