how sugar affects your teeth

How Sugar Affects Your Teeth

From the time your first teeth grow in, there are tiny sugar-loving microbes in your mouth. They turn sugar into acid which breaks down tooth enamel, causing decay. Sugar can also contribute to gum disease which may advance to periodontitis, a condition that affects the gums and bones that support your teeth. Gum disease has also been linked to an...
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Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers: Two Options for a Beautiful Smile

Many of our patients yearn for a flawless smile. Correcting imperfections in the appearance of your teeth can help you feel more confident. Dental bonding and porcelain veneers are two cosmetic dentistry options we often explore with our patients. Both are common treatments for dental concerns, such as chipped teeth, cracks, gaps, and discoloration. It's helpful to understand the difference...
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Burning Mouth Syndrome: Causes and Relief

Have you ever experienced a long-lasting burning sensation in your mouth? This feeling can be confusing, and you may not know what is causing it and how to seek relief. Your discomfort may be due to a pain disorder known as burning mouth syndrome (BMS). If you have received this diagnosis, do not worry. There are many steps you can...
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Digital Dental X-Rays Provide Many Advantages for our Patients

If you had dental x-rays done in our office recently, you probably noticed that we are using digital radiography. This advancement in dental radiology produces less radiation than traditional film x-rays and has other advantages. Below you'll learn why we are happy to have made the switch for our patients’ and staff’s safety and convenience. What are Digital Dental X-Rays?...
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How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush? Your Toothbrush FAQs Answered

We all use our toothbrushes 2 to 3 times a day, but we might not know as much as we should about this disease-preventing tool. Here at Ultimate Smile Design, we have answered some of the most common questions about toothbrushes so that you don’t need to wonder anymore.  How Often Should I Change My Toothbrush? According to the American...
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How HEPA Filters Keep You Safe During Your Dental Visit

While we resume our regular routines as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, you may be wondering if it’s safe to visit the dentist. It’s as important as ever to continue your regular dental checkups. The stress caused by these unsettling times can damage your teeth, so it’s crucial to receive consistent dental care to ensure that problems are not left untreated....