Avoid Periodontal Disease by Taking Care of Erupted Teeth

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If you have yet to have your wisdom teeth removed, you are putting yourself at an increased risk for developing periodontal disease, especially if these teeth have erupted. The main reason behind this is that wisdom teeth can be very difficult to keep clean due to their position in the mouth. Considering that we naturally tend to use our back teeth for chewing, … [Read more...]

Chew Healthily to Keep Cavities Away From Your Teeth

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We often talk about brushing and flossing techniques to help prevent cavities, but did you know that there are certain foods that you can eat that contribute towards good oral hygiene as well? Cavities develop when decay penetrates the enamel (the outer layer of your tooth) and the dentin (the layer just below your enamel). When food particles remain on … [Read more...]

Are You More at Risk for Dry Socket?

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One of the most common fears associated with wisdom teeth removal is dealing with a dry socket. When you have a tooth pulled, it's only natural to expect that you will experience some pain and discomfort afterwards; however, when the pain intensifies and does not go away after a few days, you may be dealing with a condition known as dry socket. First of all, … [Read more...]

What’s Causing Your Gums to Hurt?

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Experiencing gum pain can be alarming because it's often an indication that you're dealing with a more serious oral health issue. Since you eat, drink, and talk everyday, it's very difficult to give your irritated and painful gums a break. Understanding the causes of gum pain is one of the best ways to determine what the underlying issue is and find a … [Read more...]

Remember to Keep Your Childrens’ Mouths Healthy – Especially During the Busy Summer

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Summer is officially here, which likely means that your calendar is quickly filling up with vacations, summer camps, and more. However, even though your life may be hectic at the moment, it's important to keep your child's oral health in mind too. Being dentists for children in Rancho Cordova, we recommend that you contact us to schedule your child's next cleaning … [Read more...]