Month: April 2015

More Is Not Always Better When Fluoride Is Concerned

Some say that you can’t get enough of a good thing. This may be true in some cases, but overexposure to fluoride during the time when a child’s permanent teeth are taking shape can lead to a condition known as fluorosis. It appears in various stages of discoloration, pitting or other imperfections on the surface […]

Sugar Is A Cavity’s Best Friend

The natural bacteria in your child’s mouth is just waiting to combine with sugar and form the glue-like substance known as plaque. The plaque that is not washed away by saliva, or with brushing, produces the acid that eats away at the enamel of the teeth and contributes to the development of cavities. The obvious […]