Post Tagged with: "cavities"


Fluoride: Why is it so important in our daily oral hygiene?

by Capt. Wah-Yung Tsang
General dentist

Fluoride is a natural element that strengthens tooth enamel to become more resistant to cavities, and it helps repair or re-harden enamel in order to arrest the early cavities.

March 20, 2014 ×


Courtesy photoChildren to have direct supervision each time they brush their teeth until the child can tie his or her own shoelaces.

Pay attention to your infant’s oral hygiene

by Tech. Sgt. Jessica McNabb
86th Dental Squadron

Glorious day! A baby is on the way. So much to do and so little time to do it. There are checklists for everything, so you should be good to go, right? Make sure oral hygiene is on your little bundle of joy’s checklist. That’s right. As soon as they get those pearly whites, you need to be prepared to take care of them.

February 20, 2014 ×


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Don’t wait until it’s too late

by Staff Sgt. Halima H. Burton
86th Dental Squadron

Picture this: A mother takes her 4-year-old to the dentist for her child’s annual checkup. During the appointment the dentist diagnoses the child with a cavity that needs treatment and a few areas that could lead to future cavities, but do not require treatment at this time.

February 13, 2014 ×