Category Archives: Dental Health

Dental Work Does Not Have to Be Painful

Advances in dental technology have dramatically improved the comfort of dental work and orthodontic procedures. However, once the anesthesia wears off, it is possible that you may experience some pain or discomfort as your mouth starts to heal. You don’t have to be uncomfortable throughout this process. Use these over the counter medications in order […]

Should Your Mouth Be More Basic or More Acidic in pH?

When we discuss oral pH with our clients, many of them ask whether the mouth should be more basic or more acidic. The answer is neither! The pH scale ranges from 0-14, and the lower numbers indicate more acidic chemicals. A neutral pH is 7, which is the pH of normal water, and we want […]

How to Increase Your Vitamin D Intake and Why You Need To

For many people, getting enough vitamin D is easy. They spend time outside, take a daily multivitamin, and they drink milk. However, not everyone gets enough vitamin D. If you are one who is prone to cavities or sensitive teeth, then you may need to increase how much vitamin D you get regularly. It is […]

Causes of Tooth Enamel Loss

Enamel erosion is a common condition that can cause irreversible damage to the teeth. There are many causes of tooth enamel loss, and by identifying them, you can take steps to avoid these issues. Acid Erosion Acid erosion is one of the leading causes of enamel loss. Excessive consumption of acidic foods like soda and […]

What Happens When We Notice Signs of Problems During an Exam?

When you come in and see us for a cleaning, we also perform an exam. This means that we look at each tooth individually, and we also look at x-rays regularly to look for the signs of any type of problem. The earlier a problem is spotted, the easier it is to treat. So, what […]