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Woman Getting a Cavity Filled

Every Mouth is Different

Custom Dental Care for Your Needs No two of us are alike. We all have our own smiles, speech patterns, eye, and hair colorings. But we’re just now beginning to learn how unique our mouth environments really are. Turns out, they’re as distinctively different as fingerprints. One patient can go a year between checkups, while […]

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Man Brushing His Teeth

An Ounce of Prevention…

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You’ve heard that a million times—because it’s so true! Our office really wants you to avoid painful, costly dental procedures. The way you can do this is through regularly scheduled dental exams. The idea is to discover a problem when it’s large enough to be […]

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Tooth Questions

Dental Myths, Fabrications, and Falsehoods

Originally, these ideas held because no one really knew how to maintain a great smile over a lifetime. Unfortunately, “popular wisdom” still prevents some people from recognizing how modern dentistry can keep teeth natural, attractive, and pain-free. Do any of the following notions sound familiar? If so, get ready for a little relief! A woman […]

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Teething Baby

Preventing Cavities in Your Baby’s Teeth

Eating & Drinking Don’t let it continue throughout the day. Limit to 4 or 5 periods. This especially includes apple juice, raisins. Residual fruit sugars easily damage baby teeth. Restricting unlimited contact between food and teeth is the most important factor in preventing cavities! Brushing Remember: thorough brushing is more important than frequent brushing. Thorough […]

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Happy Senior Woman

Older and Healthy…a Natural Match

The words “aging” and “healthy” don’t have to be either/or propositions. Fact is, in some ways, we grow healthier as we age. We’ve built up so many antibodies that our resistance to viruses increases. Years of brushing with fluoride toothpaste actually strengthen tooth enamel. A little effort on your part now can help ensure you’ll […]

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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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Water Filter

To Prevent Cavities…

Don’t filter out fluoride! In the years since fluoride first was added to city water supplies, dentists have seen tooth decay in kids cut in half. Fluoride really works! If you’ve got youngsters at home, make sure they get all the decay-fighting fluoride they need. There’s nothing wrong with home water filtration systems or bottled […]

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MI Paste on Toothbrush

Ask About MI Paste

MI Paste, a calcium-phosphate remineralizing paste, is a safe and effective way to treat a variety of oral health conditions. It may also be the most effective way to reduce cavities in mature adults, especially when combined with the use of high-fluoride toothpastes. MI Paste can be used to: Reduce high oral acid levels, either […]

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Root Caries

Root Surface Caries

We are Growing Older… As the population ages—more gracefully than ever, of course—we’re keeping more teeth. Along with wisdom and experience, however, come different health problems. Among them, cavities on the surface of the tooth root, what we call root caries. Growing up, most decay is found on the surface of teeth, usually the crown. […]

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