Dental Erosion: What to Avoid

Frequently consuming foods with a low pH value, such as soft drinks, fruit juices, pickles, fresh fruit and yogurt can lead to irreversible dental erosion, according to a report in the January/February 2005 issue of General Dentistry, the Academy of General Dentistry's (AGD) clinical, peer-reviewed journal. Dental … [Read more...]

Is it going to hurt, Doctor?

How scared of your dentist are you? Behavioral studies show that about 75 percent of patients are moderately to severely fearful of going to the dentist. It’s the reason for a question that Dr. Carol Ford gets asked often, “Is this going to hurt?” “Fear increases tension and tension increases the perception of … [Read more...]

Why are minerals and nutrients important for oral health?

You must include minerals and nutrients in your diet in order for the body's tissues to resist infection. The presence of too much or too little of any nutrient can have harmful effects, particularly on the mouth and teeth, and may contribute to oral diseases and infection. Which vitamins and minerals are good for … [Read more...]

Living a Smiling Life

You can hear Dr. Carol Ford smile over the phone. There’s a warm interest in her voice that tells a story behind the beautiful white smiles and healthy teeth she creates. The story Dr. Ford tells is not one of a single-minded little girl who always wanted to be a dentist. Her story is of personal growth of a creative … [Read more...]

Living a Smiling Life

You can hear Dr. Carol Ford smile over the phone. There’s a warm interest in her voice that tells a story behind the beautiful white smiles and healthy teeth she creates. The story Dr. Ford tells is not one of a single-minded little girl who always wanted to be a dentist. Her story is of personal growth of a … [Read more...]

On the Go with Dr. Carol Ford

Most patients know their dentist as a pair of hands holding a set of dental instruments. Maybe they think of their dentist with gratitude when they check their smile in the mirror. But few people think of the dentist as a wife, mother, and world traveler. Welcome to the world of Dr. Carol Ford, who is all … [Read more...]