October 17, 2012
Decay or cavities in your teeth “DO HAVE REVERSIBLE STAGES.” The enamel on your teeth that is solid and sound are surrounded by non-mutans streptococci and actinomyces, which have mild and infrequent acidification. An acidic environment is what causes demineralization of enamel to decay/cavities. When sugar is applied to the surfaces of enamel, the acidification becomes moderate and frequent. THis environment can enhance the acidity and then shift the demineralization-remineralization balance toward net mineral loss. This leads to the initial development of caries/cavities in the teeth. How can we stop the process of de-mineralization turning into decay or cavities? The Center provides a caries prevention management protocol that involves flouride application, treatment rinses, sealing the potential areas, and continuous care with a preventive hygiene care system. Re-mineralizing the enamel and using the prevention management system can be effective in stopping the decay process.
October 11, 2012
According to Dr. Sherri Worth, celebrity cosmetic dentist states that what we drink can erode our teeth. WHat are these liquids that can literally eat our enamel away? Soda are a big culprit. The pH levels of your favorite beverages such as: coke, diet coke, root beer, and sprite are in the range of 2.2-4.o–this is an acidic range. This drinking of acidic beverages can erode your teeth and you can loose enamel. There are some tips that you can do to prevent erosion of enamel. First, try to decrease the amount of acidic drinks. Your saliva works to neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth from the sodas, so you can use chewing gum or lozenges to increase saliva flow in order to decrease the acidic environment. You can also use CTx4 Gel which contains Xylitol and optimal levels of nano-partical hydroxyappetite at an elevated pH to neutralize the acids and promote enamel re-mineralization–to avoid erosion. Always use a soft brush and eliminate scrubbing your teeth too hard in order to not abrade the enamel surface when brushing and cleaning your teeth. You can call the Center for Reconstructive dentistry to schedule an appointment to evaluate your teeth and get instructions on how to manage the erosion and try to eliminate any further problems. The office of Dr. Sherri Worth has many treatment and management options for their patients who suffer from erosion and abrasion of their teeth. You can contact Jacki at 949.644.6988.
December 6, 2011
We leave our house, go to Starbucks for our “morning jolt of coffee” and we rush off to work. The stain from the coffee stays on your teeth and the build up eventually turns them dark. What can we do for a quick fix? Rinse your mouth out with water right after your morning coffee so that the dark stains are washed away. Also, once a week you can use my “special mix” of a little baking soda and hydrogen peroxide blended into a paste to brush your teeth. Be careful because this can be abrasive so use it sparingly and only once per week. This mix will help remove the coffee stains. You can also come into the office for a Zoom bleaching which takes about an hour and that can bleach out any stains or discolorations from coffee, tea, or red wine. The holidays are filled with fun parties and festive drinking of all different kinds of dark liquids so now is a great time to give a gift certificate for a bleaching to friends or family. Bleaching certificates make a fabulous holiday gift.
May 1, 2011
Dangerous bacteria from you mouth can get into your bloodstream, travel through your body, and increase your chances for many health problems throughout your organs and body systems.
The American Dental Association is introducing an oral-health curriculum to primary-care and other medical clinicians, with a goal of making medical providers aware of the benefits of early dental intervention and prevention. There are many cases of “dental bacteria: (for example: strep mutans) causing problems in other parts of the body. Continue reading
April 27, 2011
We have seen a great increase in tooth decay, head and neck cancer, and stomach cancer–all due to dry mouth caused by either acid reflux or medications taken. We have seen perfectly healthy patients that come in for xrays/exam and almost overnight have extensive decay. Continue reading
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Dr. Sherri Worth is best known for her exceptional work in cosmetic dentistry and participation in Fox's hit show, "The Swan," where she helped over 40 different women. Read more about Dr. Worth