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added on: December 16, 2023

Have you ever wondered why, during a dental checkup, your dentist in Cedar Rapids pokes your gums and starts calling out seemingly random numbers to their assistant? It might feel like a secret code or a mysterious ritual, but fear not – there’s a method to this madness, and it’s all about your oral health. The… Read More

Posted In: Gum Disease, Enamel

added on: July 24, 2017
tooth sensitivity-Dental Touch-Cedar Rapids IA

Too hot? Too cold? Both? Everybody experiences tooth sensitivity at some point or another because it’s one of the most common dental conditions and, well, ice cream is awesome. But how do you know if your tooth sensitivity is not a big deal or a very big deal? What can you do about tooth sensitivity?… Read More

Posted In: Enamel

added on: October 26, 2015
Sugar cause yellow teeth - Cedar Rapids, IA - Dental Touch Associates

Does sugar stain teeth? No. Can it lead to tooth discoloration? Yes. Because the bacteria that eat sugar in the mouth also erode tooth enamel, sugar left on teeth can ultimately result in exposed dentin and a yellowing of the smile. Is there anything that can be done about this? Of course – and much… Read More

added on: May 18, 2015

A new study has identified fruit juice and soda as the leading causes of tooth enamel erosion. This means that fruit juice, like soda, has been shown to increase risks for dental cavities and tooth infection. What’s more, when enamel is eroded, the darker yellow dentin of the tooth is exposed, allowing fruit juice consumption… Read More

Posted In: Enamel