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In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

During any emergency it's important to remain calm as you arrange for treatment, and be sure to follow these instructions in the the meantime. Toothache Rinse mouth vigorously with cool water. Floss to remove food that might be trapped between teeth. DON'T use heat or place aspirin ON the aching tooth or gum. Call us as soon as possible. Broken Fillings Gently rinse your mouth with lukewarm water to remove debris. If tooth is sensitive, protect it with orthodontic wax or a wad of sugarless gum (be careful while chewing). Call us as soon as possible. Broken Denture/Partial Save all the pieces. Don't try to repair it yourself with "fix-it-kits" or glue. Amateur repairs can ruin your dentures. Lost Crown [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:21:53+00:00May 7th, 2019|Emergencies|Comments Off on In Case Of A Dental Emergency!

Lend Baby Teeth a Hand

Here today...gone too soon. Don't neglect baby teeth because the health of their replacements is right beneath the surface. Caring for your child's baby teeth lays a foundation for a lifetime of oral health, so teach good dental hygiene habits while the child is very young. Before the first teeth begin to surface, rub baby's gums with a clean, damp wash cloth after every feeding. Continue as the teeth emerge until baby is old enough to hold a toothbrush. Teach your children how to brush, and encourage them as they do. Teach them when to brush, after every meal and snack. Break the thumb-sucking habit before the child's fifth birthday, if possible. Encourage a taste for healthful snacks and meals. [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:31:57+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Children's Dentistry|Comments Off on Lend Baby Teeth a Hand

Your Mouth and Gum Disease

"A Family Affair" Think of the great things you've passed along to your kids: sense of humor, charm, style, wit—why, the list could go on and on of course! Unfortunately, some of the things that get passed from parent to child aren't that great. One is a predisposition towards periodontitis, or gum disease. Of the hundreds of strains of bacteria that inhabit your mouth we've turned up 5 or 6 particularly aggressive ones and labeled them "probable periodontal pathogens." These bacteria appear to be responsible for gum disease and also appear to be contagious—that is, they're spread by long-term intimate contact. The more we know about periodontitis, the more serious we're discovering it to be. It's not just a gum [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:31:57+00:00April 16th, 2019|Periodontics|Comments Off on Your Mouth and Gum Disease

A Brighter Smile With Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening in Sacramento You've lived this long, you've earned it... No doubt about it. We're living longer, we're living better. All that effort put into diet and exercise is paying off. And while you're going through your paces on the treadmill, consider another part of you that might need a bit of improvement: your smile. With age, one of the first things to go is the freshness of your smile. At about thirty, tooth color begins to dim. There is a natural tendency for dentin—just beneath the enamel—to yellow. And if you smoke or overindulge in coffee or cola, darkening can be dramatic. Exercise and low-fat foods count for less if your smile gives you away. But just as [...]

By |2019-04-24T13:31:58+00:00April 9th, 2019|Cosmetic Dentistry|Comments Off on A Brighter Smile With Teeth Whitening