Dental Blogs

More Than Just Scraping By

If you are not a fan of dreaded “morning breath” (and who is?), there is a very simple and effective way to banish it. Along with brushing and flossing, many people are embracing the Ayurvedic self-care ritual known as “tongue scraping.” This oral hygiene practice involves using an inexpensive tongue scraper to remove bacteria, food

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Early Attention to Oral Care

While it may seem that candy poses the biggest danger to children’s teeth, so-called healthy foods such as milk, fruit juices, and formulas may also contribute to decay. These foods have sugars that provide food for decay-causing bacteria. To nip this problem in the bud, parents should wipe off infants’ gums with gauze or a

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Preserving Your Smile

Because our smiles are among the first things that people notice about us, the loss of front teeth (due to decay, gum disease, or trauma) can be a matter of considerable concern. Fortunately, dental porcelain is an excellent material for replacing the natural look of real teeth. Whether used to fabricate a crown attached to

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Treatment for “Long” Teeth

The term “long in the tooth” refers to age-related gum recession, which makes the crowns of older persons’ teeth look longer. Fortunately, there is a simple cure for receding gums, which reduces tooth sensitivity, the incidence of tooth decay, the potential for underlying bone loss, and tooth loss. A “gum graft” involves harvesting tissue from

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