The Basics of Tooth Decay

Since you were very young, you have been taught to brush your teeth to avoid cavities. But cavities just don’t appear on their own. So how do you get cavities? This may not be a pleasant fact, but the truth is that your mouth is full of bacteria. When you eat foods that contain starches and sugars, the bacteria can... read more »

Don’t Let Enamel Erosion Take Over Your Smile

Tooth enamel is the strongest material in the human body. But even so, it is not indestructible. While tough, tooth enamel can be weakened and broken down because of acid in the mouth. To make up your tooth, the enamel protects the softer, bonelike material below it (the dentin), and dentin protects the tooth pulp which houses a network of... read more »

Your Child’s Back-To-School Success

Traditionally, August tends to be the summer month where families squeeze in dental checkups before the busy school year takes hold. This means August is one of the busiest times for dental offices. But if you missed the August "deadline", it's not too late to help your child get ready for a successful school year. September is perfect for building... read more »