Posts Tagged ‘ Tooth Decay ’

How To Deal With The Pain Of Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can be painful and unsightly, and most people have a hard time dealing with the pain. While there are over the counter medications that can help ease the pain for a while, it will eventually become too much to handle. Dentists and researchers are working on ways to rebuild and restore tooth enamel,… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 20 2015

Tooth Decay Risk Doubles For Children Exposed To Second-Hand Smoke

Everyone knows that smoking is unhealthy and that second-hand smoke is even worse. A recent study shows that children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are twice as likely to suffer from tooth decay. The study also shows that 42% of American children aged 2-11 have decay in their primary teeth. Read the full article here.

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2015

How Bad Is Candy For Your Teeth?

You have probably heard a lot about how bad candy and sugar is for your teeth, but do you believe it? Do you really know what kind of effects sugar can have on your teeth? Dentists claim that most people would be horrified if they really knew how bad candy can hurt your teeth and… Read More »

  • Posted on: Nov 2 2015

More Preschoolers Suffering From Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can happen to anyone who doesn’t practice good dental hygiene, but dentists all over the country are finding that more and more preschoolers are showing of at their offices with cavities on a large number of teeth.  Dentists say that it is likely due to too much sugar in their diets and not… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 26 2015

Are You Putting Your Children At Risk For Tooth Decay?

As a parent you want to keep you children healthy and make sure that they have a healthy and white smile that last their whole lives. Although you may be reminding your children to brush daily and are taking them to their dental appointments as needed you could still be putting them at risk for… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 11 2015

Plant Chemicals May Fight Tooth Decay

Brushing and good oral hygiene are the best way to prevent tooth decay, but a new study shows that a chemical found in plants could also help. The chemical occurs naturally in plants and could stop harmful bacteria from infecting teeth and causing tooth decay.  The chemical may also prevent the buildup of plaque. The chemical is called trans-chalcone and… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 21 2015

Tooth Decay: Did Sugar Industry Behave Like The Tobacco Industry?

How much sugar do you consume during an average day? You are likely aware of that spoonful you sprinkle over your cereal or the packet you stir into your coffee, but how about the sugar in the various foods and drinks you consume all day? Whether you know it or not, you are likely consuming… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 18 2015

Results Of Xylitol Study Come Back Inconclusive

Xylitol is a natural sugar substitute that s used in many foods and soft drinks. It is also used to flavor some toothpastes. There has been much debate about whether or not this sweetener can cause tooth decay and if it should be used in dental hygiene products. Several studies have been conducted to determine… Read More »

  • Posted on: May 11 2015

What Causes Toothaches?

One of the most common causes of toothaches is decay; however, this is not always the source of tooth pain. Chronic toothaches can be also caused by several other factors, such as: A recent facial injury – A blow to the face may have cracked or fractured one of your teeth. Bruxism – If you… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 24 2015

Revealing Tooth Decay in a Whole New Light

New Spectra device provides better cavity prevention and detection You already know the drill for preventing time spent under the dental drill: brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and getting regular dental check-ups. All of these steps help make sure you do your part in maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing tooth decay… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 21 2015