Category: Cavity

How to Prevent Cavities While Wearing Braces
Whether you’re a parent of a pre-teen or an adult who decided braces are the best course of action to improve your smile, these orthodontic devices can be challenging to have. Not only do metal braces affect your appearance, they can be uncomfortable at times. Fortunately, once your braces come off and your new smile is revealed, you’ll be glad …
How are Cavities Fixed?
If you go to the dentist and they tell you the unfortunate news that you have a cavity, first of all, don’t feel bad, cavities are a very common dental issue and although proper brushing and dental hygiene can greatly reduce your chance of getting a cavity, sometimes they are just unavoidable. Now, you may be wondering what exactly they will hav…
Are You Prone to Cavities?
Even if you brush and floss several times a day, you can still get cavities. Unfortunately, your diet and DNA have a major influence on how prone you are to getting cavities. Due to our sugary western diets, dentists are seeing more and more cavities among patients. As the bacteria in our bodies breaks down sucrose, they can enter the crevices i…
How Does Coffee Affect My Mouth?
As one of the most addictive and delicious drinks, coffee is notorious for staining teeth. A common question dentists ask their patients is, “Are you a regular coffee drinker?” This is due to the extremely noticeable stains seen by dentists. A recent study conducted by The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil announced that some coffee…
How Do I Know When I Have a Cavity?
A dental cavity is simply defined as a hole in the tooth’s outer layers. If a cavity is small and not painful, it often goes unnoticed. However, larger cavities trap food particles and irritate the pulp which causes toothaches. It’s best to avoid cold, hot, sour and sweet foods if you are already experiencing frequent toothaches. Cavities can re…