Posts Tagged ‘ Oral care ’

What Causes Tartar?

Why do we get tartar on our teeth? Children’s Dental Center knows about Tartar. Tartar is defined as being a hard calcified deposit that forms on the teeth and contributes to their decay. What causes tartar build up? Bacteria and calcium! Calcium and fossilized bacteria are the main ingredients of tartar. The bacteria are foreign […]

Sealants: Does My Child Need Them?

Sealants: Does My Child Need Them? Did you know that most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in the grooves on the grinding or chewing surfaces of back teeth? Sealants keep bacteria and food particles out of these grooves and protect the teeth. Here’s what the ADA has to say about Sealants: (www.ada.org) Sealants […]

5 Astonishing Facts About Childhood Tooth Decay

Did you know that only 44% of children brush their teeth twice a day? The Surgeon General calls tooth decay the single most common chronic childhood disease – five times more common than asthma and seven times more common than the common cold! Here are some more astonishing facts about childhood tooth decay*: Cavities are […]