Will My Pregnancy Affect My Oral Health?

blog-featured-image-pregnancy-and-oral-healthPregnancy is an amazing thing. However, there are some important things to keep in mind during this time. While pregnancy does not automatically damage your teeth, pregnancy can lead to dental problems in some women. This can potentially result in gum disease and an increased risk of tooth decay.

Increased hormones during pregnancy can affect your body’s response to plaque (the layer of germs on your teeth). Luckily, with proper oral hygiene and professional care from Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi, your teeth should remain healthy throughout pregnancy.Read More

10 Chipped or Cracked Tooth Treatments

blog-featured-image-treatments-for-chipped-cracked-toothChipping or cracking a tooth is a terrifying thing to think about. However, if you can be prepared, it might not turn out to be the nightmare you expected. Fortunately, Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi of League City Elite Dentistry can explain how to handle a chipped or cracked tooth and avoid dental distress.

First, it is important to identify if you have a cracked or chipped tooth. While it’s pretty easy to notice a broken tooth at the front of your mouth, here are some other symptoms you should be on the lookout for, especially for those teeth you can’t easily see:Read More

Is Sparkling Water Bad for My Teeth?

blog-featured-image-sparkling-water-effects-on-teethWe all know that sugary carbonated drinks do more harm than good to the teeth, but what about sparkling water? In most carbonated beverages, the acidity levels are very high – which can weaken tooth enamel. 

If you’re not familiar with tooth enamel, it is the hard outer shell of your teeth where cavities first form. When left on the teeth for too long, the acid and sugar from carbonated beverages can cause significant tooth decay, stained teeth or, in some cases, gum disease. This is often discussed in association with sodas, but what about sparkling water? Read More

5 Dental Tips for Eating Your Halloween Candy

blog-featured-image-halloween-candy-tipsHalloween is right around the corner! And while eating copious amounts of candy isn’t spooky, cavities are! Halloween is a great time to enjoy some sugary treats, but an excess of these delicacies can leave your mouth rotten. Luckily, Dr. Amirpasha Farnaghi at League City Elite Dentistry has some tips to keep your teeth healthy during this holiday!

Timing is Everything

Eat your Halloween candy with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals which helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and rinse away food particles.Read More