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Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

What Causes "Baby Bottle Tooth Decay?" Being mammals, human babies drink milk. It provides all the nutrients they need to grow and thrive. However, as children get older and their primary baby teeth begin to emerge, drinking milk can pose the risk of cavities and "baby bottle tooth decay." In general, milk is very healthy for teeth. It provides the body with calcium, a nutrient essential for the proper development [...]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay2022-10-09T13:40:10-07:00

Thinking About Teeth Whitening?

Making the Decision There's no doubt about it. Our teeth are one of the most defining features of our face. And, unless you're wearing a mask, people tend to look at our mouths when we speak and interact. If you are embarrassed about the way your teeth look, teeth whitening is a fast, easy, and convenient way to improve their appearance. As we age, our teeth can become discolored, especially [...]

Thinking About Teeth Whitening?2022-11-20T19:18:44-08:00

Dry Socket, A Painful Setback

What Is Dry Socket? What to know after an extraction. You probably know that missing a tooth can cause problems. Of course, it leaves behind a gap in your smile, affecting your appearance. But it can also impact your ability to eat properly and cause other oral health problems. Yes, a missing tooth is never ideal. However, sometimes a tooth extraction becomes necessary when too much damage or decay is [...]

Dry Socket, A Painful Setback2022-10-09T13:37:15-07:00

Dental Bad Habits

Some Bad Habits Are Hard To Break Often, people think of their teeth as indestructible, engaging in high-risk activities, or using them for things they just aren't well-suited to do. Avoid these bad habits to keep teeth strong and healthy. Using Teeth as Tools Conventional wisdom says there's no substitute for the correct tool. Well, teeth are not tools, nor should they be used as such! Using your teeth to [...]

Dental Bad Habits2022-10-09T13:35:15-07:00

Diastema… Closing The Gap!

What Is A Diastema? A diastema is a technical term for a gap between your teeth, especially the front two incisors. In recent years, with celebrities such as Michael Strahan embracing their natural smile, diastemas have become more acceptable and mainstream. Furthermore, many people find it endearing or feel that it provides a distinguishing feature. How Is A Diastema Fixed? Although there is nothing wrong with having a gap in [...]

Diastema… Closing The Gap!2022-10-25T08:00:18-07:00

Periodontal Pockets

What Are Periodontal Pockets? Measuring periodontal pockets — depths and implications. Healthy gum tissue fits tightly and firmly against teeth. However, with age and/or declining oral health, this tissue can loosen and sag, forming periodontal pockets around the teeth. When this occurs, it can often become an ever-increasing problem, as it becomes easier and easier for food debris and bacteria to become trapped in the gums. In turn, this leads [...]

Periodontal Pockets2022-10-18T08:00:02-07:00

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams

With advancements in dental materials, cavity fillings have come a long way. It used to be commonplace for dentists to use amalgam fillings to treat teeth affected by decay or cavities. Today, more and more people opt for tooth-colored fillings. What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings? Tooth-colored fillings are a composite resin that typically contains a ceramic & plastic compound. We apply this material to the prepared tooth, then cure it with [...]

Tooth-Colored Fillings vs. Amalgams2022-10-11T08:00:41-07:00

Dental Care For Seniors

Why Oral Health Is So Important To Seniors As we age, proper oral health is just as important as ever. And, there are additional concerns to take into account. Seniors living on a fixed income may have limited access to care, as well as health issues such as age-related memory loss. If you are a senior, it's essential to continue taking care of yourself. If you have an aging parent [...]

Dental Care For Seniors2022-10-04T08:00:25-07:00

What Is A Root Canal?

What Does It Do? And Will It Help My Toothache? A root canal is a dental procedure to save a painful or infected tooth. One dental procedure that's widely known to the general public is the root canal. Though the phrase is strongly associated with toothaches and pain, the truth is closer to the opposite. Root canals do not cause dental pain; they relieve it! Getting treatment is the first [...]

What Is A Root Canal?2022-09-27T08:00:11-07:00

Tobacco Use & Your Oral Health

Does Smoking & Using Tobacco Cause Oral Problems? Learn about the adverse effects. You probably know that smoking cigarettes and using tobacco is detrimental to your health. But the problems are not limited to lung disease and secondhand smoke. On the contrary, the use of this harmful carcinogen can also have adverse effects on your oral health. Nicotine, the psychoactive ingredient in tobacco, is highly addictive. Though much progress has [...]

Tobacco Use & Your Oral Health2022-09-20T08:00:03-07:00
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