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Silver Diamine Fluoride

Maybe you have heard of it? A fair number of parents in our office are asking about silver diamine fluoride and how it might be used to treat tooth decay. Traditionally, when a tooth has a cavity, a dentist would recommend that the tooth be filled. In the field of pediatric dentistry, one can appreciate…

Cheesy Goodness

Teeth are made of minerals, and the primary one is calcium phosphate. What makes cheese so good? Cheese just happens to be an excellent source of calcium phosphate. When we eat carbohydrates, the bacteria on our teeth use the sugars to make acid, which dissolves tooth mineral. Eating cheese provides a nice bulk of replacement calcium…