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Prevention First Blog

Prevention First Blog – 1

February 15, 2019
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Sealant use in preventing Dental Caries Has your dentist talked to you about using sealant in your child’s teeth? Sealants are used to as the name suggests to seal-off the groves of the teeth. Since these sealants make the tooth “flat”, food is less likely to get caught in the groves and cause caries. The […]

Prevention First Blog – 2

Role of Fluoride in Dental health In our “prevention-first” dentistry series we will discuss role of fluoride in dental health. Tooth enamel is a colorless, hard protective layer of your teeth. It’s even harder than your bones; however, it can dissolve or decay when exposed to acid and a build-up of bacteria. When enamel erodes, […]

Prevention First Blog – 3

Diet, food and cavities – Part I In our last “Prevention first” article we focused on role of Fluoride. This week we will look at Diet, Food in relation to Cavities. Cavities are formed when our own bacteria in the mouth breaks down carbohydrates from our diet into end products that are acidic in nature. […]

Prevention first Blog – 3

May 27, 2018
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Diet, food & Cavities Part II Diet, Food and Cavities Part II Our Prevention first blog continues exploring ways to prevent caries and other dental problems in your child. Previously we talked about how acidic food plays a part in caries formation. Here we will explore nature of diet.  In dental terminology we classify food […]

Prevention first Blog – Intro

June 19, 2017
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Intro to our blog It is our aim to make dentistry comfortable for kids. We believe good oral hygiene is a strong foundation for good oral health and overall health. There are many ways to practice good oral hygiene and our understanding of oral health keeps changing. Our blog aims to provide an understanding the […]