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Oral Health & Diabetes

We all know that diabetes is a serious condition and can cause all sorts of other health problems. Not only can the disease affect our internal organs, high blood sugars can also affect our teeth and oral health. Therefore, if you or someone you know suffers from diabetes, there are a few things that you need to be aware of.

Below, we’re going to look at just a few of the ways that diabetes can have an impact on your teeth and gums, as well as a few ways to prevent any problems from worsening.

Dry Mouth

One of the most common symptoms of diabetes is a persistent dry mouth and constantly feeling ...

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What to Expect (about Your Teeth) When You're Expecting

Did you know that by the fifth or sixth week after conception, a child’s teeth have already begun taking shape inside their tiny jawbones? And, by the time baby is ready to be delivered, all 20 baby teeth should be nearly completely shaped and ready to start erupting.

As a mother, one of the best things you can do is to understand the importance of taking care of your own dental health. This involves eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding sugary or acidic foods. By eating a healthy diet, you’ll be providing your baby with the necessary nutrients needed to develop strong teeth and healthy bones.

Still, many expecting mothers will have ...

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3 Things Keeping You from Your Dentist

Going to the dentist is, without question, one of the least desirable things to do for most people. Nearly one-third of Americans do not receive any dental care at all. The reasons may be different, but the consequence is the same: not getting regular dental care can result in serious health issues that extend beyond the mouth. Most of these issues can be detected very early and treated simply and without pain with the help of your Carlsbad dentist. Let’s talk about some of the common reasons people avoid dental care and how to overcome these obstacles. 

Dental Fear
Dental phobia is the most obvious culprit, as many people are simply afraid ...

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Things You Save by Visiting Your Dentist

Your mouth is a vital part of who you are. It helps you to breathe, eat and speak each day, so it's important to invest the right amount of time, energy and sufficient funds to make it long-lasting. Visiting your dentist in Carlsbad might actually help you save a few things! Here’s why we think it's important to keep up with your routine visits.

Save Money

It is tempting to hold off on dental treatments when you don’t have the money, but that could cause more harm than good. For example, take a simple cavity. It could cost a couple of hundred dollars to have this cavity repaired. In addition, you’ll save ...

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FAQs about Breastfeeding & Baby's Dental Health

Breastfeeding is a personal decision that many mothers choose to make a healthy start for their baby. It has a great impact on both the mother’s and baby’s health, but there are often many questions involved with the impact on a child’s dental care. Here’s what you need to know with the help of your dentists in Carlsbad CA.

Is Breastfeeding Beneficial to the Baby’s Dental Health?


In several recent studies, breastfeeding babies showed better teeth alignment when exclusively breastfed for 6 months. This included a reduction in overbites, crossbites, and open bites.

There is also a reduction in baby bottle tooth decay as the baby doesn’t have prolonged exposure to the ...

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Stages of Tooth Decay

Five separate stages occur when your teeth are experiencing decay. If caught early enough by your dentist in Carlsbad CA, you have the chance to reverse or slow the progression. That’s why it’s important to understand what is occurring inside of your mouth. Learn about all these five stages of tooth decay by reading more below.

 

Stage 1: White Spots Form
During stage one, your tooth begins to show the signs of being attacked. White spots begin to form below the enamel surface to signify demineralization. Your dentist can help to reverse this stage with fluoride, which is why it is important to keep your bi-annual visits.

 

Stage 2: Decay of the Enamel

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Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Many foods and beverages that we consume can cause plague, which can lead to gingivitis, tooth disease and many other oral complications. Plaque is a film made up of bacteria that sticks to your teeth and attacks the enamel causing tooth decay. When this bacterium breaks down the enamel far enough, a cavity will form.

Here is a list created by your dentist in Carlsbad of some of the worst foods that can cause damage to your teeth.

  1. Sour Candy – We all know that candy is bad for your teeth, but sour candy contains different acids that are hard on your teeth. In addition, they are also chewy and therefore stick ...

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