Acidic beverages — fruit juices, sports drink, energy drinks, soft drinks, wine—wreak havoc on your oral health when consumed frequently. Gulping down these drinks every meal not only exposes your teeth to a high risk of developing decay but could also lead to obesity and other serious health conditions.
Dental plaque is a thin film of bacteria that sticks on our teeth. Everyone develops dental plaque since bacteria constantly reside in our mouths. But if dental plaque is allowed to sit on your teeth undisturbed and is fed sugars, it will start to release acids. When these acids sit against the tooth enamel for …Read More
If you’re a fan of sweet treats, chances are Tooth Decay United is winning in your mouth. Indulging in sugary foods increases your risk of developing tooth decay. And don’t even think that sugar-free drinks are any better: Low-Sugar Soft Drinks And Risk of Tooth Decay
‘Excuses’ is one Tooth Decay United player that parents and the dental team hear about all the time. Cost, too busy, forgetting to brush, forgetting to floss, fear, feeling ashamed are just some of the excuses people have that prevent them from having good oral health.
One of the notorious players of Team Tooth Decay, Neglected Toothbrush is actually easy to beat—all it takes is to have that “shaggy dog” toothbrush replaced! Most dentists recommend that you change your toothbrushes every three months. The normal wear and tear of three months of using your toothbrush make it ineffective in removing plaque …Read More