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Stages of Cavities

How Do Cavities Start?

You do your best to brush and floss. You make sure that you get your dental checkups. But then, you get the dreaded news; you have cavities. How can this happen?!? Well, the first thing to remember is don’t panic, and don’t beat yourself up over a minor setback. These things can happen, even to […]

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Dental Appointment

Skipping the Dentist?

Don’t Even Think About Skipping! Understandably, you may find yourself skipping a dental appointment now and then. We recognize that life events and unforeseen circumstances can sometimes get in the way. Of course, we appreciate you letting us know as soon as possible when these situations arise. The earlier we know of a change in […]

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Patient at Dental Checkup

Dental Checkup: Schedule Yours Today

Protect Your Health with a Dental Checkup Don’t put it off any longer. Have you been neglecting your dental care? Is it past time for a dental checkup? If so, consider choosing Antelope Dental Associates in Antelope, CA. We don’t play blame games or shame you for your dental health. On the contrary, we’re here […]

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Dental Mouthguards

Athletic Mouthguards

Custom-fitted Mouthguards in Antelope, CA Mouthguards can protect teeth during contact sports and other risky activities. Accidents happen… and dental injuries during athletic competition are an all-too-common occurrence. Once a tooth is cracked, broken—or worse, knocked out—there’s no going back. It’s for keeps. The National Institute of Dental Research reports a dramatic drop in mouth […]

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Dental Exam

Become a “Regular” Patient

And Come Visit us at Antelope Dental Associates! Professional teeth cleanings and dental checkups in Antelope, CA As a patient, receiving regular dental checkups and cleanings (along with proper at-home brushing and flossing) is the best thing you can do for your dental health. With regular care, we can clean those hard-to-reach areas before they […]

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Happy Smiling Patient

Grow Older with Your Teeth

As we grow older, it’s natural for changes in our mouths, gums, and jawbone to occur. However (thanks to preventive dentistry) people nowadays are keeping their natural teeth longer and longer. Prevent Tooth Loss as you Grow Older Neglect is the main cause of tooth loss, and most problems can be prevented with a simple […]

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Man Grinding His Teeth

Are You Grinding Your Teeth?

What is Bruxism? Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. That’s partly because bruxism can occur while sleeping at night, but also because the habit develops subconsciously, usually due to stress or anxiety. Recognizing […]

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Tongue Check

Oral Exams: Checking out the Tongue

Have you ever wondered why doctors and dentists ask you to open wide and say, “Ahhhh?” It’s true that dentists are looking for cavities and tooth-related problems, but the tongue and other soft tissues can also be an important indicator of a patient’s overall health. Diseases such as diabetes, AIDS, scarlet fever, and different vitamin […]

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Woman Looking at Her Teeth

Look for Changes in Your Mouth

Whenever you find yourself brushing or flossing in front of a mirror, take the opportunity to really look inside your mouth. Self-Examination is the first line of defense in detecting potential problems… and the earlier, the better! Open wide and look at all the soft tissues, watching for any unusual changes such as unexplained white […]

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Dentist Appointment

How Often Do I Need a Checkup?

Make time for your T.L.C. That’s Tender Loving Checkup! Routine, regular examinations let us catch tooth decay and periodontal disease before they cause major damage to your teeth… and saves you the added expense and discomfort of more complex dental treatment. For most of our patients, we recommend a checkup every six months, but there’s […]

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