A Center For Family Dentistry

Keith Kelley DDS

Does Sugar Cause Cavities?


January 23, 2018 — by Keith Kelley, DDS
Tags: Cavities Sugar Teeth Brushing

This is an age-old question we hear from many of our patients, and our answer may surprise you. Sugar in itself isn’t bad for your teeth — it’s what the combination of sugar and bacteria in your mouth do that is harmful to your teeth. When you eat something sugary, little bits of the sugar stick to your teeth, hiding in the cracks and crevices.  While this in and of itself doesn’t matter too much, the real problem is that our mouths also harbor the strep bacteria in those same little cracks and crevices. Read More

How Do I Convince Someone to Brush Their Teeth?


December 19, 2017 — by Keith Kelley, DDS
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Getting someone to brush their teeth seems like one of those things that you shouldn’t have to do, but the unfortunate reality is that dental hygiene is not high on the priority list for many people.  Read More

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