Many people are afraid of the dentist. Unfortunately, much of this fear stems from a negative dental experience, typically during childhood. So, what happens when a child of a “dental-phobe” comes to the office? It is important for parents to remember that their anxieties don’t have to also be those of their children. As a…Read more
What Are Cavities?
What are Cavities? How Do We Treat Them? What Causes A Cavity? Everyone’s mouth contains thousands of bacteria that use the sugar that we eat and turn it into acid. When the bacteria on your teeth create acid, this makes soft holes in your teeth called “cavities” or “decay”. Bacteria love to stick to…Read more
Confused About Fluoride?
What Is Fluoride? Fluoride is a form of the element fluorine. It occurs naturally in mineral formations and in all natural bodies of water around the world. Fluoride that is added to drinking water comes from natural calcium deposits in phosphate rock, which are then purified. Fluoride is considered safe in appropriate amounts, and recommended…Read more
How Does Pregnancy Affect Oral Health?
How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health? As you know, women’s bodies undergo many changes during pregnancy - one of which is an increase in hormones, especially during the second trimester of pregnancy. This causes an increase in blood flow to the gums, making it much easier for them to get swollen, red and irritated.…Read more