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What’s in Toothpaste?

And Why Is Using It Important? Toothpaste is the first line of defense for your teeth and overall oral health. A proper oral hygiene regimen means you should be brushing twice a day—once before bedtime and once in the morning. That's because, during the night, saliva flow lessens and bacteria growth is at its highest, so it's important to brush before and after this period, when your teeth are at [...]

What’s in Toothpaste?2022-04-05T08:00:47-07:00

Food for Healthy Teeth

Food and Drinks that Are Good For Teeth Nutrition from food is an essential part of oral health! As the old saying goes, "You are what you eat." The nutrition we obtain from food and drink significantly contributes to our health, and that includes your teeth as well. Some food can increase the risk for cavities and tooth decay, while others provide benefits as a source for critical nutrients. Here [...]

Food for Healthy Teeth2021-03-16T08:00:49-07:00

Fluoride Treatments for Kids

Children's Fluoride Treatments available in Antelope, CA Fluoride plays an important role in the development of children's teeth. Fluoride is often found naturally in water, soil, air, and many foods. It is absorbed easily into tooth enamel, especially in the growing teeth of children from 6 months to 16 years old. Once teeth are fully developed, fluoride makes them more resistant to decay by promoting remineralization. This process replaces the [...]

Fluoride Treatments for Kids2021-01-12T08:00:53-08:00

Adult Fluoride Treatments

Topical Fluoride Treatments in Antelope, CA No matter your age, fluoride helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Fluoride helps create healthy teeth, and it's not just for kids—adults need fluoride too! Every day, acidic foods and drinks threaten to erode tooth enamel. Bacteria as well, can produce acid and dissolve the enamel on a microscopic level. (A process that is known as Demineralization.) Fortunately, our body fights back [...]

Adult Fluoride Treatments2020-11-10T08:00:52-08:00

Developing Good Habits

To Protect Children's Teeth Food & Drink Eating and drinking habits are the biggest factors in preventing childhood cavities. But, just as important as what children eat, is when they eat it. To encourage positive eating habits and prevent cavities, limit eating time to 4 or 5 periods during the day (rather than continuous snacking). By reducing the amount of time that food directly contacts teeth, you help reduce the [...]

Developing Good Habits2020-06-09T08:00:19-07:00

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health

Ways to Protect Teeth & Overall Health Take these seven steps to achieve greater safety and fend off some of the most common childhood mishaps! Prevent decay with fluoride. If your family drinks only bottled or filtered water, you may be getting less fluoride than the recommended amount; ask about fluoridation treatments! Mouthguards for athletes. It's important to always wear a mouthguard whenever there's potential for trauma, but a poorly [...]

7 Tips to Protect Kids’ Health2020-03-17T08:00:55-07:00

Fluoride Levels and The Goldilocks Rule

The best rule for fluoride is: Not too much. Not too little. Ever since the first American city began to manage fluoride levels in its water supply, there's been plenty of misinformation floating around regarding the potential benefits and dangers of this substance. In a nutshell, fluoride has been shown to help protect against tooth decay. It also exists naturally in most water supplies. When communities fluoridated their water, they [...]

Fluoride Levels and The Goldilocks Rule2019-08-06T08:00:04-07:00

Let’s Think About Prevention…

Prevention is the Best Way to Avoid Costly Dental Emergencies We understand that not all emergencies can be avoided, sometimes accidents happen. But skipping check-ups and avoiding the dentist is never a good way to save money. It will only result in more costly treatment needed down the road. Instead, we like to emphasize the value of maintaining your oral health. Just imagine that every time you brush, floss, or [...]

Let’s Think About Prevention…2019-07-23T08:00:40-07:00

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Overwhelmed by your choices? Here's how to choose the right toothpaste for you. While your toothbrush does most of the plaque removal, abrasive agents in toothpaste will scour food particles and plaque from your teeth. Fluoride is the best-known ingredient, added to make the outer tooth structure more decay-resistant. Fluorides work best when teamed with surfactants (detergents), which help in remineralization. Lauryl sulfates, the most common surfactants, can dissolve plaque [...]

Choosing the Right Toothpaste2019-03-19T08:00:01-07:00

Let’s Trend Towards Better Oral Health

Tooth decay is declining in everyone except among preschoolers. What can you do to give your kids a better future? Before the first tooth comes in, wipe baby's mouth clean with a damp washcloth. Once a tooth emerges, use a soft toothbrush twice daily for about 3 minutes. Kids are old enough to brush their own teeth when they can write their own name (which displays the dexterity required for [...]

Let’s Trend Towards Better Oral Health2019-02-26T08:00:31-08:00
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