Diet soda may be helping you cut calories, but it’s actually harming your teeth. Drinking any kind of soft drink can cause enamel erosion or tooth decay. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the inherent acids and sugars in soft drinks have both acidogenic and cariogenic potential, resulting in tooth decay and enamel erosion if a person drinks it often. What is enamel, and what happens when it is eroded? Tooth enamel is one of the four major tissues
Did you know 1 in 5 cases of total tooth loss is linked to diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects your body’s ability to process sugar. High blood sugar can cause problems with your eyes, nerves, kidneys, heart and other parts of your body. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, people who have diabetes can be at a special risk for periodontal (gum) disease, gum and teeth infections. Periodontal disease can lead to painful chew
Brushing your teeth is an essential part of keeping your mouth healthy and infection free. But when is the best time to brush your teeth? First, let’s go over the basics. The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth at least twice a day. When you do this, it helps remove food and plaque- a film that forms over your teeth and contains bacteria. After you eat a meal that contains sugar, bacteria sitting on your teeth can release acids that attack tooth enamel.