Avoid Enamel Erosion

Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in your body? In fact, it is actually harder than steel, but can break much more easily. It is a translucent shell on the outside of your teeth that helps protect teeth from daily wear and tear, but it can still be prone to chips and cracks. Unfortunately, enamel has no living cells and cannot be replaced after it is damaged, which is why it’s important to protect teeth from enamel erosion.

Tooth Extractions

There are several care options for broken or damaged teeth, but sometimes, a tooth can’t be saved and an extraction needs to be performed. Teeth may also need to be extracted in the case of overcrowding or wisdom tooth removal. While the goal is always to save a patient’s teeth, sometimes the best course of action for long-term dental health requires that a tooth be removed.

What You Eat Can Effect Your Dental Health

We all know how important a healthy diet is for maintaining our physical and even mental health. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and lean protein is praised for keeping those extra pounds off and giving us sustained energy throughout the day. Did you know that what we eat, and don’t eat for that matter, also has a direct affect on our dental health? Read more to find out how you can make changes to your diet that will improve your dental and overall health.

Set Your Child Up for a Lifetime of Good Dental Health

Is there a child in your life who dislikes brushing their teeth? Do you have to remind your child to brush their teeth on a daily basis? February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and a great time to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, adults, and caregivers. At an early age, dental habits and attitudes about dental care are established. Would you like some tips on how to set your child up for a lifetime of good dental health? Then follow along!