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When acidic food or drink is consumed, the enamel softens for a short time. Food high in acid that are consumed on an excessive basis can cause the mouth to not repair itself and create a greater chance for dental erosion. Teeth may become overly sensitive as the acid breaks down dental sealants and restorations.


Articles

Please feel free to read our articles, listed below. All information given is for educational purposes and should not be considered for use for self-diagnostic actions. Please consult a trained and qualified dental professional for any concerns or questions.

Whiter teeth: What actually works and what are the risks?

Everyone wants whiter teeth. There is a growing trend for making your teeth whiter through toothpastes, overnight kits and advertisements for teeth bleaching. How well do any of these actually work? Read More >>

Saliva, the natural defence against tooth decay

The bacterial naturally found in your mouth form a sticky film called plaque. The plaque bacteria make acids using carbohydrates (sugars and starches) from foods that aren’t cleaned from y . . . Read More >>

Are you eating right, working out, getting plenty of rest? Take care of your teeth the same way you take care of your body.

Your teeth are with you for life and taking care of them is a life-long pursuit. To protect against unnatural decay and erosion some simply steps can be taken to ensure that your teeth last as lo . . . Read More >>

Do you have “Dentist Dread”? 4 Ways to make your visit to the dental professional easier.

Anxiety about visiting a dental professional is normal. It is important to visit your dental professional on a regular basis to help properly care for your teeth but it is not unusual to have feelings o . . . Read More >>


Got A Question?  Ask The Hygienist

Q: My dental professional gives fluoride treatments after every cleaning. Are they worth the extra cost?

A: If you're prone to cavities, fluoride treatments, done about every six months, are a good. . .


Q: Can Dry Mouth Cause Dental Problems?

A: When the soft tissues of the mouth are constantly dry, they can become inflamed, painful, and more susceptible to infection. Tooth decay can develop. . .


Q: What are the signs of Periodontal Disease in Children?

A: our basic signs will alert you to periodontal disease in children: Bleeding - Bleeding gums during tooth brushing, flossing or any other time. . .