How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities?

Acids from plaque cause the loss of minerals from the tooth - a process called demineralization - resulting in tooth decay.  The formation of small cavities, or carious lesions, can be reversed by remineralization.  Remineralization occurs when minerals are deposited into previously damaged areas of the tooth.  Topical fluoride, when applied frequently in low concentrations, [...]

Burning Mouth Syndrome

For some people, they awake in the morning, feeling just fine.  But, about midday, begin to experience a burning sensation on the tongue that grows increasingly uncomfortable as the day goes on.  And there isn't any visible signs of anything being wrong on the tongue. Burning mouth syndrome usually occurs in women over 50.  And [...]

Bad Breath Problems

Lots of patients are concerned about bad breath.  As a social embarrassment, it's surely near the top of the list.  Since mouthwashes won't eliminate the problem, let's look at some possible reasons for your condition. Bacteria, plan and simple, are the culprit.  Bacteria do their work in the mouth, lungs, sinuses and stomach.  In the [...]

Baby teeth

New babies are vulnerable little people.  And from the first day a tooth erupts, new teeth are vulnerable too.  Fortunately, as parents, there are ways you can protect your child from cavities and ensure the best possible dental health beginnings. One avoidable threat to baby teeth is "nursing bottle mouth."  While putting down the child [...]

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