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Learn about caries, or cavities, which result from the decay or loss of a tooth’s surface material due to bacterial action.


U.S. Kids Have Fewer Cavities Today

May 15th, 2018 by
U.S. kids are getting fewer cavities today.

Compared to just a few years back, U.S. kids have fewer cavities or “dental caries” today.” Nevertheless, dental caries is still the top chronic disease among 6-19 year-olds. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2015-2016 kids far fewer […]


How Drinking Water Assists With Oral Health

May 5th, 2017 by

Most people want an attractive smile. It is usually the first thing that someone notices. Following a solid dental care routine that is filled with brushing and flossing is important. However, drinking water plays a key role in preserving your […]


Benefits of Regular Dental Visits

October 25th, 2016 by

You’ve probably already heard that you should go to the dentist regularly to maintain good oral health. A reliable rule of thumb is to go twice per year. However, you may not have been told about the full benefits of […]


Ways to Avoid a Painful Visit to the Dentist

September 13th, 2016 by

If you are like many people, a visit to the dentist is one of the most painful and stressful appointments that you endure. And you have to go twice a year. Some avoid the dentist because they are nervous about […]


How Long Is Too Long Before Seeing A Dentist

April 11th, 2016 by

Although most people cringe when thinking about visiting a dentist, it is an important part of a solid oral health routine. Taking care of your teeth is essential. A healthy mouth will have a positive effect on your overall health. […]


My Scariest Dental Experience

October 23rd, 2015 by

I was born with dental anxiety, and I’ve had it all my life. Growing up, trips to the dentist involved being poked with sharp instruments while the dentist looked for cavities. A cavity meant submitting to the drill and enduring […]


Dental Abscesses 101

April 29th, 2015 by
dental abscesses concept

If you think flossing your teeth regularly is a pain, prison lawsuits highlight the problems that can arise when you skimp on flossing. Inmates filed suits against the Palm Beach County Jail in Florida and the Westchester County Jail in […]


Early Childhood Caries: The Truth About Sippy Cups

May 18th, 2012 by
Sippy cups increase risk of caries in children.

Most parents know about Early Childhood Caries (or cavities), also known as ECC. However, did you know covered cups for small children – notably sippy cups – can be detrimental to young teeth, too? Early Childhood Caries also goes by […]


Pediatric Dental Care: When Babies Become Tweens and Tweens Become Teens

January 9th, 2012 by
Kid's dental needs change.

  Our teeth are meant to last our entire lives. Pediatric dental care is caring for them properly in the first part of our lives. It is essential if we’re to enjoy them later on. But that doesn’t mean that […]