We Can All Get Into A Rut

We are so excited that spring is here! It’s the time of year when we feel energized and ready to get out in the world after slower winter months. It’s also a great time to freshen up our dental hygiene habits. We can get into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth and gums — it’s easy to avoid flossing or put off a routine cleaning. As with anything in our lives, though, we need some motivation to get us back on the right track. Could you use a dental hygiene shake-up?

Here are some simple ways you can rethink your dental hygiene routine:

  • Brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes — That is the amount of time it takes to thoroughly clean your teeth.
  • Use the right toothbrush — It should be soft-bristled and fit in your mouth comfortably. Consider trying an electric or battery-operated toothbrush, they are more effective at reducing plaque.
  • Regularly replace your toothbrush — If the bristles on your toothbrush are frayed, it’s time for a new one. The American Dental Association recommends you replace your brush every 3–4 months.
  • Floss at least once a day — You’ve heard the saying: Floss the teeth you want to keep. Well, it’s true! It’s important to floss because it can reach between teeth, unlike your toothbrush. Flossing also helps reach under the gum line to help keep your gums in good shape.
  • Avoid smoking — This can be a hard one, but smoking discolors teeth and can increase your risk of gum disease.
  • Reduce sugar intake — Sugary food and drinks increase your chance of cavities and can also affect your overall health.

Our goal is to help you have the healthiest smile possible. Please let us know how we can help!

Do You Know the Condition of Your Gums?

Most people know it’s important to take good care of their teeth, but do you know the condition of your gums is just as important to your oral health as your pearly whites? We want patients to be aware of key factors that negatively affect the health of your gums. If you are facing treatment for your gums, we also want you to know that we offer a minimally invasive procedure to treat gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.

It was once thought that bacteria build up on the teeth caused damage to the gum tissue, however, we now know it’s the inflammation caused by bacteria that destroys the tissue. What’s more, people with periodontal disease are found to be at higher risk for major health issues such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia, and more. The common culprit among all these conditions is inflammation.

It’s our goal to ensure our patients are informed on how to take care of their gums to prevent periodontal disease and decrease their risk of further complications. Here are a few steps you can take to keep your oral health and your overall health in check:

  • Brush and floss: Brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing once a day sounds simple, but making this your daily routine can make all the difference in your health.
  • Stop tobacco use: Smoking tobacco has negative effects on gum tissue and speeds up the effects of gum disease.
  • Eat Right: Eating a healthy, balanced diet helps fight inflammation, and there is some evidence that diets high in omega-3 fatty acids helps reduce the risk of gum disease.
  • Treat Early: With regular dental checkups, we can catch gum disease at its earliest stages, making it much easier to treat. Red, swollen, and bleeding gums are the first signs to look out for.

Please let us know if you have any concerns about your gums or oral health in general. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

Smile For the Camera

Thanks to modern technology, you can have food delivered to your home from your favorite restaurant, watch thousands of movies on your TV and order a new outfit from your phone just in time for the weekend. We have taken that type of convenience and applied it to our practice, as well. Allow us to introduce Smile Virtual — for those times when all you want to know is how you can improve your smile without having to come into the office for answers.

We get it, your time is precious. That’s why we’ve made it easy to get advice on how to achieve the dental results you want. All you have to do is follow these three easy steps:

  1. Take a selfie of your smile and upload it to our website
  2. Tell us what results you would like to achieve
  3. Receive a personalized video consultation from one of our dentists

It’s that simple. Dr. Angela Britt and Dr. Sadye Souther can give you recommendations for treatments based on a close up photo of your smile. As the only accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in southeast Georgia, Dr. Britt is trained and experienced in the latest cosmetic dentistry treatments available and can give you options you might never have known were possible.

We can also provide the estimated cost, time, and treatment details needed to book your appointment. You’ll have all the information you need to make a decision before even visiting our office.

To get started on the journey to a beautiful smile, head to this link and follow the simple instructions: https://www.smilevirtual.com/Angela-Sadye

All you need is your smile and a phone, and we’ll do the rest. For any questions you may have, please call our office at (912) 452-8221.

Where Has Dr. Souther Been?

We mentioned on our Facebook page that we would reveal where Dr. Souther has been. As you know, we recently welcomed her to our practice. Just as she got settled into our offices though, we sent her on the road to attend dental training seminars in Las Vegas and Jacksonville. Find out more about her travels here.

We strive to keep up to date on the latest technology and techniques in dentistry so we can provide cutting-edge dental care for our patients. Dr. Souther was happy to take the opportunity, and we look forward to sharing what she has learned with you at your next visit.

First stop, Dr. Souther attended the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, the world’s premier post-graduate dental education center, where she spent her time training on advanced dentistry techniques. Exciting and rewarding were the two words Dr. Souther used to describe her experience at LVI. What stood out the most was the deep dive into advanced understanding of sleep apnea and how we as dentists can help those who suffer with sleep disorders. It’s remarkable how we can help improve the lives of patients, and we only know how to do this by staying on top of current treatments.

Next stop, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics in Jacksonville. What does facial esthetics have to do with dentistry, you ask? Quite a lot! They complement cosmetic dental treatments and help treat temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and migraine symptoms. For example, Botox has a clinical use, such as retraining facial muscles affected by dental problems. Dr. Souther couldn’t be more excited to provide patients with an added level of service and expertise that she gained from this course.

At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we regularly invest in continuing education and training because we care about our patients and delivering the best outcomes possible. Ask us how we incorporate our continuing education and training into our dental services at your next visit. There’s so much we can do to help you have a healthy and beautiful smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.

What Is LVI?

Have you ever noticed any of our framed training certificates around the office and wondered what they are for? They are certificates awarded when we complete important training courses in dental education and processes. Please read on to see how these sessions benefit you and why we think LVI is so special!

The LVI Philosophy

We recently returned from training in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). We have attended many of their training sessions over the years. We find their philosophy and training enables us to bring you the most advanced treatment methods and cutting-edge technology in dentistry.

The LVI emphasizes that the body is a system that works together — problems in one area can and do affect other areas — and they provide training that uses this knowledge to bring better treatment to patients. Your teeth, gums, tongue, and muscles in the face, jaw, and neck need to be in proper balance so your teeth will close together correctly and your oral system can work properly. It may be difficult to believe, but a misaligned bite can cause pain in your jaws, neck, and ears, in addition to causing headaches. I understand how the system works together so I can diagnose your oral problems and create a treatment plan that will resolve the issues, not create new issues.

Our Trips to Las Vegas Bring YOU the Jackpot

We have made many trips to study in Las Vegas at LVI over the years. The knowledge we have accumulated and continue to build upon flows directly into your dental care. We use state-of-the-art radiology equipment to obtain x-rays and will analyze your bite with myotronics — state-of-the-art devices for evaluation and treatment of the muscular and physiological aspects of the orofacial area and their impact on occlusion. Our advanced equipment helps me identify problems in your oral cavity, head, and neck that cause referred pain in other parts of your body. I can then create the best treatments to treat the cause and clear up the associated symptoms.

It is our mission to provide you the best quality dental care available. But the latest technology can only be used for diagnosis and treatment when you are in the office in our chair. When was your last checkup? Call us to set up an appointment today.

All the best,
Dr. Britt

What You Can Do to Improve Your Oral Health — for Free!

Did you know that establishing a healthy oral care routine can save you time and money and improve the quality of your life? Who wouldn’t want that?

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is a familiar saying. How does it apply to your oral health? Quite simply, the care routine you practice at home today to keep your mouth, teeth, tongue, and gums clean can pay off long-term. Why? Because keeping your mouth and teeth clean prevents the bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay from becoming established in your mouth, thus reducing a major cause of dental problems.

We have some tips to help you with your oral home care routine based on recommendations from the American Dental Association (ADA), and most of them cost you nothing but time and self-discipline.

For Everyone

  • Brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between teeth daily.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Limit sugary drinks and treats.
  • See your dentist for regular treatment and prevention.

Special Recommendations

If you are prone to suffer from gum disease, use mouthwash and toothpaste that have antimicrobial ingredients.

  • If you are cavity-prone, use a fluoride mouth rinse.
  • Use a power toothbrush to help remove plaque.
  • Avoid piercing the tongue.
  • Drink fluoridated water.
  • Avoid tobacco products.
  • Avoid “do-it-yourself” dentistry.

Schedule Regular Checkups With Our Office

Good home care will move you a long way toward achieving and maintaining good oral health. It is also important to keep your regular checkups with us so we can monitor your health and catch any problems while they are still small.

Oral hygiene is one of our “specialties.” Samantha and Dea are registered dental hygienists and crucial members of our team. Each has completed specialized training required to receive their degrees. They have also spent many hours adding to their knowledge and skills by completing continuing education courses. They perform many procedures for you, but perhaps you remember them most for the gentle care and attention they show when cleaning your teeth.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a checkup and cleaning. We look forward to welcoming you into our office, located in Brunswick, Georgia.

What Is “Cosmetic Dentistry?”

You hear the term “cosmetic dentistry” a lot, but what does it really mean?

Cosmetic dentistry encompasses the dental techniques and procedures that create a more pleasing smile for you. Dentists who want to improve the skills they gained in dental school must look to special continuing education to achieve their goals. There currently is no advanced degree in cosmetic dentistry, so any general dentist can use the term “cosmetic dentist” to describe their work. There is one way to know that your dentist has the skills and experience to provide you the highest-quality treatment.

Dr. Britt Is an Accredited Member of the AACD

I am happy to tell you that I have put in many hours of post–dental school training in order to become highly skilled in cosmetic dentistry. I’ve also devoted many additional hours toward achieving accreditation with the AACD so that you and each of my other patients will have a way to confirm my skill in cosmetic dentistry. I will continue training for the rest of my career so I will always be able to offer you the best dentistry available.

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)

The AACD was founded in 1984 and has become the largest and most trusted organization for cosmetic dentistry in the world. The members developed standards for cosmetic dentistry, and the organization is dedicated to responsible esthetics. There are now over 6,000 dental professional members in the AACD worldwide.

As I mentioned earlier, for a dentist to excel in cosmetic dentistry, he or she must pursue additional training after leaving dental school. Fortunately, there are education programs in cosmetic dentistry available that fulfill this need. The AACD has learning opportunities for its dentist members and offers accreditation to applicants who pass rigorous tests of their clinical skills, case presentations, and an oral exam. Gaining accreditation requires an investment of time that can take several years to accomplish. It is a rare achievement — there are no more than 350 accredited members of the AACD in the world, and I am happy to be one of them!

If you want to improve the appearance of your teeth and smile, or if you are having dental problems of any kind, please contact my office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.

All the best,
Dr. Britt

Our Exciting New Additions Bring You a Better Experience

As your dentist, providing you with treatments that solve your unique health issues is my purpose, and doing so safely and effectively with the most current proven methods is my passion. Technology in dentistry is constantly evolving and improving, and I am happy that I can share the benefits of that technology with you. Today I would like to share some information with you on two of our most recent additions.

MLS & Mphi5

One technology we use is the MLS laser. The MLS (Multiwave Locked System) is an effective tool for use in treatments including extractions, orthodontics, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), surgeries and more. The MLS laser combines and synchronizes two therapeutic wavelengths — a continuous wavelength and a pulsed wavelength. Used together, they provide greater anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects while reducing the potential for any thermal damage. A few advantages of this cutting-edge laser include:

  • Reduced swelling caused by bruising and inflammation
  • Reduced pain sensation
  • Accelerated cell repair
  • Faster healing, wound closure, and reduced scar tissue

We have been very pleased with the MLS, and I am happy to tell you that we recently purchased a new handpiece for the laser. Using the new Mphi5 handpiece will help us treat a targeted area more precisely and will allow treatment to a larger area in less time. This means an overall improved experience for you, which is important to us.

Planmeca Promax® 3D Mid Imaging

The next time we need to capture images for one of your treatments, you will be introduced to our new imaging unit, the Planmeca Promax® 3D Mid. This unit provides high-quality images that allow us to see the structures of your teeth, jaws, tongue, and face in incredible detail. The improved detail enhances our ability to identify and plan the best approach to treatment for restorations, implants, orthodontics, and much more. Additional advantages:

  • Low-dose imaging
  • Real-time tracking of jaw movement for TMD studies
  • Ideal for imaging patients with braces

You will enjoy having your dental images taken using this unit. It is open for your comfort and the ease of operation helps our team members complete the studies we need for your treatment in an efficient, fluid manner.

Please feel free to ask any team member for more information about any of the equipment and processes we use for your treatment. It is our pleasure to share with you.
I look forward to seeing you here at your next visit. Contact my office to schedule an appointment.
Best,
Dr. Britt

Saliva and Oral Health

The salivary glands make saliva. On average, we produce 2 to 4 pints of saliva daily. When the amount of saliva is too low, it can lead to dry mouth (xerostomia). Some diseases and medications can interfere with the amount of saliva the body makes. Or dehydration can cause it. An underlying condition may cause chronic dry mouth. The team at Dentistry by Angela Britt wants you to know about the role of saliva in oral health.

The Role of Saliva

Saliva contains substances to fight against decay-causing bacteria. It rinses away plaque, bacteria, acids, and food debris. Saliva has antifungal properties, helps remineralize enamel, and assists with the formation of certain sounds. Also, it allows us to enjoy the tastes and textures of our food. When saliva production is decreased, it can lead to dry mouth.

Causes of Dry Mouth

There are a variety of reasons for dry mouth, such as cancer therapy, medications, aging, and nerve damage to the head or neck. Medical conditions, such as diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune diseases, can cause a dry mouth.

Symptoms of Dry Mouth

The symptoms of dry mouth include thick and stringy saliva; bad breath; altered sense of taste; problems chewing, swallowing, or talking; hoarseness; and difficulty wearing dentures. Also, mouth sores, a burning sensation in the mouth, and lips that are dry and cracked.

Dry Mouth Complications

Chronic dry mouth can lead to acids remaining on the teeth too long and wearing away enamel. Dry mouth sets the stage for a buildup of plaque, bacteria, and food debris, which can cause tooth decay. It also increases the risk of gum disease and thrush (oral yeast infection).

Saliva has a vital role in oral health. To help saliva production, drink plenty of water and limit the consumption of caffeine and alcohol. Use a mouthwash that does not contain alcohol, and chew gum containing xylitol.

For most people, dry mouth is temporary. But, if you’re experiencing chronic dry mouth, you can get help to identify the underlying cause. When was your last dental visit? Contact our office to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Brunswick, Georgia, and the surrounding areas.

Flossing Benefits

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Do you know about the link between oral health and overall health? Something that’s part of good oral hygiene practice is capable of protecting your health. Unfortunately, many people don’t do this as often as they should. We know this may not be what you want to hear, but we want you to make this part of your daily routine. It can help prevent several serious conditions.

Daily Flossing Helps Lower the Risk Of:

Heart Disease — According to the American Academy of Periodontology, patients with periodontal disease are twice as likely to have coronary artery disease. The inflammation resulting from gum disease can cause damage to the arteries.

Diabetes — The bacteria from gum disease may cause inflammation, which can contribute to insulin resistance and damage blood vessels. Insulin resistance increases the risk of becoming diabetic.

Gum Disease — When plaque remains on the teeth, it can cause inflammation of your gums, which can lead to gingivitis. Regular flossing helps reduce the buildup of plaque.

Bad Breath — When food particles and bacteria remain in your mouth too long, they give off bad odors, causing bad-smelling breath. Flossing every day removes the trapped food, which helps to eliminate odors.

Common Flossing Mistakes

Flossing Stops When Gums Bleed — If you haven’t regularly flossed, your gums will bleed at first. When you floss daily, the bleeding will subside as your gums become healthier.

Flossing Improperly — While flossing, don’t move the floss back and forth. Use an up and down motion to clean both sides of each tooth properly.

Flossing Too Much or Too Little — Flossing too much can cause damage to your gums and not flossing enough leads to a buildup of plaque and tartar.

Flossing Quickly — Slow it down. Take a few seconds on the sides of each tooth and carefully move the floss up and down at least 10 times.

The Proper Way to Floss

For good oral hygiene, floss once a day. Take the ends of a piece of floss approximately 15 to 18 inches long and wrap them around your middle fingers. Use 1–2 inches of floss per tooth. Place the floss between the teeth and wrap it around the side of the tooth. The floss should form the shape of the letter C. Slide the floss up and down each side of every tooth using a new section of floss for each side.

Brushing and flossing are meant to work together. When you don’t floss daily, you may leave up to 35 percent of the surface of your teeth vulnerable to decay. How long has it been since your last dental visit? Contact my office to schedule an appointment.

Best,

Dr. Britt

Healthy Foods for Your Teeth

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Eating healthy during the holiday season is not top-of-mind. There are many tasty treats and special dishes reserved for this time of year. Family members and friends go to great lengths to perfect their special recipe for your enjoyment. Did you know there are delicious, teeth-healthy choices you can add to the festivities? Let’s call them gifts for your teeth.

Gifts for Your Teeth

  • Chocolate — Dark chocolate (70 percent cacao, not sugar-filled milk chocolate) is healthy for your teeth because it contains the CBH compound, which hardens tooth enamel. This compound helps protect your teeth from decay.
  • Cheese — Cheese can fight against acid erosion. When your meals consist of bread, citrus fruits, sweets, or sodas, you expose your teeth to acids. Cheese consumed after your meal can neutralize the acid to prevent tooth decay.
  • Wild Salmon — Wild salmon (a fatty fish) is loaded with vitamin D, which helps your gums and teeth receive the full benefits of your calcium intake. Your body doesn’t take in calcium properly if there’s too little vitamin D in your diet.
  • Vegetables and Fruits — Crunchy vegetables and fruits scrub the surfaces of the teeth and increase saliva production. The scrubbing reduces plaque buildup, and the increased saliva neutralizes the acid, which damages tooth enamel.
  • Xylitol — Xylitol is a sweetener commonly found in sugarless chewing gums. It can help prevent tooth decay because the compound it contains can kill bacteria. Also, chewing gum stimulates saliva production, which aids in proper digestion.
  • Black and Green Teas — Black and green teas contain polyphenols which reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth. The antibacterial properties in polyphenols can help suppress the development of cavities.
  • Water — Proper hydration is good for saliva production. Saliva is necessary for the digestion of food, neutralizing acid, and hindering tooth decay. Water also aids in reducing plaque by rinsing away food debris.

Go enjoy your favorite foods and beverages in moderation. Focus on making special memories this holiday season. Celebrate your teeth by making teeth-healthy food choices and practicing good oral hygiene. If it’s been more than six months since your last exam and cleaning, call my office to schedule your appointment.

Fondly,

Dr. Britt

Is Dental Anxiety Your Fear Factor?

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Does the thought of going to the dentist fill you with anxiety? Anxiety toward the dentist and dental treatment leads to avoidance of dental care. Many people have some level of anxiety about dentists and dental treatment. Most people are able to push past their fears and get their treatment completed. For others, it’s not that simple. If you’re in that category, you have options to handle your anxiety and get the dental treatment you need. At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we make every effort to ease your dental anxiety.

Recognize the reasons for your anxiety.

Make a list of what makes you anxious about going to the dentist. Write down the reason behind your feelings. Below is a list of common triggers of dental anxiety.

  • Fear of actual pain or perceived pain triggered by needles, dental drills, or the dental setting in general.
  • Loss of control because you can’t see what’s going on. Also, you don’t know what’s going to happen next.
  • Previous bad experience or a secondhand experience of a family member or friend.
  • Feeling claustrophobic in the dental chair with people inches away from your face. You feel like your personal space is being invaded.
  • Embarrassment about the condition of your mouth. You fear that the dentist will judge you based on the condition of your mouth.

Communicate your anxiety.

Get it out in the open. Talk to the dentist about your specific fears or anxieties. Your dentist is there to listen without judgment and develop an action plan to calm your fears. Every effort will be made to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

Team members have the training to assist you in anxious moments as well. Everyone is ready to do their part to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Solutions to ease your anxiety

NuCalm is a system clinically designed to allow patients to relax naturally. It works within minutes. The system is based on four components working together to put you in a state of relaxation. There are no side effects, so no recuperative time or supervision is needed.

Conscious sedation uses medication to help patients relax during dental treatment. Sometimes it’s referred to as sleep dentistry, but that’s not entirely accurate. Patients are generally awake but in a relaxed state. You take your medication the day of your appointment. Also, you’ll need someone to drive you to and from your appointment.

Are you ready to take the next step toward facing your fears? Dr. Angela Britt and team members are ready to ease you dental anxieties. If you live in Brunswick, Georgia, or the surrounding areas, call our office to schedule an appointment.

Implants Can Improve Your Health … Really!

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You already know that implants can improve your smile … and your self-esteem. But did you know that they can actually improve your health as well? At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we want you to know all of the reasons that dental implants are one of our go-to solutions for toothlessness.

Let’s Review

Dental implants are tiny, biocompatible posts that are surgically implanted below your gums. After they’ve had time to heal, the implants are used as anchors for individual prosthetic teeth. These replacements not only look natural, they function just like the teeth you were born with. The obvious benefits are that you can eat what you want, speak clearly, and clean your implants with ease; the real magic, however, is in the implants themselves. You see, because they become fused with your jaw bone, the implants take the place of natural tooth roots, which are the keys to keeping your mouth healthy and happy.

The Unsung Heroes

Here is another reason we consistently recommend implants: they keep your teeth in place. While that may not sound like a big deal, it is actually one of the ways they keep you healthier than dentures would. Here’s how it works:

  • Your tooth roots and/or implants (as well as your teeth — both natural and prosthetic) keep the adjacent teeth from migrating.
  • When your teeth are properly aligned (which is a delightful outcome of implant placement), they are easy to clean.
  • When you can (and do) properly clean your teeth by brushing after each meal and flossing daily, you’re more likely to avoid gum disease and tooth loss.
  • When you avoid gum disease, not only are you less likely to lose teeth, you’re also less likely to experience the pitfalls of periodontitis, including diabetes, hypertension and stroke, and heart disease.

We cannot overstate the efficacy of dental implants! If you live in Brunswick, Georgia, or the surrounding communities, contact our office to schedule a consultation for these tiny wonders that just might keep you healthy!

Halloween Dos and Don’ts

Candy and cookies

It’s that time of year, again … Halloween. Picking the perfect candy isn’t as easy as some may think: You have to strike the perfect balance between what the neighborhood kids love and what you won’t eat before the 31st even hits. The truth is, you can pick treats that are favored by the ghosts and goblins who come to your door and won’t harm their teeth (or yours). What are they? Click here to learn more.

Candy Basics

Different types of candy do different things to your teeth. Know what to choose and what to avoid to prevent decay.

  • Choose
    • Dark chocolate, as it is lower in sugar than other chocolates and, as some studies suggest, might have additional health benefits.
    • Sugar-free hard candy that stimulates the production of saliva, your body’s natural defense against plaque.
    • Sugar-free gum, which not only increases saliva production, but can also help clean teeth by dislodging small food particles that get stuck between teeth and in the grooves of the molars.
  • Avoid
    • Sticky or gummy candies, which are easily trapped in the crevices of your teeth where it is difficult for saliva to wash the sugars away naturally.
    • Sour candies, as not only do they stick to the teeth, they also damage tooth enamel due to their acidity.
    • Extra sweet treats that are made with little other than corn syrup and sugar, such as candy corn.

You Can Still Indulge

Since you can’t control what your neighbors buy and distribute to your little ones, know what to do when eating Halloween candy is unavoidable.

  • Timing — Saliva production increases during meals to aid with digestion, but it also helps neutralize acids in the mouth and wash away food particles. Because of this, the best time to eat candy is shortly after mealtime. For added protection, drink a tall glass of water after you finish.
  • Brushing — When you eat or drink anything acidic, such as sour candies or carbonated sodas, your enamel becomes temporarily weakened. If you or your family indulge in these this Halloween, wait 30 minutes before brushing to avoid causing further damage to your enamel.

I want you to enjoy this time of year with your friends and family, but there is no need to let Halloween treats ruin your smile. If you do happen to have a candy-related tooth injury, I’ll be right here to make sure you don’t end up with a toothy jack-o’-lantern grin.

Sink Your Teeth Into This: Dental Trivia

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At Dentistry by Angela Britt, we take teeth very seriously. We’re not opposed, however, to having a little fun by cutting our teeth on a little trivia. Whether you’re a fierce competitor for a local trivia team or prefer your trivia Jeopardy-style, we think you’ll enjoy this friendly dental-related trivia quiz.