Proper nutrition can benefit you in a number of ways; increased energy, improved immunity, glowing skin, mental clarity, and a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. How often, however, do you think about how your diet affects your oral health? Your diet can impact your risk of cavities, enamel health, and gum condition. Healthy […]
Have Your Dessert! (If You Must)
It’s not realistic for most people to completely avoid sugary treats. If you can abstain, kudos to you. If you can’t, be aware that eating sweets at certain times is better for your teeth than others. For instance, when you eat a full meal, your saliva production increases. Saliva is necessary to neutralize acids and […]
Beware of an Acidic Diet
Most men and women don’t think of a tooth as a body part that varies in strength. Our teeth seem to have a steady hardness and dependably grind food whenever we need them. However, teeth are dynamic organisms with continual chemical processes. Tooth Enamel Varies in Strength The protective enamel that covers the softer interior […]
5 Critical Oral Cancer Facts
Dental Checkups Are Not Just About Cavities At The Gentle Art of Dentistry we encourage people to come in twice a year for a dental examination and cleaning. If you skip twice-yearly dental checkups because you don’t believe you have any cavities, perhaps getting an oral cancer screening is a more convincing reason to see your […]
How Often Should I Replace My Toothbrush?
Too many people wait too long to get a new toothbrush, and this can contribute to poor dental health. At The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX we recommend a new toothbrush about every three months. How often you replace your toothbrush depends, of course, on how often you use it. We recommend, strongly, […]
Is It Growing In Your Mouth?
Plaque is that filmy stuff that forms on teeth. Since it is caused by the breakdown of the foods we eat, plaque formation is a constant process. And that’s why we keep reminding our patients to brush and floss twice a day, at The Gentle Art of Dentistry in Houston TX. The plaque process goes […]