Between the office candy jar and the holiday candy dish at home, it can be difficult to resist the temptation to sneak a few sweets now and then. Worrying about one’s waistline is a common concern during the holiday season, but what about the effect of all of those sweets on your teeth? Take a look at what the experts are saying: “Sugar is indeed one of the leading causes of dental health problems, but holiday candy can also cause cosmetic problems for your teeth,” said Dr. Elliot Koschitzki of… Read More
Your family’s medical history is a good predictor for your general risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or cancer. But research indicates that genetic factors also play a role in your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. According to the director of the Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, roughly 60 percent of dental health is influenced by genes, while the rest can be chocked up to proper oral hygiene, environmental factors and lifestyle. This may help explain why some individuals… Read More
Tooth enamel may be the strongest substance in your body, but it is still vulnerable to erosion and decay. Over time, enamel erosion can lead to tooth sensitivity and cavities. If you want to avoid these unfortunate and uncomfortable consequences of tooth enamel erosion, there are a few tips you want to know about. Causes of tooth decay There are a number of causes of tooth decay: Excessive sugar in your diet Too many acidic foods in your diet Acid reflux disease (GERD) Frequent vomiting due to alcoholism or eating disorders Carbonated drinks,… Read More
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