Alliance Family Dentistry, P.C.

6140 Tutt Blvd, Suite 140

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

719.955.4023

​The more you know...

The more you know about dentistry and oral health, the wiser decisions you can make about dental care. It’s true what they say, knowledge really is power. Dr. Royal and the staff at Alliance Family Dentistry will always be more than happy to answer your questions, teach you about oral healthcare, and share information regarding dental topics with you. Feel free to probe our minds at your appointments, or call the office any time for assistance.


ALL ABOUT YOUR TEETH

Teeth are important for three reasons:
1. Eating
2. Talking
3. Facial support, you get two sets of teeth in your life:
4. Baby/milk teeth (20 teeth)
5. Permanent (32 teeth)

Your gums and jaw bones support your teeth
Teeth are grouped into four types, each with a different function
1. Incisors cut food
2. Canines tear food
3. Pre molars chew food
4. Molars chew food

How to look after your teeth
1. Visit your dentist twice a year
2. Clean your teeth at least twice a day, for at least two minutes, after breakfast and last thing at night
3. Eat a balanced diet not too high in sugary foods or drinks

Plaque
After eating, your teeth will be attacked by bacteria. These build up and coat your teeth in a white sticky substance known as plaque. Plaque feeds on the sugars produced by foods which in turn produces an acid which if not removed will disolve the enamel (This is the outer layer of the tooth).

Plaque + Sugar = Acid