Could stem cell research help your cavities?

Dentists have devised a treatment to regenerate rotten teeth that could substantially reduce the need for fillings in the future. The therapy works by enhancing the natural ability of teeth to repair themselves through the activation of stem cells in the soft pulp at the centre. Normally, this mechanism is limited to repairing small cracks and holes in dentine, the solid bulk of the tooth beneath the surface enamel… Continue Reading

Sealants – A Good Choice for your Child.

Our pediatric dentists recommend sealants frequently.  And there’s good reason for it.  Studies show they could prevent 80% of future cavities in children. What is a sealant?  A sealant is a liquid that is brushed over a tooth that hardens and creates a protective barrier between bacteria and the tooth’s enamel. Why does a tooth need a sealant?  Sealants are applied specifically to molars. Molar… Continue Reading

Can Age Affect Your Smile? (Part 4)

We continue to look at common problems adults (particularly women) face as they age and how to help turn back the clock in this 6 part series. Problem 4:  Dental Erosion Dental erosion is when the enamel is eaten away by acids in the mouth.  Without protective enamel, your teeth become sensitive, develop cavities and crack more easily. The Solution: The cause of high acid levels in the mouth is almost always diet soda… Continue Reading