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 …

What is the best dental floss to use

General consensus is Reach Total Care. Its slippery, but it cleans really well. It seems to be “stretchy” as well so that it easy to get it to hug the curved contours of the teeth as well. Unlike conventional floss, either waxed or unwaxed, it doesn’t shred, since it is not made from woven fibers. According to the Johnson &Johnson’s information …

7 things that will stain your teeth

You may not want to hear it, but the foods and beverages we enjoy the most are the worst for achieving and maintaining a great smile. If it can stain your white shirt, chances are it’s going to stain your teeth as well. Tooth discolouration is inevitable, but this does not mean it can’t be prevented. Keep your pearly whites in tip top condition …

Dental Decay is a Systemic Disease | Part 2

As mentioned last month, there is a rather shocking conclusion to the research that Ralph Steinman did involving diet and tooth decay. Firstly, what is simply profound to me as a dental professional is that they observed the tracers that they used in the food show up within the rat’s teeth minutes after they ate!  I want to stop here and have everyone …

Dental Decay is a Systemic Disease

Are you one of those many people who brushes and flosses religiously only to be told you have yet another cavity when you visit the dentist for a check-up? Please don’t despair as there is more to the story! According to research published in the late 1960’s by the late Nobel Laureate Dr. Ralph Steinman; Dental Decay is a Systemic Disease. What …

Why do my teeth not meet properly all of sudden?

Teeth can have trouble meeting properly for several reasons. One reason is that teeth may have temporarily shifted. This can occur when there is a tooth infection or when inflamed maxillary sinuses are present. Another reason can be due to a recent trauma to the face. Localized trauma can result in a fracture of teeth, the mandible or maxilla and this …

What should I do if my tooth is sensitive to cold after it is crowned?

There are two types of sensitivity that can commonly experienced after a crown is cemented. One is sensitivity to biting pressure and the other is sensitivity to cold (and or hot) liquids. If a patient is  experiencing either of these after a permanent crown is placed, then probably the best thing to do is to let their dentist know. Sensitivity after …