Soft Drinks and Braces: a Recipe For Disaster

The AAO has released a press release that warns of the dangers of soft drinks, even sugar free ones, during orthodontic treatment.

The Link Between Oral Health and Mental Health

Mental health is affected by a very great and variable number of factors, some of which are directly linked with our oral health. Here is a study to explain how.

Orthodontics and Chewing Gum

Orthodontics and chewing gum just don’t mix, and there is a very good reason it is on the very top of every orthodontist’s banned foods list.

Change Your Toothbrush

​Dental caries are holes on the tooth surfaces caused by acid damage that is the result of the enamel coming into contact with bacterial excretions. These bacteria are quite able to live and proliferate on the bristles of a toothbrush, regardless of the fact that toothpaste kills bacteria. This is because the bacteria that cause dental caries do so with a very interesting mechanism, namely, the formation of dental plaque and tartar. This is a calcified plaque layer that is resistant to attacks from the outside, and is the habitat that the bacteria live in.

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