Oral Cancer

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Oral Cancer Oral cancer is one of the most lethal caners, and it also has one of the lowest survival rates.  Less than half of all the people who are diagnose with oral cancer are ever fully cured. There are several complications due to

Cavities and Tooth Decay

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist Cavities and Tooth Decay The term “caries” is the more commonly know disease called tooth decay.  The disease caries is the result of the destruction of the enamel, dentin, or cementum of the tooth due to the long-term exposure to noxious bacteria. Many diseases

Plaque

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentis What is Plaque? Plaque is bacteria or sticky film.  Plaque, also known as bacteria, enjoys starches and sugars found in foods your child eats everyday such as: cereal, bread, candy, and cookies. Plaque eats the sugars found in these kinds of foods and produces

Diet and Oral Health

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist What to Eat for Healthy Teeth The first step of the digestive system is your mouth.  Here, the food you eat meets bacteria and germs in your mouth.  These two things can lead to plaque buildup.  I may have talked to you about plaque.

Cavities: Causes and Prevention

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist What Are Cavities? The food you eat meets bacteria and germs in your mouth.  These two things can lead to plaque buildup.  I may have talked to you about plaque. Plaque is bacteria or sticky film.  Plaque, also known as bacteria, enjoys starches and

Bad Breath

By: J. Shahangian, DDS, MS- San Diego Board Certified Pediatric Dentist What Causes Bad Breath? Food break down in your body usually is the cause for bad breath.  When you metabolize your food, there are odors that are produced that travel to your mouth, bloodstream, and pass through your lungs. Doing mouth washes, brushing, and

Winning the Cavity Battle This Halloween So you got your kids’ custom picked out and all plans made to makethis Halloween safe and filled with memories. Here are some oralhealth pointers to help keep those chompers healthy andbeautiful: -Sugars and bacteria are a bad combination- We all have bacteria in our mouths. Some have more

Nutrition and Your Child’s Teeth

People can prevent two of the most common diseases today – tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease – simply by improving their diet. Make sure your child has a balanced diet. Limit sugars and starches to help protect your child`s teeth from decay. Decay results when the hard tissues are destroyed by acid products from