Why Is Sugar Bad For Our Teeth?The bacteria that causes cavities are fueled by sugar. When bacteria eat the sugar, it causes acid to form on the top of the teeth.
Minn. Law Students Introduce New Dental Health BillSome Twin Cities law students introduced a new bill Friday that would help fill a dentist shortage in parts of the state. Concordia University students say many people living in rural Minnesota are forced to drive hours to see a dentist because no one in their area treats Medicaid patients with special needs.
Halloween: A Dentist's NightmareAs those little ghosts and goblins go door to door for tricks and treats, there's one horrifying thing to look out for: cavities. Dr. Jim Nickman with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry knows the dentist can be scary, but he also knows kids love candy.
Prevent Cavities With Dental VarnishHalloween is over, so now would probably be a great time to talk a little bit about cavities and children's dental health. One of the best forms of cavity prevention? Fluoride.