Is it true that chewing gum can be good for your teeth? The answer is yes! Chewing gum can actually help prevent tooth decay, as it causes your mouth to produce more saliva, which helps neutralize and rinse away some of the acid that forms in your mouth when you break down food. But [...]
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These days, the COVID-19 pandemic is on everyone’s minds, and we are all mindful of mitigating our risk to avoid the deadly disease. Like most people, you have probably been practicing social distancing, wearing a facial covering or mask, and increasing your sanitation and hygiene practices. With every action you take, you are trying to [...]
Affecting as many as 10% of all people, dry mouth, also called xerostomia, is a condition that results from a decreased volume of saliva in the mouth. This condition tends to be more prevalent in women than men, and occurs most often in the elderly and in those taking prescription and non-prescription medications. Dry mouth [...]
Maintaining your oral health as you age There are plenty of challenges that come along with aging, and it is important to take good care of yourself and your overall health as you age. Taking good care of your oral health is especially important; if you want to feel good, look good, and stay healthy [...]
Keep your Teeth Healthy with Topical Fluoride Applications at your Regular Dental Visits Are you familiar with fluoride? From an early age, many of us have been told by our dentists about the importance of fluoride. But what is fluoride, why is it so important, and how do we best benefit from it? Fluoride has [...]
...and How Affinity Dental of La Mesa Can Help Our mouths go through many changes over the course of our lifetime, and the appearance of the third molars, also known as the wisdom teeth, is an important milestone. These teeth have historically been called “wisdom teeth” because they come through at a more mature age [...]
How Affinity Dental Can Help You Keep a Healthy Oral Microbiome Even if you cannot see, feel or taste them, your mouth plays host to hundreds of microorganisms, commonly referred to as oral bacteria. While most of these tiny oral bacteria are harmless, there are some strains that can affect your overall health [...]