Dealing with Decay

Dealing with Decay When most people think about tooth decay or cavities, they might think back to something they might have experienced in childhood. In reality, dental caries (more commonly known as cavities) are the most common dental problem experienced by both children and adults. What is tooth decay? We have billions of bacteria in…

A look at e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are called by different names: vape pens, e-hookahs, or mods, for example. They can come in a variety of shapes and designs and may look like real cigarettes, USB drives, or pipes. E-cigarettes are different from cigarettes in that they do not burn tobacco. Instead, they have a battery that heats up a liquid,…

Preventing Tooth Erosion

Preventing Tooth Erosion Tooth erosion, or tooth wear, is the loss of the surrounding tooth structure. This loss occurs when the hard part of your teeth – which is called the enamel – is worn away by acid. Overtime, this erosion can leave your teeth sensitive, cracked, and discolored. What causes tooth erosion? Acid is…