Monday, October 29, 2012

Things to know about soda and sports drinks!


   Did you know that just 1 12oz can of soda contains between 10 & 12 teaspoons of sugar, and that a sports drink contains even more sugar than a soda does. Both soda and sports drinks can cause enamel damage to your teeth. Soda only takes 20 minutes for it to start disolving tooth enamel. Continuous sipping of both drinks continually bathes teeth in sugar, which is a perfect breeding ground for plaque.Heavy consumption of soda and sports drinks is linked to tooth decay.

   No one is saying stop drinking these all together even just cutting down the amount you drink will be better for your oral health. However none of these is even better, but in our fast moving lives we understand you will go for something quick on the go. Makes sure to keep all your regular oral hygiene appointments to help keep your teeth nice and healthy.

   If you are looking for a dentist, we are always taking new patients and would love to meet you and your family. We see all patients from small children to seniors. Come meet our friendly staff and schedule a smile consult today.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth are more common then people think.  1 in every 4 adults are affected by "Dentin Hypersensitivity". This sensitivity happens with drinking hot and cold liquids and food. Even air can cause pain and discomfort. The reason is gum recession exposing the root of the tooth or loss of tooth enamel exposing the porous part of your tooth also known as dentin, creating the sensitivity. 

The best way to take care of this problem is to let your dentist know and ask about what products you can use to help reduce the sensitivity and what treatment options are available. Don’t let this problem continue on without talking to your dentist. Sensitive teeth could actually be masking a bigger problem.

It is always better to see your Dentist as soon as you notice any change and catch a problem when it is small. We want to help you to keep your smile healthy. If you have any questions about this topic or any others please email us or feel free to call our office. We will be glad to help you.