Cavity Prevention Tips

Cavities: Myths and Hopes

The Caries Infection Cavities are holes or soft spots that form in teeth as a result of the caries disease. Caries is an infection with the type of bacteria that can cause these holes in teeth. An infection is 1) an abnormal amount of bacteria, 2) bacteria that are living in an abnormal place, or […]

do whitening toothpastes work

Do Whitening Toothpastes Really Work?

The effectiveness of whitening toothpastes on your teeth will depend on why they don’t look white in the first place. Whitening toothpastes chemically or mechanically help to remove stain on the tooth surface. There is no evidence that they can whiten teeth from internal discoloration. The only whitening agents in toothpastes are abrasives that help […]

Dental pH Scale

Do You Know How Food Affects Your Teeth?

We all know it’s good to brush your teeth at least twice a day. It’s even better to brush after eating, but unfortunately most of us don’t have the time for that. Cavities form as a result of tooth decay. Tooth decay is caused by the acidity in foods. Acidity levels, also known as pH […]

Tooth Loss

The Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth

Our goal at Eric Yaremko, DMD in Bellingham, WA is to restore normal function, comfort, aesthetics, speech and health to our individuals who are missing teeth. As our population is aging and growing, an increasing number of people are being affected by the loss of teeth. Tooth Loss can affect: The way you feel psychologically […]

recipe for healthy teeth

Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie – A Recipe For Strong, Healthy Teeth

Keep your smile bright and your teeth healthy! Just like your bones, your teeth stay strong when you consume enough calcium and vitamin D. Milk, Strawberries and broccoli are all foods that can help prevent trips to the dentist. Enjoy this Strawberry-Kiwi Smoothie to get some cavity-fighting nutrients.

Refreshing and easy to make, one serving provides almost twice the amount of vitamin C you need for an entire day! Consume tooth-strengthening calcium and vitamin D from the milk in this strawberry smoothie.