How Does a Cavity Form?

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When you go to the dentist for a checkup, you hate to hear those four dreaded words: You have a cavity. No one wants cavities, but the average person has 13 cavities by the time he or she reaches ages 40-59. That sparks a natural curiosity about tooth decay: How do cavities form? And how fast […]

How safe are X-Rays?

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Getting x-rays is a regular part of many dental visits, but some people have questions about the safety of these x-rays. You may wonder: Should children be getting dental x-rays? Will they have any cumulative effect over your lifetime? Can you get cancer from dental x-rays? Are there safer forms of x-rays? Let’s take a […]

Why Is It Important to Floss Daily?

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A few minutes after you eat sugary or carbohydrate-rich foods, bacteria start to demineralize your dental enamel (outer layer of the tooth). Demineralization means the acidic condition caused by sugar leaches calcium and other important minerals from your teeth dentin and enamel. Bacteria responsible for a host of oral diseases thrive on common dietary sugars […]

How to Help Your Child Get Over Dental Phobia

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Kids are scared of the dentist. In fact,  thirty percent of kids say they are scared to visit the dentist. You can help your child deal with a fear of the dentist by using these strategies. Don’t Pass on Your Fears to Your Kids The above survey found that kids whose parents are afraid of […]

 
 
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