fects on your teeth? From staining to enamel decay, The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) has identified some risks associated with pool recreation that we think you should be aware of… Your pool’s chemistry is super important!
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry encourages parents to bring their baby in for their first dental check-up around their first birthday or no later than six months after their first tooth erupts, whichever comes first. This helps to provide a solid dental foundation that will last well into adulthood.
Enamel – It’s a tooth’s first line of defense against cavities, decay and plaque. The hardest part of the human body, enamel is the bullet-proof vest that teeth wear to defend against erosion. Acids in the food we consume, and naturally produced by the bacteria that live in our mouth, are the number one enemy of healthy teeth. That thin white outer coating of enamel, though almost as hard as diamonds, is precious and must be protected. So how can you ensure that your child’s enamel will remain strong throughout their baby-teeth years, and help develop healthy habits your child will take into adulthood?
When it comes to chewing gum, dental professionals across the board have come to agree: Sugar-free chewing gum is better for our teeth. Even with the support of experts from organizations like the American Dental Association and Colgate, adults everywhere – especially those who are parents – have come to question the overall benefits of sugar-free gum.