Tooth Enamel Erosion May be Caused by Common Beverages

Sugar is not the only dietary factor causing erosion of our valuable tooth enamel.  Acidic foods and beverages are also responsible for reducing valuable tooth enamel from your teeth.   Tooth erosion is permanent; it can even cause increased sensitivity to hot or cold beverages.  The chart below represents levels of acidity in common beverages we […]

An A.P. Article Suggests Weak Evidence for Flossing. Should You be Flossing?

Last month the Associated Press (A.P.) released a report stating there’s “weak evidence” in regards to the importance of flossing.  This report has reached every major news outlet and exploded on the social media outlets.  Patients have been asking their dentists if they should continue flossing. An Associated Press Reporter Jeff Donn decided to investigate […]

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy affects almost every aspect of a woman’s health, including oral health. It is very important to maintain your regular 6-month dental visits during pregnancy. More than 50% of women are affected by pregnancy gingivitis. Some women will notice that their gums are more red, swollen and prone to bleeding. Due to hormonal changes, the gums may […]

The Fluoride Affect on Tooth Enamel.

In 1901 Frederick McKay, a recent dental school graduate, left New York to start a new life in Colorado Springs. Upon his arrival, he soon discovered that many local inhabitants displayed brown teeth. Dr. McKay took an interest in solving the mystery of the “Colorado Brown Stain.” It took 30 years to discover that it […]

Routine Dental Visits Vital to Your Oral Health

Prevention and early diagnosis is the best medicine when it concerns your teeth. To avoid costly dental procedures down the road, it’s advisable to visit the dentist every 6 months. These visits can achieve a great deal for your dental health and wellness. It’s rare for someone to get cavities, gums disease or other serious […]

Foods That Help Protect Teeth Against Cavities

A dental cavity (or tooth decay) is the destruction of the top layer of teeth, which happens to be the enamel. Cavities can be caused by several factors: poor dental hygiene or frequent consumption of sugars and carbohydrates. A layer of sticky bacterial film, or plaque, forms frequently on teeth. When the bacteria in the […]

Top 5 Best Foods and Drinks for Your Teeth

Fruits and vegetables are high in fiber. Dr. Mann often says, “An apple a day keeps the dentist away.” They work by physically scrubbing your teeth and stimulating salivary flow by requiring longer chewing times. Saliva is important in fighting cavities, because it washes teeth and neutralizes tooth-damaging acids. Saliva also contains calcium and phosphates […]

What’s Really Causing Gum Recession? Most Common Reasons for Gum Recession

Most Common reasons for gum recession Patients often ask during their dental visits “Why are my gums shrinking?” Gum recession can cause unpleasant symptoms such as sensitivity to hot and cold, when eating or drinking. Also, areas where gums have receded leaving the roots exposed appear darker and cannot be whitened since the roots of teeth lack […]

Major Brand Toothpastes Linked to Oral Canker Sores

Most of us get a small annoying canker sore once or twice a year, which usually goes away in a week or so.  But a small percentage of the population gets frequent outbreaks of painful cankers. While the exact cause of canker sores is still unknown.  We do know that weather changes, stress, oral hygiene, […]