Silver Diamine Fluoride vs. Cavities

Did you know there’s a new antimicrobial liquid that has been used to painlessly stop the progression of cavities? It’s called silver diamine fluoride, or SDF, and it goes under the brand name Advantage Arrest. It’s been used in Japan for decades now, but was only recently introduced into the US in the last few … Continue reading “Silver Diamine Fluoride vs. Cavities”

Is Honey Good for My Child’s Teeth?

Due to honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, it has been used to treat infected wounds since 3000 BC, and it can soothe sore throats and coughs when taken orally. Most children love the sweet taste of honey, but is it good for your kid’s teeth? Honey & Cavities First of all, you should never feed … Continue reading “Is Honey Good for My Child’s Teeth?”

5 Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth

It’s almost time to go back to school and we want to make sure that your child’s teeth won’t be one of the last things you think about in your preparation! So, in addition to shopping for school supplies and new clothes, put “dental checkup” on your to-do list. Here at Sullivan Family Dental, we … Continue reading “5 Back-to-School Tips for Healthy Teeth”

5 Tips for Avoiding Cavities

It’s Friday evening. You’ve decided to indulge yourself in a stay-at-home movie night. You buy a large amount of food to snack on during your film. As you start to crunch on your popcorn, you feel a pain and decide to plan a visit the dentist to check it out. After your dental appointment, you … Continue reading “5 Tips for Avoiding Cavities”

How Much Sugar Is Too Much?

There’s nothing quite like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. While everyone (even your dental team at Sullivan Family Dental) can overlook the occasional sweet indulgence, we all also know that sugar, like many good things, should be enjoyed in moderation. Why is sugar a bad thing for teeth? Sugar and saliva … Continue reading “How Much Sugar Is Too Much?”

Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum

At Sullivan Family Dental, we want to make sure you’re developing healthy oral hygiene habits at home. After all, a little bit of preventive care can limit or eliminate a wide range of dental issues. From brushing twice daily and flossing regularly to limiting your intake of sodas, sweets, and other foods that cause cavities, … Continue reading “Benefits of Chewing Sugar-Free Gum”