24. October 2011 09:40
The good news is that tooth decay is almost totally preventable. Here are some tips to help keep your child's teeth healthy:
Lower the risk of the baby's infection with decay-causing bacteria. This can be done in two ways. Improving the oral health of the caregivers, which reduces the a... [More]
17. October 2011 10:32
They are only baby teeth, why should we repair them? Won't they just be gone in a few years anyway? All dentists have heard comments similar to these over the years. We as a profession probably have done an inadequate job of emphasizing the importance of keeping your child's first teeth healthy.
16. September 2011 06:00
What if a company had developed tooth enamel as a drug and wanted to get it approved by the FDA? We know that enamel is the strongest substance in the body. But it should be treated well in order for it to last. Enamel left in acid would dissolve. The FDA would not like that and could easily veto it... [More]
25. July 2011 09:39
1. Sports Drinks:
I know it is summer and scorching hot. Sports drinks are just the thing to use after a workout or run to help recover. The increased popularity of these products is undeniable. However, they are not great for your teeth.
Dr. David F. Halpern DMD and president of t... [More]
9. March 2011 15:21
For those of us old enough, one of the most vivid images of going to the dentist was the search for biting surface decay. Dr Smith would come into the room after your cleaning and proceed to poke, push, and prod your teeth with what my patients used to jokingly call the 'hook".
In that "techno... [More]