Author Archives: Julia Briscoe

How to Deal with Dental Anxiety

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Do you feel anxious when seeing a dentist? Does the thought of going to your dentist stress you out? You’re not alone! Many people have fear of seeing their dentist due to previous bad experiences. Anxiety is usually a fear about a future event. You’re worried about something that might happen.

There is no need to worry! Finding the right dentist can help soothe your mind and make you feel more comfortable. There are many ways that your dentist can help to make you feel comfortable and make your visits pain free!

Take a look at the article posted by Dr. Seven Lin on 7 Simple Tricks to Deal with Dental Anxiety

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Why are my teeth sensitive to hot or cold?

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Do you pass on having hot or cold drinks? Do your teeth feel sensitive when you breathe in or when you’re eating sweets? It may be time to speak with your Dentist about teeth sensitivity.

Teeth sensitivity can be caused by numerous thing such as: brushing too hard, eating acidic foods, drinking soda, or even bleaching.

Take a look at the article posted by WebMD explaining What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

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Why do your teeth shift?

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Considering that your teeth are securely anchored to your jawbone, they might seem immovable without orthodontia. But teeth shifting out of alignment can occur for several reasons other than when braces are first removed. Not only that, the shift can cause problems with your bite that may result in jaw, facial or neck pain if left untreated.

If you’ve noticed a shift in your smile, it’s helpful to know that some movement is common for everyone. But in some cases, you may need the guidance of a dental professional.

Take a look at the article posted by Colgate explaining Why Does Teeth Shifting Happen

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How to keep your teeth healthy longer with age

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Aging isn’t always pretty, and your mouth is no exception. A century ago the need for dentures in later life was almost a foregone conclusion. Today, three-quarters of people over 65 retain at least some of their natural teeth, but older people still suffer higher rates of gum disease, dental decay, oral cancer, mouth infections, and tooth loss. While these problems are nothing to smile about, you can still do a lot to keep your mouth looking and feeling younger than its years.

Take a look at the article posted by AARP on how to keep your teeth healthy longer with age:

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What creates a cavity?

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There are many factors that come into play when a cavity is created. First, for a tooth to be affected by decay, the bacteria must attach themselves to the tooth. They combine with proteins in your saliva and food remains, creating a layer which is also known as plaque. Plaque then acts as a glue that sticks to your teeth and coats them with these bacteria.

Now, in order for bacteria to thrive, they must eat. Their most favorite foods are salty foods and sugary foods. They love anything that is easy to digest and they often digest it is in as little as 15 minutes. With that being said, junk food is not only bad for your body and health, it is also just as bad for your teeth.

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What is a cavity?

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Did you know? Tooth decay is the second most common disease, secondary to the common cold.

In simplest terms, a cavity is a hole in your tooth. This hole is caused by the bacteria that is in your mouth that break down foods. This bacteria produces a tooth enamel destroying acid which then slowly eats away at your tooth.

As a result of this, the nerves in your teeth become exposed causing terrible tooth pain that no one likes to deal with.

If you have been experiencing tooth pain, do not hesitate to call! Waiting to treat tooth pain can not only hurt your over all health but also your wallet.

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