Cavities ARE contagious!

Dental caries, commonly known as tooth decay, is the single most common chronic childhood disease. In fact, it is an infectious disease. Mothers with cavities can transmit caries-producing oral bacteria to their babies when they clean pacifiers by sticking them in their own mouths or by sharing spoons. According to …

Parents Should Brush Infants’ Teeth Between Bottle Feeding And Bedtime

Citing the American Dental Association, the Kane County (IL) Chronicle (11/22, Kohl) reported on the issue of tooth decay caused by infants’ baby bottles, which “is often called baby bottle tooth decay” and “most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but can occur in other teeth as well.” The …

Like cheese? It’s better for your teeth than milk or yogurt

Consuming dairy products is vital to maintaining good overall health, and it’s especially important to bone health. But there has been little research about how dairy products affect oral health in particular. However, according to a new study published in the May/June 2013 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed clinical journal …

Little Rock Dentist Explains – silver fillings or tooth-colored ones?

Lots of questions still come up today about silver fillings versus tooth colored fillings. Questions such as “Which one is better?”, Which ones cause me harm?”, and “What should I do?”. Let me first talk about silver fillings (known as amalgam fillings) which have been around proior to 1900. As …