Category Archives: Prevention

Breast Feeding and Early Childhood Caries

Is Your Breast Fed Baby at Risk for Early Childhood Caries? Our recent post discussed Baby Bottle Tooth Decay (Early Childhood Caries) and how and why it occurs.  It is important for Moms who breast feed their baby to know that just … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

HOW TO PREVENT EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES  If you must give the baby a bottle as a comfort at bedtime, it should contain only water. If your child won’t fall asleep without the bottle and its usual beverage, gradually dilute the … Continue reading

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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Baby  Bottle Tooth Decay You may think that because baby teeth are replaced by permanent teeth, it is not important if they decay or are lost early.  It is however, very important to keep baby teeth healthy because: Primary (baby) teeth last for one-sixth … Continue reading

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Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

TREATMENT FOR SENSITIVE TEETH In our last blog we discussed some of the causes of sensitive teeth.  In this post, we will discuss some suggestions to treat sensitivity. The treatment for sensitive teeth will depend on what the cause is.  There … Continue reading

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Tooth Sensitivity

TOOTH SENSITIVITY It is estimated that approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity.  Tooth sensitivity can range from very mild to extreme and can come and go over time. There are many things that can cause sensitive teeth, and treatment … Continue reading

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Receding Gums

Receding Gums The gingiva (gum) is the protective skin that is located around the necks of each tooth, and covers the underlying bone that holds the roots of the teeth. The gums are the so-called first line of defense against bacteria that … Continue reading

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17 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Damaging Your Teeth

PROTECT YOUR TEETH  KEEP THEM FOR LIFETIME!                                                       Do you brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something acidic?  Brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking something acidic can cause tooth wear.  If you eat or drink anything … Continue reading

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