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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

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

Bacteria That Cause Cavities

Which Bacteria Causes Cavities? Looking Inside Your Mouth You probably know that bacteria in your mouth cause cavities, plaque, and tooth decay. And you also probably know that proper at-home care such as brushing and flossing is the best way to prevent cavities and more serious problems. (Combine with regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings for best results!) However, most species of bacteria are relatively harmless to our oral health; [...]

Bacteria That Cause Cavities2022-09-13T08:00:55-07:00

Do You Have Diabetes?

Diabetes and Dentistry What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels. Specifically, this is due to the lack of the hormone insulin, which helps the body cells absorb glucose (sugar). There are two variations of the disease. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition preventing the production of insulin. It has a sudden onset, and patients are usually in the [...]

Do You Have Diabetes?2022-08-23T08:00:23-07:00

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign

Do You Have Bad Breath? Get treatment and see a dentist in Antelope, CA. We all know that bad breath can be embarrassing socially, but it could be a symptom of more serious dental problems. It may be tempting to mask the issue with cover-ups such as chewing gum, breath mints, mouthwash, or other temporary fixes. However, if bad breath (AKA halitosis) is a continuing problem in your life, we [...]

Bad Breath, A Bad Sign2022-08-02T08:00:44-07:00

Sterilization, For Your Safety

Now More Than Ever... Sterilization has always been one of the top priorities in our practice. However, now more than ever, it's at the forefront of everyone's minds, and the importance could not be more apparent. With the ongoing threat over coronavirus (aka COVID-19), terms like disease transmission, airborne particles, contact tracing, and PPE (personal protective equipment) have all become part of the public consciousness. So it's clear that maintaining [...]

Sterilization, For Your Safety2022-07-05T08:00:41-07:00

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Why Wisdom Teeth Need to Go Wisdom teeth are the largest teeth in your mouth, and the very last to come in. When they do, they can cause problems for the surrounding teeth, a condition we call impacted. Back in the day, before modern dentistry, people didn't take good care of their teeth. It was fairly common for people to lose one or more, even before early adulthood. When that [...]

Wisdom Teeth Extractions2022-06-28T08:00:37-07:00

Cleaning Your Tongue

Tongue, Brushing, Scraping, Etc. Cleaning Your tongue to prevent bad breath & improve oral health. One of the best ways to make sure your breath is fresh and clean is to make sure that your tongue is healthy and clean as well. The tongue may seem like a smooth surface, but nothing could be further from the truth. Upon closer examination, you'll see the tongue has many tiny bumps and [...]

Cleaning Your Tongue2022-06-14T08:00:22-07:00

What’s In Saliva?

Why Do We Have Saliva? And why is it important to teeth? Saliva plays a critical role in the digestive process. While the jaw and teeth do the hard work of chewing, saliva is there to provide moisture, lubrication, and help break down food. Then, of course, it also makes swallowing the food a whole lot easier. Saliva is consists of about 98% of water. The rest is a particular [...]

What’s In Saliva?2022-05-03T08:00:55-07:00
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