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What About Sugar

Sugar plays a harmful role in tooth decay. The bacteria that form together to become plaque use sugar as a form of energy. They multiply faster and the plaque grows in size and thickness. Some of the bacteria turn the sugar into a kind of glue that they use to stick themselves to the tooth…

What is Dental Calculus?

Dental calculus, both supra- and subgingival occurs in the majority of adults worldwide. Dental calculus is calcified dental plaque, composed primarily of calcium phosphate mineral salts deposited between and within remnants of formerly viable microorganisms. A viable dental plaque covers mineralized calculus deposits. Levels of calculus and location of formation are population specific and are…

Scientific Reasons Why Some People Get Cavities More Than Others

Some People Get Cavities More Than Others. Here’s Who and Why. If you want a beautiful smile, one of the first steps is keeping your teeth cavity-free. To keep your teeth cavity-free, you want to take care of your teeth and keep yourself from becoming one of the people most prone to getting cavities.  …

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,…

How to Heal Cavities Naturally

There’s a common belief that once a person attains a cavity the only way to fix it or reduce the damage is by filling it with a synthetic material. However according to researches, cavities may be prevented and even healed with proper nutrition. For example, according to a new study published in the British Medical…

Should You Slash Your Sugar Intake to Cut Cavities?

Every since you were a kid, you’ve always been told that sugary sweets will rot your teeth. So it doesn’t really come as a surprise that a new study from the U.K. finds that greatly reducing the amount of added sugar you eat can significantly lower your risk of dental decay. Researchers found that over…

The 5-Step Tooth-Plaque Prevention Plan

Have you ever run your tongue along the front of your teeth and felt a slimy coating? That “fuzzy-toothed” feeling is the buildup of bacteria. It’s called plaque, and if you let it stick around for too long, it can damage your teeth and gums. What can you do to stop plaque in its tracks? We’ve…