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Elderly Caregiver

Dental Tips for Caregivers

If you’re one of the millions of caregivers of an elderly patient who perhaps suffers from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, then you probably maintain a checklist of the many daily tasks necessary to care for them. When making your list, don’t forget to include dental health as part of your routine. How Caregivers Can Help […]

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Mother Holding Son Brushing Teeth

Are First Teeth Just Born to Lose?

Kids’ teeth—paying special attention to them lay a firm foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth. They’re milestones in your child’s development, those first teeth. You mark the date in the baby book when the first baby tooth works its way through the gum. You record the day when that first loose tooth lets go, […]

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Sets of Dentures

Making Sure Dentures Will Look Natural

Have you ever looked at swatches of wallpaper or carpeting and tried to imagine how it might look in your living room? Not easy to do. Choosing a denture that fits your face—and looks and feels natural—poses a similar problem. You never really know how they’re going to look and feel until you get to […]

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Woman Using Vending Machine

Vending Machines: Cavity Dispensers

Vending machines put out all kinds of stuff. But vending machines at work or school can dispense cavities right along with the candy and soda pop that we love so much in afternoon pick-me-ups. So-called soft drinks don’t do teeth any favors. Not even diet soda. That’s because sugar isn’t the real culprit. It’s carbonic […]

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Dry Mouth Xerostomia

Help for Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth Treatment in Fort Bragg, California Reduced saliva (Xerostomia) increases cavities and tooth decay Does your mouth seem uncomfortably dry? Or, have you been diagnosed with dry mouth as a side effect of medication or cancer therapy? Either way, here’s what you need to know about your condition: A dry mouth is not only […]

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Oral Cancer

What You and Your Mouth Need to Know About Cancer

Early Detection Remains Key Just as in any good crime show, the sooner the heroes discover the problem and get to work solving it, the better the outcome. Looking inside your mouth provides us a unique opportunity to detect other potential health problems, particularly the signs of oral cancer. Did you know that you get […]

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Dental Consultation

Dental Choices Are Up to You!

Dental care has progressed to where we can now offer you a veritable smorgasbord of choices, a buffet of beautiful smiles. New materials and techniques allow us to treat your teeth more conservatively than ever, and decades of research have gone into developing materials—ceramics, polymer compounds, resin compounds, and more—to repair worn, damaged, or missing […]

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Cracked and Decayed Teeth

Even Tiny Tooth Cracks Need Attention

Every Tooth Fracture Needs Prompt Treatment No chip or crack is insignificant. Repair damaged teeth in Fort Bragg, California Unfortunately, some cracks are too small to be seen, even by a trained eye. Sometimes the culprit is a hairline crack in what looks like a healthy tooth. Often, patients aren’t aware of the damage until […]

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Woman with Dental Phobia

Dental Phobia

Not in my mouth you don’t! The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth. Over six million people experience some degree […]

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Woman Biting Her Nails

Bad Oral Habits Explained

Tooth-related habits, too, can be conscious (brushing and flossing) or unconscious—chewing on pencils, for example. Dental habits become bad when teeth are expected to do things they’re not cut out for—opening bottles, chewing off the little plastic tags on new clothing, trimming nails, and so on. And bad dental habits can be downright dangerous. To […]

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