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How to Reverse Tooth Decay

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When it comes to proper oral hygiene and the health of your teeth, prevention is always the best strategy. Brushing your teeth after every meal and before bedtime, flossing thoroughly, limiting your consumption of sugary drinks and snacks and quitting smoking can all have a positive impact on your smile, and your overall health as well.

But while preventing tooth decay is always the best strategy, no one is perfect, and cavities happen to even the most diligent of brushers and flossers. No matter who you are or what your age, it is important to see your dentist regularly and get a thorough checkup twice a year.

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The Link Between Medications and Cavities

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If you are wondering why your dentist asks for a complete medical history as part of your routine care, there are some very good reasons why they do so. At Royal Lakes Dental (royallakesdental.com), we strive to provide the best and most comprehensive dental care possible, and that means working as an integral part of your medical support team.

By completing a medical history and telling us about any medications you are taking, you make it possible for our dentists to provide the best possible care for you and your teeth. You may not know it, but many commonly prescribed medications can have an impact on your oral health, and some ...

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A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine, But Not Your Teeth!

With cold and flu season in striking distance, many families are reasonably stocking up on cold remedies and cough syrups. Our dental practice is particularly concerned with cold and cough syrups as they invariably contain sugar. Other medications you or your kids might be taking at this time like antihistamine syrups can also affect oral health. These medications, while helpful at reducing sniffles, coughs, and watery eyes, can impact both tooth enamel erosion and tooth decay.

Why Sugar?

The makers of over-the-counter medicines know that we don’t really relish taking them, but since we feel miserable with cold, flu, or allergy, we’ll swallow it down. These medications taste rather awful, but just ...

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You Know The Negative Effects of Sugar On Your Teeth, But Did You Know Sour Takes a Toll?

The tart, tangy taste of sour candy may make your mouth pucker, but it could be doing damage to your teeth. Sour foods and candies contain high levels of acid to induce their sour tastes. These acids can be harmful to your tooth enamel, leading to increased risk for tooth decay. While your tooth enamel may be the hardest substance in your body, this enamel is sometimes no match for frequent exposure to acidic substances.

Two types of foods are the greatest contributors to dental enamel breakdown: sugars and acids. Our Royal Lakes Dental team often emphasizes refraining from eating too much sugar because sugars are what feeds decay-causing bacteria. When ...

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Enamel Is The Hardest Substance in the Body – But Did You Know It Can Break Easily?

The toughest substance in your body isn’t your bones — it’s your dental enamel. This fact is a good thing because your dental enamel must withstand heat and cold as well as biting into hard substances. As the most mineralized substance in your body, tooth enamel is layer upon layer of minerals that protect the inner portions of your teeth from damage and decay.

Unfortunately, while dental enamel is the strongest substance in your body, it is not invincible. Enamel can erode and break down over time, especially after prolonged exposure to acids and build-up bacteria known as plaque. In addition to breakdown in enamel that can happen over time, enamel ...

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