Archive for December, 2012

Healthy Teeth Need Calcium and Vitamin D

Calcium is essential for the formation and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones. An adequate amount of calcium in our bodies helps prevent tooth decay and gum disease by keeping the teeth and jaw strong. A calcium deficiency leads to an increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease and bleeding gums are a warning sign. Vitamin […]

Tooth Trivia

Do you like trivia? These fun dental facts that will make you smile and enhance your oral health by giving you the whole “tooth” and nothing but the truth! Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body The Egyptians invented toothpaste over 5,000 years ago The earliest known dental work was performed between […]

Saliva and Oral Health

Saliva …. Consisting primarily of water, saliva plays a significant role in keeping your mouth healthy. Saliva is produced and secreted by major and minor salivary glands which line the inner lip and soft palate. By coating and lubricating tissues saliva makes it easier to speak, chew and swallow. Benefits of Saliva Saliva contains buffering […]