cavities

Do I Have a Cavity? How Can I Tell?

Did you know? Of adults, 92% have had tooth decay. Tooth decay is the most common disease worldwide, mostly because of the sugar consumption of most people. Is tooth decay typically painful? At what point should you schedule an appointment with the dentist? Continue reading to learn how to tell if you have a potential cavity, and what to do [...]

2020-01-16T19:14:50+00:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Dental Prevention|Tags: , , |

What is Dental Plaque?

Most of us have heard of plaque, but what exactly is it? Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria and sugars that forms on our teeth. Plaque can lead to decay and gum disease, which is why brushing and flossing your teeth is so important. Luckily, plaque can be removed by a cleaning from your dentist, and daily brushing and [...]

Oral Health | Ways To Minimize Tooth Decay

Do you worry about getting cavities or tooth decay? You’re not alone if you do. Cavities can lead to other dental health issues, sensitive teeth and pain. If you would like to do more than the traditional brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist, making changes to your diet can help improve your chances of remaining cavity-free. Fruits and Vegetables [...]

Why Do People Seem to Get More Cavities As They Get Old?

Saliva acts as a buffer that maintains the acid/base balance in your mouth. Saliva is produced by salivary glands, located in our cheeks and under the tongues. Two types of saliva are produced by these glands, serous saliva, and mucous saliva. Serous saliva is the “wet and watery” kind of saliva, and mucous saliva is “sticky and thick.” Mucous glands [...]

Oral Health | Your Dietary Choices – Part Two

During our last article, our team listed several drinks that will cause damage to your oral health, and may eventually lead to more serious overall health issues. To continue our blog series on your dietary choices, and what will benefit and what will harm your oral health, the team at Milford Dental Excellence will review several foods that will cause [...]

2020-01-23T21:05:40+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Dental Prevention|Tags: , , , |

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