Archive for October, 2011

Halloween Candy: The Scary Facts

Halloween can be a ghoulish time of year for many parents who are haunted by the concern for their children’s oral health. Sugar is the evil monster behind tooth decay and cavities. The horror of it all is that tooth decay occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) are left on the teeth too […]

Sports Mouthguards

Injuries of the face and mouth can happen when participating in contact sports such as football, basketball, ice hockey, boxing or lacrosse. Common injuries include damage to the lips, tongue, soft tissues of the mouth, chipped or broken teeth or nerve damage to a tooth. It’s estimated that more than 5 million teeth are knocked […]

What Is An Intraoral Camera?

An intraoral camera is an effective tool that uses high definition magnification to take clean, crisp images of teeth and show them on a computer monitor (screen). The intraoral camera gives the dentist a detailed image of a patient’s mouth, teeth and gums allowing him to see more than would be possible with a visual […]