Archive for July, 2015

The Five Enemies of Tooth Enamel

It’s true:  Enamel is the hardest substance in your body.  However, it is not invincible!  Our teeth are covered in enamel.  It is the first line of defense against cavities and decay, the very substance that protects the interior, living parts of your tooth!  No wonder it takes a beating!  This all adds up to […]

Chomp! Fun Facts about Teeth

As children, we are obsessed with our teeth.  Counting them, watching them fall out and grow back in.  Waiting for the tooth fairy’s surprise.  And as adults, we are still obsessed with them, but maybe in a different way (as in “why do they always hurt and why aren’t they white anymore?”)  So just for […]

Sugar Bugs and Mouth Monsters: Talking to your Kids about Cavities

In our practice, you may have heard us refer to those nasty “sugar bugs”, the bacterial villains that cause tooth decay, feeding off of sugar in your child’s mouth!  This is a great, fun way to get the message across to kids that oral hygiene habits are important!  Similarly, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry […]