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Twenty Years of Cavity Prevention: CAMBRA Celebrates Proven Successes

What if having a cavity didn’t mean getting a filling? Or, better yet, what if you could do more to prevent cavities than just brushing and flossing? Those are the driving questions behind CAMBRA (Caries Management By Risk Assessment), which is 21 years young this year. CAMBRA is an approach to dentistry that ...

3 Ways Candy Can Actually Protect Your Teeth

We know that sugar is the leading cause of cavities. Simple carbohydrates like sugar feed oral bacteria, which grow and excrete acid that attacks your tooth enamel. Tooth enamel is very strong, but it’s vulnerable to acid attack. The acid first removes minerals from teeth, then creates holes in ...

Why You Should Still Consider Metal Braces

These days, everyone is promoting metal-free braces like Invisalign. And some of the benefits of this approach do seem attractive. Believe us, we’ve helped many people get straight, beautiful smiles with Invisalign and think it’s the right approach for many people. But we also think that not enough people realize that metal ...

Teen E-Cigarette Use Increases Dramatically

According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of teens using e-cigarettes has increased dramatically in the past year, marking a continued rapid rise in use since 2011. Although e-cigarettes may not have the same health consequences as traditional cigarettes, they can still cause health problems, including oral health ...

New Study Links Kids’ High Sugar Consumption to Bad Behavior

We know that many kids eat too much sugar, and that this can be bad for your kids’ teeth, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. We also know that consuming too much sugar can lead to health risks like obesity and diabetes. However, a ...

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