Minty fresh breath. It’s important, right? It’s a staple in toothpaste commercials, romantic comedies, and your prep for your big date. Mint gum, candy, and breath mints aren’t the best for your teeth, though, and can actually cause bad breath. Wait…what? That’s right. The sugar in these breath fresheners actually feed the bacteria in your […]
Tooth Decay: The Most Common Chronic Childhood Disease
Good oral hygiene doesn’t start and end with a trip to the dentist; it starts at home. Here are some startling facts about children and oral health: By their first birthday, 8% of toddlers have at least one cavity. The statistics go up as they grow: 24% of 2-4 year-olds, 53% of 6-8 year-olds, and […]
What Not to Do Before Your Next Dental Visit
We know that most people don’t enjoy their dental visits (though a patient of ours once said that coming to the dentist was like a vacation compared to giving birth), but it’s very important for your oral—and overall—health. The buzzing, the drilling, the scraping, the poking and prodding, none of it is enjoyable. You might fear […]
The 7 Worst Foods for Your Teeth
We’ve said it time and again—oral health is key to overall health. You know that brushing and flossing is of utmost importance, but did you know that if you eat the wrong things all of your oral hygiene is for naught? For extra pearly whites, avoid these foods: Diet Soda: If the aspartame alone isn’t […]
Healthy Teeth Start at Home
At Real Dentistry, we know that seeing the dentist is scary for a good number of people. As the bright light blinds you and the hygienist scrapes away at your teeth (and gums—eek!), you might pledge that your next appointment will be better. It can be, but you should follow these tips (and impress Dr. […]
Is Your Sugar Consumption Causing Tooth Decay?
The short answer–yes. Yes it is. Do you consume a lot of sugar? Do your kids? A recent study done by researchers at University College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine found that the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation of a maximum of 10% total daily calories from sugar should be […]
Are Dental Sealants Right for Your Child?
Have you ever heard of dental sealants? They are a thin, plastic coating painted on the molars of children. Your dentist might surprise you by suggesting them for your child or children. They fill in tiny indentations and holes on the molars, essentially creating a protective barrier against tooth decay and cavities. No matter how […]
Healthy Teeth Tips for the Holiday Season
It’s hard to believe, but the holiday season is upon us yet again. It’s the season of good will and giving, but Dr. Real advises his patients to give themselves the best gift of all during this holiday season: a bright, healthy smile! The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has noted that maintaining good oral […]
Get Invisalign before the End of the Year!
Did you know that Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces? And that it is covered by most insurance companies? With the end of the year rapidly approaching, now is a great time to come in and see Dr. Real for a consult. If you’ve already met your insurance deductible for the year, the […]
10 Foods that Can Improve Your Oral Health
Did you know that your overall health could be improved by improving your oral health? There is overwhelming evidence that supports that oral health and overall health are connected. The amount and type of foods that you eat can affect your overall health and wellbeing. Generally speaking, you should fill your diet with fresh, whole […]