Posts for: June, 2012
Is it true that diet soft drinks can harm your teeth? We all know that sugary drinks have acids that decay teeth. But diet/sugar-free soft drinks also have acids that can damage tooth enamel, too. So what are we supposed to do?
The answer - as always - is moderation. Don't spend all day on that iced tea or coffee or soda with sugar substitute; drink it up so your teeth don't bathe in those acids all day long. When in doubt, substitute old-fashioned water for your thirst. And if you really crave the bubbles, try seltzer; there are some delicious flavors that are unsweetened (with either sugar or sugar substitutes).
We want to give you the facts about the safety of digital dental x-rays.
A typical digital x-ray (the kind we use in our office) requires less radiation expousre than people receive in a typical day in normal work or home environments. One day of everyday, normal background radiation is 7-8 microsieverts. A digital x-ray requires about 6, less than one day's ambient radiation. This fact flies in the face of a recent inflammatory news article reporting on deeply flawed research that has been significantly criticized by dental radiology experts.
We take your health and safety very seriously. If you have any questions, please ask.