Adults and children both know that sugar is bad for your teeth. Many associate excess sugary foods and drinks with cavities. However, many people don’t know exactly what sugar does to teeth. Learn all about how sugar affects your oral health from a Pembroke Pines Dentist.
The Cause of Cavities
Your mouth is full of both good and harmful bacteria. When you eat sugar, the bad bacteria creates acid that roams around your mouth. This is what can cause cavities. Acids cause your teeth to lose minerals in the tooth enamel. This makes your teeth weak, and forms a cavity, or small hole, in the tooth. When cavities progress, they can cause sensitivity, oral pain, and eventually tooth loss.
Bad Bacteria Love Sugar
Bad bacteria feed off of sugar when as soon as it enters your mouth. When the sugar is not removed after eating, it begins to form plaque. Essentially, plaque is a colorless sticky substance that coats the surface of your teeth. If you don’t brush your teeth regularly after you eat, the plaque can form cavities. Additionally, the pH in your mouth will drop. This also puts you at risk for cavities. For this reason, it is extremely important to brush and floss twice daily to keep plaque and cavities away.
Fight Cavities with a Pembroke Pines Dentist
To fight cavities, you should cut back on sugar. Additionally, practice good oral hygiene. Finally, visit a Pembroke Pines dentist regularly. Contact Jacaranda Smiles to help you say goodbye to cavities and keep your family’s teeth healthy.
The days of the only option for braces being the hunky metal traditional option are over. With the invention of Invisalign, you can now wear braces that are virtually impossible to see even if you are a teenager or child. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of Invisalign from your orthodontist in Pembroke Pines.
We touched on this in the intro, but Invisalign allows you the ability to wear braces without anyone really noticing. Since it looks like a clear mouth guard, unless someone knows you are wearing them, they won’t even really be able to tell that you have it on. This is a big difference from traditional braces and all the metal in your mouth.
All that metal being in your mouth can be an uncomfortable experience. Once those metal braces go on, they can’t come off until treatment is done. With Invisalign, they can be taken out at any time for any reason, making it not only more comfortable but also easier to keep your teeth clean.
Treatment with traditional braces can take up to five years. At the very least you are looking at at least a two to three-year treatment time. With Invisalign, you can be done with treatment in as little as a year and a half.
Are You Looking for an Orthodontist in Pembroke Pines?
At Jacaranda Smiles, we offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist Dr. Milan Khakhria.
Call our office to see Dr. Khakhria as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more the teeth will begin to shift. Have a new retainer made before they move excessively. If they have moved too much, Dr. Khakhria will consider options to line your teeth up again. The more the teeth have moved the harder it is to get them straight again. So, don’t wait too long!!
IT’S PROM THEME WEEK at Jacaranda Smiles!
Who doesn’t love dressing up like you are the belle (or the beau) of the ball? This week at Jacaranda Smiles, it is YOUR CHANCE to be part of the party! So dress up in your best and be our date at the prom theme week in office!
Patients are welcome to dress up in their theme outfit for the week and join us for your appointment at Jacaranda Childrens Dentistry and Orthodontics! If you (or your parents) arrive to your appointment in your prom attire, you will get a special *prize!
*Parents receive movie passes and patients receive ice cream certificates as prize/reward for dressing up during our theme week!