The 5 Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Teeth

In order to survive, humans have to eat food. Certain foods, however, are better and healthier for your smile’s longevity, and some are worse. Curious about helping your smile stay healthy between checkups? Here’s our suggestions for the best and worst foods to eat.  Worst:  Dried fruits. While a healthy alternative to ...

Kids with Dental Problems at Higher Risk for Heart Problems as Adults

Oral health and overall health are closely linked. We’ve talked about the many health consequences of gum disease and how getting root canal therapy could prevent heart attacks. Now a new study shows how deep this connection runs. According to this study, children who have poor oral health are ...

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 ...

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 ...