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Excerpt: "Dental Caries is a very complex biofilm infection. There are currently 23 identified strains of bacteria in biofilms that produce the acids responsible for eating away enamel, causing cavitation. Due to recent research there are amazing new opportunities for prevention and treatment that did not exist even 5 to 10 years ago. The greatest discovery however, is that cavities are not just bad things that happen to good people."

Excerpt: "If you get nervous when asked out on an ice cream date, or if you avoid hot coco like the plague, you know what it is like to suffer from sensitive teeth.  Here are a few reasons you may have sensitive teeth and 5 proven ways to beat it!"

Excerpt: "For years myths about the cause of cavities have been held on to as fact.  Today we set the record straight and give you the truth about decay. MYTH: Brushing and flossing are enough to fight decay. FACT: Brushing and flossing alone do not kill the bacteria that are the real cause of decay. Dental Caries is a very complex biofilm infection."

Excerpt: "Do you find yourself waking up at night desperately needing a glass of water? Do you carry hard candy or gum in order to keep your mouth moist?  If you do, you are likely one of the millions who suffer from a medical condition called dry mouth or xerostomia.  Not only is the condition uncomfortable, it also puts you at higher risk for developing tooth decay.   The good news is..."

Excerpt: "Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, because your oral health can affect the health of your developing baby don’t forget these important tips about staying healthy!"

Excerpt: "Good.  So are we.  If you want to quit cavities for good, you need to know what is going on with your Caries Balance.  Caries expert Dr. John Featherstone of University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry introduced the concept of the Caries Balance in 2002.  The concept is that dental health can be viewed as a balance of healthy or protective factors weighing against disease or risk factors. "

Excerpt: "Did you know that dental caries (the disease that causes cavities) is the #1 chronic infection in American youth, far surpassing obesity and asthma?  Did you also know that dental caries is 100% preventable? It is a mind-blowing paradox that the dentists have been struggling with for decades. Unfortunately the traditional drill and fill method is like building a deck for a house that is burning down around you..."

Excerpt: "60.9% of patients with braces experience white spot lesions.  White spot lesions are those unsightly spots that will make you less impressed with your newly aligned smile.  Lesions are areas of demineralized enamel and are more often than not, irreversible."

Excerpt: "Dental decay is the number 1 chronic disease affecting American youth; far surpassing obesity and asthma... With these glaring statistics, what can you do as a parent to keep your kids healthy? Know the early warning signs!"

Excerpt: "Are you one of the millions of people who no matter the brand of toothpaste or mouthwash you use, you still get bad news at the dentist? Do you feel like solving the problem is too complex and have accepted the dreaded fact that drilling and filling will be part of your life forever?  You are not alone. I was once a chronic cavity-getter and had accepted that drilling and filling was just part of my life; until I learned..."

Excerpt: "To the average patient, a dental visit is for x-rays, fillings and free toothbrushes.  However, research is showing that a trip to the dentist is about much, much more. The mouth is the literal gateway to the rest of the body. What goes on in the mouth is critical to your overall health. Studies are finding strong correlations between your oral health and your overall health."