What is Enamel Erosion?

What is Enamel Erosion?

Enamel erosion is a serious dental problem that can affect anyone if teeth are not properly cared for. Enamel is the hard, outer surface of your tooth that protects it from decay. While it is a strong substance, it can erode over time from the acids in food and drink. Erosion is also caused by improper care of teeth, such as lack of brushing and flossing. Enamel erosion in children is not uncommon, as children may not always prioritize their dental health. That is why it is important for parents to watch their children and make sure they are properly brushing and flossing. Here’s what you should know about erosion of the enamel.

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Causes of White Spots on Teeth

Causes of White Spots on Teeth

If you’ve noticed a bright, chalky white spot or appearance on your child’s teeth, it could be a number of issues at play. While white spots on the teeth may seem like just a cosmetic concern, it can certainly hinder a child’s smile and may lead to the deterioration of the teeth. Generally, white spots on teeth indicate that there is a loss of mineral on the enamel of the teeth, known as hypocalcification.

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Other Causes of Toothaches (Besides Cavities)

Other Causes of Toothaches (Besides Cavities)

Toothaches are never fun, especially when the patient is a child. And, as a parent, you never want to see your kids in pain. Unfortunately, toothaches are common in children. And, often times the first thought is that the pain is a result of a cavity. However, that is not always the case, as there are other causes of toothaches to consider. Read on to learn why your child may be experiencing tooth pain, aside from the traditional cavity.

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2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month

2018 National Children’s Dental Health Month

National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) began as a one-day event in Cleveland, Ohio, on February 3, 1941. The once single day observance officially became a week-long event in 1955. Then, in 1981, the program was extended to a month-long campaign known today as National Children’s Dental Health Month. Since 1941, the campaign has grown into a nationwide program. Each month, the NCDHM messages reach thousands of people in communities across the country. To increase exposure, the American Dental Association (ADA) displays posters, coloring and essay contests, health fairs, free dental screenings, museum exhibits, classroom presentations by dentists, and dental office tours.

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Best Ways to Prevent Cavities

Best Ways to Prevent Cavities

As a parent, necessary steps must be taken to ensure that our children are cared for. From washing clothes to bath time, there are many things that parents must do in order to ensure their child is happy and healthy. That being said, dental health is an important aspect of childcare. Children need to learn how to properly brush their teeth, floss, and use mouthwash. And, parents must teach their child how to properly care for the teeth in order to prevent cavities. Otherwise, cavities can be formed by improper brushing of the teeth, sugary drinks, and foods. By teaching your child good dental habits, they can hopefully avoid cavities in the future.

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