Oral Health for Breastfeeding Moms
Your teeth go through many changes during pregnancy, but did you know that they change during breastfeeding as well? If you decide to breastfeed your child, you need to remember to take good care of your teeth. Learn about common dental issues in breastfeeding mothers and how to take care of your mouth during this stage in motherhood.
How Does Breastfeeding Affect Dental Health?
When you breastfeed, your body doesn’t go through as many physical changes as it did during pregnancy. However, it needs to compensate for the nutrition you make for your baby.
During lactation, your bones break down to send more calcium into your bloodstream, and your kidneys …
Top Reasons to Try Invisalign®
Looking for a straighter smile? Thanks to modern technology, you have more options than ever before. Invisalign® aligners can straighten your teeth without the use of metal braces. Could they work as a better option than metal braces for your needs? Learn more about Invisalign® clear braces and their benefits.
What Is Invisalign®?
Invisalign® treatment involves clear plastic trays created using advanced 3D printing. These aligners slowly change the alignment of your teeth over time. Your dentist will use a special scanner to copy the shape of your mouth. Then, they will use software to plan out the different aligners you will wear throughout treatment.
During your treatment, you will …
The Effects of Sugar on Children’s Teeth
You want only the best for your child. Of course, giving your child the best can be easier said than done. Many foods out there contain a large amount of sugar, which can negatively affect your child’s oral health. How much sugar should you let your child have? Why does it damage teeth? Does sugar cause any extra negative effects on baby teeth? We’ll answer these questions and more.
How Sugar Affects Baby Teeth
People commonly say that sugar causes tooth decay, but technically, it’s the bacteria that create cavities — not the sugar itself. The bacteria in your mouth love to eat sugar as much as many humans do. …
Possible Causes of Toothaches
A toothache is enough to make anyone feel miserable. Not only is it a pain in the mouth, literally, but you may also experience some anxiety trying to figure out the cause. The many possibilities range from common oral issues to bad habits that we may not even be aware of. If you’re struggling with a toothache, the right thing to do is to make an appointment with your dentist. In the meantime, it may help to know some of the most common possible causes of toothaches.
One of the most prevalent oral ailments is something you’ve probably heard of since you were young — cavities. A cavity …
Common Questions About Cavities
Before any dental appointment, one thought pops into most people’s heads — “I wonder if I have a cavity.” Fear of cavities is a concern that’s pressed into us from a young age. That’s the main reason we brush so vigorously and make sure we have regular trips to the dentist’s office. However, a lot of myths surround cavities.
Believe it or not, if you’ve had a cavity, you’re not alone. The majority of patients who visit us have had a cavity at one time or another. In fact, they’re one of the most common oral ailments we see. Despite this fact, you may still have questions or concerns about …