How to Avoid Cavities During the Holiday Season – American Dental Association

6 Tips for Cavity-Free Holidays Timing matters Timing matters. While everything is fine in moderation, it helps to eat sweets and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles. Source: How to … Read more…

Mouthguards Prevent Dental Injuries – Association

Mouthguards Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected. Knowing how to prevent injuries to your mouth and face is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion … Read more…

Best and Worst Halloween Candy for Your Teeth – American Dental Association

Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar … Read more…

Fluoride in Water – American Dental Association

Fluoridation Adding fluoride to public water supplies is a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay and has played a major role in in improving the public’s dental health for 70 years. “Fluoride’s effectiveness in preventing tooth decay extends throughout one’s life, resulting in fewer—and less severe̵—cavities,” says Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy. Read … Read more…