Sugar isn’t bad for your teeth. At least, sugar alone isn’t bad for your teeth. The acids produced by the bacteria in your mouth that feed on the sugar you eat? Those are bad for your teeth. So bad, in fact, that many family dentists recommend avoiding sugar altogether.
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Metal dental fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, were the standard in dentistry for decades. Inexpensive, mostly effective, and fairly durable, these fillings are likely in the mouths of most adult women and men who had fillings placed even as recently as five or ten years ago.
But should metal fillings be replaced? Is removing amalgam fillings a good idea?
There are certain signs that can lead our dentist to believe that you may need a root canal. Root canals are performed to repair decay that has spread to the roots of your teeth and will remove all infection and seal the infected area. Please take this quiz to determine if a root canal is something that you may need:
We all know that sugar fills certain foods like candy, soda, and ice cream, but you might be surprised to know that many foods you think are healthy are actually hiding a lot of sugar. Check ingredients on foods you buy regularly like ketchup, soy milk, spaghetti sauce, and even peanut butter. You might be surprised to see that sugar is a key ingredient in all of them.
There are many people who believe that all dental procedures should be avoided during pregnancy. This is, in fact, incorrect. Not only is it not true, but, it is highly recommended that during pregnancy, preventative dental and regular exams not be put off.