Fun facts about saliva

Fun facts about saliva

Have you ever considered how important your saliva is to your oral health? It is crucial to preventing tooth decay and assists greatly with the digestive process, and is a fascinating substance that is worth exploring! Read below to learn these five interesting facts about saliva! Saliva is the first step in the digestive process […]

What is Tooth Enamel?

Tooth enamel is your body’s hardest mineral substance — yes, even stronger than bone! Because it’s the surface layer of your teeth, it helps protect against decay by protecting your teeth from acids and plaque. However, if you don’t take proper care of your teeth, your enamel can wear down — and once that hard […]

Remember TMJ Awareness Month this November

On September 30, 1997, Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank called attention to the designation that coming November and all future Novembers as Jaw Joints-TMJ Awareness Month. Frank stated that TMJ was not one of the better-known abbreviations, but noted that temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders were among the more painful and least understood disorders affecting millions of […]

Halloween Candy and Dental Care

October means that Halloween is near, and MouthHealthy, the award-winning consumer website of the American Dental Association (ADA), published “Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide.” MouthHealthy noted that the bacteria in your mouth eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, producing a weak acid that can contribute to cavities. MouthHealthy’s guide states […]

Ways to Keep Gums Healthy

When it comes to maintaining your oral health, people are often most concerned about their teeth, but your gums are equally important. For many adults, checking for gum disease or taking action to prevent it is a secondary thought. Because gum disease is usually painless, most people aren’t aware they have it until they visit their […]