Amanda Delwiche D.D.S.
AMANDA DELWICHE
D.D.S.

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Acidic Erosion

Enamel is one of the densest substances in the body, even more than bone. It is highly resistant to the wear and tear we put on it each and every day. In addition to the mechanical action of chewing, grinding and clenching our teeth, acidic erosion is another way our teeth can be harmed by our daily habits. Acids are substances with a low pH, where as bases have a high pH. Water is neutral with a pH of 7.  When we think about the acids that can be harmful to our teeth, most people think of soda, sports drinks and sour candies.  Some people are surprised to learn that ...

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Do I Really Need to Have My Wisdom Teeth Taken Out?

Third molars, most commonly known as wisdom teeth, usually erupt at about age 17, however this can vary from person to person and sometimes they don’t erupt at all. Some people are even born without wisdom teeth, or sometimes have some of them but not all four. 

Oftentimes the wisdom teeth become impacted which can lead to several different problems. Impaction means that the tooth cannot fully erupt into its proper spot in the jaw. Many, many generations ago, the human skull was larger than it is today and could accommodate all 32 teeth including the wisdom teeth. Through evolution, the human skull and jaw has become a lot smaller and ...

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