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You Want to See My 1 Year Old? Are You Kidding?

The statistics are quite clear.  When we see one year olds they have 70% fewer cavities at age 6.

A child’s primary teeth, sometimes called “baby teeth,” are as important as the permanent adult teeth. Primary teeth, which often begin to appear when children are about 6 months old, help them chew and speak. They also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing under the gums.

This article was published by the Journal of the American Dental Association Journal.

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Latte Decay: Slow Sipping May Boost Cavities in Adults

Nursing a latte for hours could culminate in tooth decay, at least according to a Seattle dentist who says she’s seen an uptick in cavtities among coffee drinkers.

If your last trip to the dentist revealed a crop of new cavities, look no farther than your coffee cup.

The culprit may be lurking in your latte, according to Seattle dentist Heidi Hackett, who says her conversations with patients have led her to believe that the popular coffee drinks are causing an uptick in adult tooth decay. Continue reading

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Bleaching Your Teeth at Home or the Dentist?

Custom tray dentist supervised home bleaching is an easy, safe, and cost effective technique to whiten and brighten most teeth. It has been used since the late 1980’s and has few side effects. Home bleaching is more effective and has significantly fewer side effects than the heavily advertised light/laser in-office bleaching systems. Continue reading

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What Pregnant Women Should Know About Dental Care

It’s important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase your risk of developing gum disease, which in turn, can affect the health of your developing baby. Continue reading

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How to Treat Cracked Teeth

Do I have a cracked tooth or incomplete tooth crown fracture? Cracked teeth (Incomplete Coronal Fracture) are teeth that have structural cracks in the body of the teeth and are susceptible to fracture that may require extraction and/or cause intense sharp pain. Cracked teeth are usually diagnosed in one of 3 ways: Continue reading

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