When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, & not all of it is bad news. Continue reading How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth
Over time, plaque (a thick, bacteria-filled film) and tartar (a hard calcium-based build-up) can build up on your teeth & eventually lead to tooth decay. While regular brushing & flossing at home can help prevent this buildup, Continue reading Why Teeth Cleanings Are Important
Root canals have a bad reputation they don’t deserve and we think Hollywood is to blame. Movies and television shows often portray root canal therapy as a painful and frightening procedure. The truth is that most root canal procedures are quite painless Continue reading Why Hollywood Needs to Stop Hating on Root Canals
Test your knowledge of dentistry & your dental health! Take the quiz & see the answer key at the bottom to see how well you did.
- When should you floss?
- Before you brush your teeth.
- After you brush your teeth.
- Before or after—as long as you floss at least once a day!
- Which beverages are acidic & can cause tooth decay?
- Water with lemon
- Diet soda
- All of the above
- When should children first see the dentist?
- Within 6 months of their first tooth coming in.
- Once they have at least two teeth.
- Once all of their teeth have come in.
- Once they’re old enough to talk to the dentist.
- What does fluoride do?
- It helps keep plaque from sticking to teeth.
- It helps rebuild dental enamel & reverse early tooth decay.
- It kills bacteria in your mouth that can cause tooth decay.
- It helps keep teeth white by removing surface stains.
- In addition to poor dental hygiene, which of these are risk factors for gum disease?
- Genetic susceptibility.
- Medications that cause dry mouth.
- All of the above.
- True or False: A hard bristle toothbrush is better at cleaning teeth than a soft bristle toothbrush.