Category: Dental Health

One of the most common causes of tooth decay is a high-sugar diet. In fact, it’s probably the leading cause of cavities in the United States. This week, we’ll discuss how sugar impacts teeth and explore some strategies for reducing sugar intake.How Sugar Damages TeethSugar can be harmful to teeth because it provides food for […]

At Associates of Dentistry, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality dental care. How do we work to make this a reality? The answer is our Advantage Plan. Whether or not you have dental insurance, our Advantage Plan is designed to make comprehensive dental care affordable. What’s Included in the Advantage Plan?Our Advantage Plan […]

Tooth enamel is the hard outer layer of the tooth that helps protect against decay and damage. It is also responsible for the tooth’s white color and brightness. However, certain foods and drinks can stain or damage tooth enamel, causing it to appear dull or discolored. Conversely, some foods can help brighten tooth enamel and […]

Avoiding tooth loss is probably the biggest focal point of dental care. Our teeth help us eat, speak, sing, and present our best selves with beautiful smiles. So you may be wondering what some of the causes of tooth loss are and how you can prevent that outcome.What Causes Tooth Loss?Below we’ll discuss some reasons […]

Regular dental cleanings are essential for maintaining good oral health. While brushing and flossing are important daily habits, they are not enough to remove all of the plaque and tartar buildup that can accumulate on teeth over time. Dental cleanings, which a dental hygienist or dentist typically performs, involve a thorough cleaning of the teeth, […]

As dental healthcare providers, we field questions about many activities and their effects on dental health, from the consumption of sugary foods to oral piercings, but one issue that comes up frequently is smoking or vaping. In this week’s blog, we hope to offer concise answers on this topic. What are the dental risks of […]

Have you ever been to the dentist and wondered what all those tools are and do? You’re not alone. Many people feel in the dark about what all the dental tools are used for. Below, we’ll explain some of the common tools you’ll see in our office and explain them. 1. Dental ProbeDental probes are […]

Many people experience stress and anxiety surrounding a variety of dental issues. Maybe that describes you. We don’t think it should be that way at Associates of Dentistry. So, this week, we want to talk about some important dental issues that are normal and treatable. Hopefully, this informational post will remove some of the mystery […]

What is the difference between plaque and tartar? It is a common misconception that these two are the same. However, there is an important difference between these two.  The difference between them can help explain why daily oral hygiene, as well as twice-yearly visits to your dentist, are crucial to keeping your oral health in […]