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By Dr. Booth 25 Oct, 2016

Halloween is upon us, so dress up as your favorite ghoul, goblin, or super hero and have fun! Reduce your candy consumption at the same time with Silver Screen Dental's candy buy back program.
 
Your kids will love the idea, and you'll be able to ensure they're not eating their own weight in candy the first week of November. Bring your extra sweets to Silver Screen Dental and receive $1 a pound in cashduring our candy "buy back" program.

Halloween should be all about having a good time, and a lecture about how candy is “bad” for your teeth can spoil the fun. Kids understand that candy isn't the best thing for them, so involve them in doing something special for others!  If you have any questions give us a call at 512-345-8800.

Come by our office at
11851 Jollyville Road, Suite 201 any time during normal business hours from Nov. 1st until Nov. 5th.
By Dr. Booth 22 Sep, 2016

It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. The “Sip All Day, Get Decay” slogan isn’t just meant to be a catchy tagline – it’s literally the truth!


Sugar in soda combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid, which attacks the teeth. Diet or “sugar-free” soda contains its own acid, which also can damage teeth. Each attack lasts about 20 minutes, and starts over with every sip of soda you take. 


These effects on your teeth can be extremely damaging. In fact, in the dental community we talk about "Mountain Dew mouth" the same way we talk about "meth mouth” (don’t Google it). In other words, damage from sodas like Mountain Dew can look very similar to damage from drug abuse. Both can produce rampant, deep decay in many or all teeth.


Short of telling you to give up soda completely, the biggest piece of advice we can give you is to do your soda drinking all at once with a meal (versus sipping on soda all day long) and clean your teeth when you’re done . That way the sugar and acid don’t have time to do serious tooth damage before they’re washed away.

By Dr. Booth 15 Jun, 2016

A toothache is a problem that most of us will experience at some point. A toothache is sometimes referred to as dentalgia, odontalgia or odotongenic pain. It is important to note there are both dental and non-dental causes of toothache. Following is an explanation of the possible causes of toothache.

By Dr. Booth 15 Jun, 2016

Tooth decay  happens whenever your tooth enamel (the hard outer part of your teeth) is damaged. This is something that anyone can be inflicted with because plaque (a sticky film of bacteria) is constantly forming on your teeth. Whenever you eat or drink sugary food, the plaque will produce acid that will then attack your  tooth enamel .

Factors That Predispose People to Tooth Decay

There are some very important factors that will predispose someone to tooth decay. Of course, a large part of this does have to do with how well formed your teeth are and whether they have strong enamel. If you have deep crevices, this gives the disease room in which to grow. Also, if your mouth is too acidic (PH should be between 6.2 and 7.4), this can be a problem.

You will also find that there are some things that you have control over, such as:

  1. Proper brushing and flossing are vital. It’s also important to understand that brushing too often can be problematic as well.
  2. You need to eat well because too much soda, candy or citrus fruit can do great harm.
  3. It’s important not to have a really dry mouth, which is typically caused by things such as stress, medication, illness or old age. If your mouth is too dry, you’re more prone to develop tooth decay.

While these things aren’t necessarily listed in the order of importance, they definitely all play an important role in whether or not you’ll actually be predisposed to tooth decay. Hopefully this will provide you with some important information about this oral health disease so that you can take measures to prevent it. If you already have it, then it’s equally as important to seek dental treatment right away for it.

Silver Screen Dental

By Dr. Booth 25 Oct, 2016

Halloween is upon us, so dress up as your favorite ghoul, goblin, or super hero and have fun! Reduce your candy consumption at the same time with Silver Screen Dental's candy buy back program.
 
Your kids will love the idea, and you'll be able to ensure they're not eating their own weight in candy the first week of November. Bring your extra sweets to Silver Screen Dental and receive $1 a pound in cashduring our candy "buy back" program.

Halloween should be all about having a good time, and a lecture about how candy is “bad” for your teeth can spoil the fun. Kids understand that candy isn't the best thing for them, so involve them in doing something special for others!  If you have any questions give us a call at 512-345-8800.

Come by our office at
11851 Jollyville Road, Suite 201 any time during normal business hours from Nov. 1st until Nov. 5th.
By Dr. Booth 22 Sep, 2016

It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. The “Sip All Day, Get Decay” slogan isn’t just meant to be a catchy tagline – it’s literally the truth!


Sugar in soda combines with bacteria in your mouth to form acid, which attacks the teeth. Diet or “sugar-free” soda contains its own acid, which also can damage teeth. Each attack lasts about 20 minutes, and starts over with every sip of soda you take. 


These effects on your teeth can be extremely damaging. In fact, in the dental community we talk about "Mountain Dew mouth" the same way we talk about "meth mouth” (don’t Google it). In other words, damage from sodas like Mountain Dew can look very similar to damage from drug abuse. Both can produce rampant, deep decay in many or all teeth.


Short of telling you to give up soda completely, the biggest piece of advice we can give you is to do your soda drinking all at once with a meal (versus sipping on soda all day long) and clean your teeth when you’re done . That way the sugar and acid don’t have time to do serious tooth damage before they’re washed away.

By Dr. Booth 15 Jun, 2016

A toothache is a problem that most of us will experience at some point. A toothache is sometimes referred to as dentalgia, odontalgia or odotongenic pain. It is important to note there are both dental and non-dental causes of toothache. Following is an explanation of the possible causes of toothache.

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