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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

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

Do You Have A Chipped Tooth?

Repair a Chipped Tooth We can help restore your perfect smile! When you have a chipped tooth, it may initially be a shocking and distressing situation. However, especially for minor damage, there is usually little to no pain involved, and you're in no immediate danger. A chipped tooth may result from any traumatic blow to the mouth, such as playing a contact sport, automobile or bicycle accident, or even eating [...]

Do You Have A Chipped Tooth?2022-02-22T08:00:58-08:00

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

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications

Do You Have Bleeding Gums? When brushing your teeth and flossing, there should never be any sign of bleeding gums. However, many people continue to experience this issue. Find out the major causes and possible implications. Periodontal Disease The most severe potential cause of bleeding gums is periodontal disease. An infection of the gum tissue, it can cause red, swollen, bleeding gums, as well as bad breath. If left untreated, [...]

Bleeding Gums: Causes and Implications2021-08-10T08:00:04-07:00

Tooth Stains: What Foods Cause Them?

Your favorite food and drink may be causing tooth stains. For most of us, tooth stains are a continuous battle. The best way to keep teeth white is to brush and floss twice a day. Then, make sure you see a dentist regularly for preventative checkups and cleanings (usually recommended every six months). As well as your day-to-day oral hygiene, you can prevent tooth stains at home by avoiding some [...]

Tooth Stains: What Foods Cause Them?2021-07-20T08:00:34-07:00

Elderly Care For Teeth

Excellent Oral Hygiene is Important For the Elderly So take the time to support and encourage older friends and family members. With elderly patients, it's more critical than ever to maintain good oral health, since they may already be dealing with damaged or decaying teeth. So, if you have an aging parent, relative, or friend, it's important to provide the support and encouragement they need. Especially if they live alone, [...]

Elderly Care For Teeth2021-03-23T08:00:39-07:00

Developing Good Habits

To Protect Children's Teeth Food & Drink Eating and drinking habits are the biggest factors in preventing childhood cavities. But, just as important as what children eat, is when they eat it. To encourage positive eating habits and prevent cavities, limit eating time to 4 or 5 periods during the day (rather than continuous snacking). By reducing the amount of time that food directly contacts teeth, you help reduce the [...]

Developing Good Habits2020-06-09T08:00:19-07:00

Be Careful with Toothpicks

Toothpicks Can Cause Dental Injury and More Toothpicks are quick and convenient when food debris is stuck between teeth, however, they're also a common cause of dental injury. Because they are so sharp, toothpicks can damage the gums and other soft tissue when used carelessly. They are somewhat ineffective, often pushing debris farther between teeth or below the gum line. If you do find yourself using a toothpick, use only [...]

Be Careful with Toothpicks2020-05-12T08:00:25-07:00
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