Plaque and Tartar: What You Should Know!

Definition Plaque is a sticky, colorless film of bacteria that constantly forms on our teeth and along the gum line. Plaque contains bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. As plaque forms and is not removed by proper brushing and flossing, it ...


Dental Caries (Cavities)

What Is It? Dental caries is the scientific term for tooth decay or cavities. It is caused by specific types of bacteria. They produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and the layer under it, the dentin. Many different types of bacteria no...


Safe and Effective Infant Oral Care

It’s crucial that you have the right information early on when it comes to infant oral care. Even though your child’s first teeth are temporary, they are still susceptible to decay and infection, and mothers can actually transfer damaging...


Coping With the Toddler Teething Phase

Everyone has different pain thresholds and that includes your toddler. As a parent, it can be hard to know whether those 3-in-the-morning wake-up calls are due to the toddler teething phase, poor sleep habits, an incoming cold or separation anxiety. ...



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