Acid causes cavities Tooth decay is caused by a sugary diet…sort of. The reality is that cavities are caused by the acid produced by bacteria in our mouths as they metabolize the sugar in your diet. When you feed the bacteria, the pH drops (becomes more acidic), and tooth enamel starts to break down. When … Read More
November’s Patient of the Month!
Halloween is right around the corner, and with it comes piles of sticky, sugary treats. We know that sugar causes cavities by feeding the bacteria in our mouths which turn sugar into the acids that break down tooth structure. Sugary foods that stay in contact with our teeth for extended periods of time generate the … Read More
WSJ: Increasing Number Of Adults Seek Orthodontic Treatments The Wall Street Journal (10/5, Reddy, Subscription Publication) reports that an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatments, and dentists are offering more discrete options. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, more than 1.2 million adults received orthodontic treatment in 2012, up 36 percent from … Read More
Preventative Care Recommended To Save On Dentistry Fox News (9/16, Renter) states that avoiding dental care to save money can have “major repercussions” on a person’s health, and may result in costlier dental expenses in the future. The article recommends preventative care to “identify small and relatively affordable concerns before they become big, expensive problems” … Read More
HealthDay (9/3, Preidt) reports that an analysis of data from 113 countries found that “Smokeless tobacco is linked to more than a quarter of a million deaths worldwide each year.” The researchers estimated that in 2010, “smokeless tobacco caused more than 62,000 deaths due to cancers of the mouth, pharynx and esophagus, and more than … Read More
By Katie Chiarelli, RDH I always simply wanted “straight teeth” until I learned first-hand how important it is to have a “good bite” and proper occlusion. As a dental hygienist currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, I find the field of orthodontics very exciting. This is a great time to be in the field of dentistry and … Read More
Several outlets, including the Huffington Post (UK) (7/29, Hinde), Yahoo! News (7/30, Miller), and the Daily Mail (UK) (7/30, Victor), offer reactions to a Renegade Pharmacist infographic titled “What Happens One Hour After Drinking A Can Of Coke,” that was published May 3. The infographic details the Coke drinker’s almost-immediate blood sugar spike and subsequent … Read More
Study Finds Link Between Poor Oral Hygiene Habits, Hypertension. MarketWatch (7/28) reports that a study by Korean researchers finds that poor oral hygiene habits may increase the risk of hypertension. The study, published in the July 2015 issue of the Journal of Periodontology, examined data between 2008 and 2010 from nearly 20,000 individuals in the … Read More
Our office will be closed Wednesday, August 19 through Sunday, August 23, 2015. We will be open regular hours Monday, August 24, 2015. If you experience a dental emergency, you can call our office for instructions on how to reach Dr. Forgosh or a covering dentist.