Archive for April, 2011

Sealants

If you have plaque on your teeth, you may know that it can be very destructive. One way to protect your teeth from plaque is to for your dentist to apply sealants. Sealants are a clear or white plastic that are placed in the grooves of the biting surfaces of back teeth. Your back teeth […]

Snack & Sip-Risk Decay

Americans are consuming foods and drinks high in sugar more often and in larger portions than ever before. Alarmingly, a steady diet of sugary foods and drinks, including sports drinks, can ruin teeth, especially among those who snack throughout the day. The sugar mixed with the bacteria in your mouth produces acid, which can attack […]

Heart Disease & Your Teeth

Researchers are finding possible links between gum infections and cardiovascular disease. In fact, some research suggests that periodontal disease may be a more serious risk factor for heart disease than high blood pressure…smoking… high cholesterol… gender…and age. Studies also suggest that people who have gum disease seem to be at a higher risk for heart […]