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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

Dental Bonding FAQs

What Is Dental Bonding? An amazingly versatile treatment to restore or cosmetically enhance your teeth. What is dental bonding? It sounds like making friends with your dentist, but it's actually a whole lot better than that! Bonding is a type of material that we use for many applications. It consists of a special composite resin designed to match your natural teeth—both in color and texture. What is dental bonding used [...]

Dental Bonding FAQs2022-07-12T08:00:14-07:00

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

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

Don’t Forget to Floss

Using Floss Is Essential To Good Oral Health Learn the benefits and proper technique. With new state-of-the-art mechanical toothbrushes, you might feel that your teeth are cleaner than ever. So it might be tempting to skip the floss. However, if you forget this simple step, you're doing your teeth a real disservice. Benefits of Flossing Even with perfect brushing, its impossible to get all the way in between teeth. In [...]

Don’t Forget to Floss2022-03-01T08:00:49-08:00

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?

How to Handle Dental Phobia Although our practice is peaceful and serene, we know that some patients need a little more to get the extra comfort and security they need. For those that are nervous when it comes to dentistry, we have extensive experience working with 'dental phobia.' We designed our practice to provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere for our patients. And, if there's anything we can do to [...]

Dental Phobia: Do You Have It?2022-02-01T08:00:00-08:00

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of red, swollen, and irritated gums. Eventually, this can lead to bad breath, cavities, gum recession, [...]

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?2021-12-21T08:00:27-08:00

Dental Calculus

We're Not Talking About Math! Dental Calculus Is Damaging To Teeth. Dental calculus is simply another name for tartar—a solid, harmful substance that builds up on teeth. Without removing this hardened plaque, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, calculus along the gum line will contribute to periodontal disease, which in turn causes gum recession and eventually, tooth loss. How Does It Form? Our mouths are full [...]

Dental Calculus2021-11-23T08:00:36-08:00

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 those with the best at-home oral hygiene. What's important is that we discovered the cavity [...]

How Do Cavities Start?2021-11-16T08:00:34-08:00

9 Worst Foods For Teeth

Some of the Worst Foods Aren't What You Expect If you're like many Americans, you're more concerned than ever about trying to eat healthily. As well as eating nutritious foods that are good for your overall health, be sure to avoid the foods that are the worst for your teeth. At the very least, make yourself aware of their potential drawbacks so you can minimize your exposure, as well as [...]

9 Worst Foods For Teeth2021-08-24T08:00:07-07:00
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