Monthly Archives: November 2016

How to Keep Your Teeth when Genetics Are Not on Your Side

I was chomping on the ice after I finished my glass of diet soda, and I chipped a small piece out of my front tooth. I am 52, and my teeth are like my mother’s You can see the yellowish dentin, and it gives a yellowish cast to my teeth. They are not stained, it is just the dentin yellows as we age, and the translucent enamel lets you see it more. I visit a group of dentists in Aurora who are actually impressed with my overall oral care. I brush and floss twice daily. I use mouthwash and I even use hydrogen peroxide as an oral debridement when I have any gum irritation.

I have not had a cavity form in many years. The last cavity I had was when I was brushing once daily and not flossing. The chipped tooth was easy to fix. I did not even have to be numbed for the drilling. The composite resin filling matches the color of my tooth perfectly. You cannot even tell a filling is there. Continue reading