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Most of us, ever since we were young, learned the importance of daily brushing and flossing our teeth (and hopefully using mouthwash as well). But even adults can sometimes misunderstand things about their oral health and hygiene. And one often misunderstood aspect of dental care is cavity prevention. Cavity prevention is one of the primary goals of your oral hygiene routine. As an adult, your risk of getting cavities goes up as you age. Years of exposure to acidic foods and drinks eventually...
Sealants are thin, plastic-coated materials applied on the surface of the tooth to protect it from tooth decay. They are usually used on premolars and molars so dental carries cannot settle in the natural fissures and grooves of the teeth, which usually are the hiding places of cavities. Also, plaque easily accumulates on the back teeth because their location usually deprives them of the protection of saliva and fluoride. When sealants are applied, it will bond with the grooves of the teeth,...
Sadly, children get cavities and worse – and the main cause may surprise you. As a pediatric dentist, I want to share ways to prevent decay in your children’s teeth. Acidic beverages are among the top causes of tooth erosion and decay in children. Soda is the worst offender. Drinks thought to be healthy, like fruit juices, and sports drinks, also are among the leading causes of cavities. Even surprisingly small quantities of soda can damage a child’s teeth. As little as...


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