What's Your Number?
“You have a cavity!” You find yourself puzzled and staring into space when your dentist delivers this news. Why? Because in the morning, at lunch, snacks in between and at bed time you are brushing and flossing! How can this be, Doctor? If you have never heard of oral flora, allow us to get to the “root” of your question! Your mouth is comprised of many surfaces, each coated with a plethora of natural bacteria. Some of these bacteria have been implicated in oral diseases such as cavities and periodontitis, which are the most common bacterial infections among us.
What this means to you is that you can brush and floss, ...