Tooth Decay

How Your Teeth Decay In order for bacteria to multiply and live, it must have food! Eating sugary foods, or even starches like rice, feed the bacteria. Acids will produce and may dissolve your tooth enamel (outer layer of the tooth). Types of Decay Children can get a type of decay we call early childhood caries, or baby bottle tooth …

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean and Effective

Keeping Your Toothbrush Clean and Effective

We all aim to have clean teeth and healthy smiles. The tool that makes this all possible? Your toothbrush. Since effective and diligent tooth brushing is the gateway to good oral health, it’s crucial that we are doing all we can to keep our toothbrush – our key dental hygiene tool – clean and in good condition. This is why …

Here’s to a Clean Mouth

Did you know that the only time your mouth is bacteria free is at birth?   It’s true… Within a few hours after entering into this bacteria-filled world, a normal flora in our mouths will begin to develop.   We then start our lifelong relationship with these little critters.  A mature mouth is inhabited by 500 to 1000 different types of bacteria, …