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Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Imagine this: a man has a popsicle and, instead of savoring it and letting it slowly melt in his mouth, he takes a huge bite out of it. For those reading this scenario, there will be two reactions that people have. It’ll be either, “So what? Big deal!” or “How can he do that?!” Why is it such a mixed bag when it comes to tooth sensitivity amongst individuals? In this blog post, we’ll help you answer the question, “Do I ... Read more

Why Is Sugar Bad for My Teeth?

Sugar = Food for Bacteria Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that coats your teeth as the bacteria multiplies. But how does it get there in the first place? Plaque makes a home on the surface of or in between your teeth when it has something to feed on: sugar. When plaque breaks sugar down, it releases an acidic by-product that in turn dissolves your tooth enamel. In other words, sugar itself isn’t what is bad for your teeth, but the ... Read more

Is Chewing Gum Safe for My Teeth?

Chewing gum may seem like an easy way to freshen your breath and curb food cravings, but can it damage your teeth? Sugar Can Damage Your Teeth Many brands of gum contain sugar, which is well-known for its damaging effects on your teeth. We all have bacteria on the surface of our teeth, but when that bacteria comes in contact with sugar, it releases a harmful acid as a byproduct that is damaging to our teeth and increases our risk for tooth decay. ... Read more