What Are Cavities?

Here’s a little known fact: parents can pass tooth decay bacteria on to their children by kissing them or sharing eating utensils. Not just parents, but siblings sharing food, straws, or toothbrushes, can spread bacteria. And harmful bacteria in the mouth, particularly streptococcus mutans is the main cause of tooth decay. This is why your daily oral hygiene routine is... read more »

How to Handle a Chipped Tooth

Have you chomped into something hard and been answered by a crack or a crunching sound? Have you fallen and chipped a tooth?  While your enamel—the outermost layer of your teeth—is the hardest tissue in the body, it is also relatively brittle. This means your teeth can crack, which can lead to infections and other complications. If you crack or... read more »