The Basics: Cavity Prevention

Preventing cavities includes always being aware of their risk factors. One of the most common risks associated with cavities is plaque buildup. A cavity is a hole in your tooth enamel, and can be prevented by stopping the dental erosion formed from plaque buildup. Plaque itself can convert sugars and starches into harmful acids which will attack tooth enamel. To... read more »

Tooth Sensitivity Toothpaste Might Accidentally Mask a Dental Health Problem

Every year, millions of Americans experience some degree of tooth sensitivity. Early on, some people may try a toothpaste that reduces tooth sensitivity. Most brands approved by the American Dental Association are formulated with potassium nitrate to minimize sensitivity symptoms. While such a  specially formulated toothpaste might provide you with reduced discomfort and allow you to enjoy some of your... read more »