Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS on Tooth Decay in America

In this brief Q & A session, Dr. Damon R. Johnson, a cosmetic dentist from Edmond, Oklahoma, speaks about dental health stats and ways to prevent one common problem: cavities. Q: How widespread is the problem of tooth decay? Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS: It’s estimated that greater than 20% of Americans have untreated cavities. And while income may play a role in a lack of dental care, age seems the biggest factor, with 25% of those between the ages of 20-44 being affected. Q: Do federal...

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3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You Think!

3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You Think

3 Drinks That Have Way More Sugar Than You ThinkThe message that soda is bad for your teeth and your overall health is hard to avoid these days. Most of us already know that sugary soda pop should be treated as a special treat, not an everyday beverage for quenching your thirst. What may surprise you is how many supposedly healthy drinks have a lot of sugar in them. First, a reminder why sugar is bad for your teeth in the first place. Sugar causes tooth decay because bacteria (many of which...

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Q & A with Damon R. Johnson, DDS | Do Sports Drinks Ruin Teeth?

The Academy of General Dentistry and the American Beverage Association disagree over whether sports and energy drinks actually damage teeth. Here, Edmond, Oklahoma dentist Dr. Damon R. Johnson, DDS weighs in. Q: Are sports drinks damaging to my teeth? Dr. Damon R. Johnson: A drink that contains sugar – in any form – can add to a person’s risk of cavities. Energy and sports drinks often have higher levels of sugar than sodas. And, these types of drinks also have high concentrations of acid...

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The Vital Reasons Why You Should Replace Missing Teeth

The goal of modern dentistry is for each & every patient to keep all their teeth for their entire lifetime. As dental health awareness & dental technology have advanced over the last half century, we now see fewer older people who are missing all their teeth (a condition dentists call edentulism). Still, we find that people may loose a tooth or a few & not think much of it. The reality is that a missing tooth is far more than just a gap in your smile: it can have serious oral health...

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Assessing the Risk of Tooth Decay with Damon R. Johnson, DDS

Tooth decay, says Damon R. Johnson, DDS is caused by bacteria from the food we eat. These bacteria form colonies called plaque, which is the sticky, colorless film that develops on teeth. Bacteria from candy and other sweets, high carbohydrate foods like pasta and bread, dried fruit and sugary drinks are the main cause of tooth decay. Bacteria produces acid, says Damon R. Johnson, DDS, which slowly dissolves mineral in the tooth enamel, forming a white or brown spot. Eventually, the acids create...

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Keeping Up With Dental Health in the Summer

Summertime is a great time. The days are longer, we spend more time outside, the kids are out of school, & many of us take trips with family & friends. Read more

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Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

Is Tooth Polishing Necessary?

We know that for most of our patients, their favorite part of a dental cleaning is how smooth and clean their teeth feel afterward, not to mention how shiny they are. Tooth polishing has long been part of the dental checkup routineever since the 1700s when Pierre Fauchard, the father of modern dentistry, recommended it. Read more

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Great Reasons to Get Braces

Many people think of braces as a right of passage that we subject pre-teens & teens to in the midst of their most awkward years just to ensure they have a nice straight smile by the time they reach adulthood. Read more

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Emergency Dental Care

Even if you take excellent care of your teeth & mouth, sometimes an unforeseen incident could put you in need of emergency dental care. Whether the culprit for your emergency is an injury, a rogue popcorn kernel, or just a mystery toothache, our dental clinic is here for you in an emergency.Read more

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What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

These days people are being more and more conscious of what’s in the food they eat and the products they buy. But do you know what your toothpaste is made of? The answer is there are many different compounds that make up toothpaste. Read more

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