Do you have a pool, or access to one, that you look forward to spending plenty of time in this summer? Sitting poolside, reading a book while your kids jump in and out of the water, frolicking, playing, and being active in the warm sun is a quintessential summer image. Unfortunately, all of that swimming could possibly lead to tooth damage if your pool is not maintained properly. Dr. Leila Jahangiri of New York University College of Dentistry wants to warn people about enamel erosion that can happen quickly and suddenly as a result of improper pool conditions. Your Riverside dentists at Riverside Dental Group will talk more about this phenomenon in today’s blog. (more…)
If you like to cook, you may view herbs and spices as nothing more than ways to enhance the flavors of foods. With talk shows dedicated to topics of health, you may start hearing now and again that cinnamon could be good for suppressing appetite or bettering joint health, for example. Various herbs, spices, and flavorful roots contain antioxidants and other super powers for optimal health. There are even ways that spicing up your life can also balance out your dental health. Your Moreno Valley dentists at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley, will give you more information in the form of a fun true or false quiz.
Q1. True or false – Cinnamon can help prevent diabetes and gum disease, which are often linked as symbiotic oral-systemic conditions.
Q2. True or false – Cloves cannot help your dental health in any way. (more…)
at Riverside Dental Group will tell you more.
Eroding Tooth Enamel While Quenching Thirst
The journal titled General Dentistry published an article highlighting research on sports drinks. The damage to tooth enamel that both sports and energy drinks can cause may surprise you. Between the two, energy drinks are the worst possible choice because of the acidic carbonation on top of their high sugar content. In fact, they showed two times as much tooth enamel damage as regular sports drinks. Jennifer Bone, DDS, MAGD, is the spokesperson for the Academy of General (more…)
at Riverside Dental Group would like to challenge you to a quiz on this topic.
Q1. True or false – Dental fractures always require a splint, similar to a cast on a broken bone, in order for your tooth to properly heal.
Q2. True or false – Once a tooth’s roots are severed, you will have to get a dental implant or partial bridge to replace it. (more…)
If you enjoy a hot cup of coffee to start your morning off, you aren’t alone. However, some climates get so warm in the summer that hot beverages might not sound very appetizing. This is when many people opt for a delicious iced coffee instead. Either way, coffee is coffee, right? Whether you drink it warmed up or over ice, you are still likely to succumb to stains from the dark beverage over time. So how can cold coffee be a better choice? Your Riverside dentists with Riverside Dental Group will explain why iced coffee has an advantage. (more…)
at Dental Associates of Moreno Valley will impart you with knowledge of your options.
Dentures are comprised of acrylic composite material made to look like natural gum tissue, with attached tooth-like dental crowns. Traditional dentures sit on the top of your gums. The apparatus relies upon natural suction or store-bought adhesives to stay solidly in place. Unfortunately, eating certain foods or a change in your jawbone density or facial structure can cause some slipping. (more…)
Mother’s Day recently passed, and you likely took some time to reflect and celebrate the woman that raised you. Moms have a special way about them. They know what to say when times are hard. They’re on the top of our list when we have good news to share. You may even still find yourself calling mom when you’re sick or sad because of the way she soothes you.
Do you remember your mom teaching you to brush and floss your at Dental Associates of Corona will talk about a British study that highlights the importance of a mother’s efforts to instill good oral hygiene practices in their offspring. (more…)
Fluoride is something that you probably get a lot more of than you realize. If you drink and cook with your tap water, the supply is most likely fluoridated. Children generally get multiple fluoride treatments over the years of early preventive dental care. Temecula dentists at the Oasis Family Dental will share with you how the ACS journal Langumir recently printed new information about fluoride. This study shows that the strengthening aspects of fluoride might not be the main reason that the compound helps fight tooth decay.
Tooth enamel is already the hardest substance in your body. In fact, enamel is so hard, it’s actually the second strongest compound in the entire world. How can something that hard ever be softened (more…)
at Riverside Dental Group will answer frequently asked questions about the ever popular invisible alignment system, Invisalign – a cosmetic solution to braces.
FAQs About Cosmetic Braces
Q1. What dental problems constitute orthodontics?
A1. There are many reasons that a patient might opt for orthodontics. Poor spacing, over-crowded teeth, cross-bites, under-bites, and/or over-bites are all potential reasons for straightening teeth for a better cosmetic appearance and better overall dental health.
Q2. Better overall dental health? How do braces help that? (more…)
at Riverside Dental Group will go into further detail about dental sealants. (more…)