Archive for April, 2012

Low pH Diet and Oral Health

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
ph Food

Excessive use of food with low pH value can cause dental and oral health issues. Low pH foods include, but not limited to, alcohol, cola and soft drinks, fruit juices, fresh fruit, tea, coffee, pickle and yogurt. One of the damages of such food is dental erosion. Dental erosion is the breakdown of tooth structure caused by the effect of acid on the teeth. Dental enamel is the thin, outer layer of hard tissue. This tissue helps in maintaining structure of tooth and shape. It also protects it from decay.

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

Tooth decay in infants or young children is called Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It occurs due to prolonged contact of sugary liquids (both natural or artificial) with teeth. Bacteria in the mouth interact with sugar and create acids, which damage the tooth.