Tag Archives: fluoride

How to prevent child cavities

encouraging kids to drink water

How to prevent child cavities! Wheaton Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist – Recommendations for a “NO CAVITIES” kid! Want to know how to prevent child cavities?  Read on!  As a mom of 3 young children & an orthodontist, I often witness frustration from parents when their children as young as 2 has cavities.  They often say, […]

Dental caries – decay – cavity – cavities

Managing dental caries

Dental caries – Decay – Cavity – Cavities Dental caries is the name of a disease resulting from ecologic shift within the dental biofilm that we maintain with frequent consumption of fermentable dietary carbohydrates. This results in an imbalance between demineralization and remineralization and eventually in the loss of dental hard tissue. What is dental […]

Fluoride supplements and fluoride toothpaste

fluoride supplements in Illinois

Fluoride supplements and fluoride toothpaste Fluoride supplements and fluoride toothpaste are the two main ways that individuals that have well water will get their fluoride. Should we use fluoride supplements and fluoride toothpaste? The answer is yes to fluoride toothpaste. If you are on well water there may not be any fluoride in your drinking […]

Sensitive teeth

gumline fillings

What do I do about my sensitive teeth? Sensitive teeth is a very common issue dentists deal with. What causes teeth to be sensitive? There are A LOT of patients with sensitive teeth and the issue is generally one of two things or a combination of the two. Overusing a whitening product, often a whitening […]