How Long Does it Take a Cavity to Form?  

There is a very lengthy process involved with the formation of a cavity. Learn more about the process that occurs and discover things you can do to prevent a cavity from forming.

How Long Does it Take for a Cavity to Form?

It may seem like cavities practically form overnight, but they don’t. It can take anywhere from six months to four or five years for a cavity to form.

Length of Time Varies from Cavity to Cavity

No two cavities are alike when it comes to how long it takes for them to form. A person can have a...
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Get Into the Routine of Visiting Your Dentist Every 6 Months

The old recommendation was to visit the dentist once every 12 months. That advice has since been updated to every six months. This is because getting a dental checkup once a year may not be enough to catch tooth decay and gum disease in its earliest stages, especially if you have other chronic health problems, like a weakened immune system, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Benefits of Seeing a Dentist Twice a Year

By having your teeth cleaned and mouth examined more frequently, you’ll be lowering your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, while maintaining your beautiful smile.

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Morning Brushing Schedule, Before or After Breakfast?

When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, you probably already know that you should brush your teeth twice a day, for at least three minutes each session. For most people that means brushing their teeth in the morning and at night, but should you brush your teeth in the morning before breakfast or after breakfast? The answer may depend on how your mouth feels in the morning and your morning habits.

Your Mouth at Night

When you go to bed each night, your mouth also sleeps. This means there is less saliva produced, and as we know, saliva bathes the teeth in nutrient-rich minerals...
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Why You Should Be Brushing Your Tongue

When most people think about oral hygiene, they think about cleaning their teeth and gums and often forget about brushing their tongues. The truth of the matter is that your tongue can harbor just as much bacteria, if not more, than your teeth and just below your gum lines. This means that if you are neglecting the hygiene of your tongue by not brushing your tongue, you could be doing your oral health a disservice.

Bacteria and Your Tongue

Your tongue contains many crevices between the taste buds, and each of these crevices can be used as habitats for bacteria. If you...
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All About Dental Bonding

A cracked, chipped, or stained tooth can quickly and easily be corrected with dental bonding. Learn more about this dental procedure and see if it can help you restore your smile.  

Taking a Closer Look at Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, sometimes referred to as just bonding, is a dental procedure that is used both in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. This dental procedure uses a tooth-colored material known as composite resin to change or alter the appearance of a tooth or set of teeth. When a dentist performs dental bonding, he or she will create a mixture of composite resin that matches the natural...
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