Fluoride

Benefits of Fluoride

From the moment we started learning about dental health, the word ‘fluoride’ has been a constant companion. During visits to the dentist, we’d either dread or anticipate the dental tray full of sweet-smelling and strange tasting gel that we were told were strengthen our teeth. Every tube of toothpaste seems to tout fluoride as one […]

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Patient Receiving Root Canal

Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal treatments and the tooth’s root canal are often interchanged by dentists because they both reference and treat the same part of the tooth. A root canal is the core of the tooth, where it contains the pulp and nerve endings that provide sensations such as cold and hot. When cavities occur, the tooth’s […]

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The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Everyone should have their own dentist, but getting a family dentist means that they’ll be with you through every stage of life. As your family changes through the years, you’ll be able to continue to use the dental care provider you’ve come to know and trust over the years. This family professional will know all […]

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The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

When we think of our teeth, what usually comes to mind is a hard wide shape in our mouths with roots that extend into our gums. While this isn’t inaccurate, there is no way to completely view the complexity of our teeth with the naked eye. Understanding the anatomy of your teeth can be an […]

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Missing Teeth

Why Replacing Your Lost Teeth Is Essential To Good Oral Health?

Having a tooth out isn’t a fun experience, and one most patients will try to avoid. When it does happen, they often consider the situation resolved and a missing tooth just a fact of life for them now. Patients often don’t consider replacing their missing teeth due to the misconception that there are few repercussions […]

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Missing Teeth

Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important

Adults typically get a full complement of 32 teeth when they reach adulthood. Among these teeth are the molars, premolars, incisors, and canines. Current dental studies have revealed that the majority of patients between the ages of 45-65 have lost at least one tooth, with one in four over 65 having lost all their teeth. […]

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Foods That Are Beneficial to Oral Health

When it comes to maintaining oral health, food is one of the most significant key points that most often not, people tend to miss. Healthy oral hygiene routines, such as brushing teeth, flossing, and mouthwash, can prevent the development of cavities and gum disease, but the food you put into your system matters just as […]

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5 Foods That Can Whiten Your Teeth

There’s whitening toothpaste, whitening treatment such as ZOOM whitening, whitening strips, but there’s also a good amount of delicious foods that may help whiten your teeth. Below are 5 foods that have some interesting components to help with teeth whitening! STRAWBERRIES If you get a sweet batch of them, you’ll probably not want to share […]

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Dental Tip Tuesday

We are always excited to help our patients when they come into the office but we as a team have decided to help you all while you’re on the go also. Whether you’re on your lunch, getting your nails done, or during any downtime you can get some tips on how to keep those teeth […]

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Maximize your Dental Benefits

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We expect this year to be full of opportunities for  you and yours! Our Bellflower office would like to thank all of our patients for allowing us to take care of you all in the 2018 year and look forward to caring for many more in 2019. TIP FOR 2019 As you […]

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Good Nutrition = Oral Health

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN C PROMOTE ORAL HEALTH Eating a variety of nutritious food is good for your overall health, including your oral health. Some vitamins in particular have demonstrated benefits to building healthy teeth, namely calcium and vitamin C, so be sure to include foods rich in these nutrients in your diet. Calcium has been […]

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How To Use Mouthwash

If you’d like to add a mouthwash or a mouth rinse to your oral care routine, or if your dentist has recommended a mouthwash for you or someone in your family, you’ll get the most benefit from the product if you use it correctly. POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND Keep these points in mind to […]

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Quick Tips For Busy Parent

Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpaste have polishing agents in addition to the mild abrasives that help remove surface stains from teeth. Teeth that have surface stains are cleaned and whitened by whitening toothpaste; however, deeper stains won’t be touched. If your teeth have deeper, darker stains due to injury or certain medications, a more thorough brightening […]

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Oral Bacteria And Strokes

In the single hospital study, researchers at the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan, observed stroke patients to gain a better understanding of the relationship between hemorrhagic stroke and oral bacteria. Among the patients who experienced intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), 26 percent were found to have a specific bacterium in their saliva, cnm-positive S. […]

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Brush Up At The Office

You brush in the morning and before bed, but what about after lunch? A study by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Oral-B Laboratories found that while more than three-fourths of Americans eat two or more times per day at work, only 14% brush during work hours. And, since most people spend a third […]

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When Your Baby Is Teething

Teething usually occurs between the ages of four months and 2½ years, causing sore and tender gums. Common signs of teething include irritability, loss of appetite, restlessness, or waking up during the night. Chewing on fingers and toys is also associated with teething, along with excessive drooling. Parents should be sure to give children plenty […]

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Dealing With Dental Anxiety

Do you ever get nervous just thinking about going to the dentist? With dentistry’s many advances, diagnosis and treatment is more sophisticated and comfortable than ever. During the dental visit you might try visualizing yourself relaxing on a warm beach. HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN CUT DOWN YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY: Share your […]

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Heart Disease And Oral Health

TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUMS…HELP YOUR HEART? The American Heart Association published a Statement in April 2012 supporting an association between gum disease and heart disease. The article noted that current scientific data do not indicate if regular brushing and flossing or treatment of gum disease will decrease the incidence, rate or severity of the […]

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