Dental Care for Sports Drinks

This post is all about sports drinks – we’ll be brief. We only want to highlight what’s important. We’ll focus on some important steps to help improve your child’s dental care. Limit your athlete’s intake of sports drinks. Sports drinks are popular among young athletes – they are bombarded by marketing messages and popular professional …

When should I change my toothbrush

We all have that one item in our lives we can’t seem to part with. Your toothbrush should not be one of them! Your toothbrush plays an important role in maintaining good oral hygiene and overall health. This is why you should replace yours at least every three to four months. Studies show that after three months of normal wear and tear, your toothbrush …

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After hearing me break the bad news to a recall patient, a good friend reminded me that I didn’t cause this patient’s decay. Simply put, she heard apprehension in my voice. And if she could hear it, my patients could also hear it. This was a turning point, a shift in my thinking. I no longer have the sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when …

When is a Toothache not a Toothache

Most times when a patient comes in complaining of a toothache, they do have an actual  tooth related problem, but on occasion a patient presents with pain masquerading as tooth pain. At different points in my career, patients have showed up convinced that they had a significant tooth problem when in fact after a thorough investigation it turned out …

Factors that cause tooth decay

I believe that the most important factors, are as follows: 1.The mineralization and the  morphology of teeth, 2.Patient home care, 3.Diet, 4.Acidity of the mouth,and 5.Quality and amount of Saliva.I have not listed these factors necessarily in their order of importance and The information presented here is by no means definitive. I do not claim to …