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28 01, 2020

Night Guards for Teeth Grinding

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Protective Dental Night Guards in Fort Bragg, CA
Custom-fitted night guards to protect teeth from nighttime grinding (bruxism).
Bruxism is the clenching or grinding of teeth. It’s a fairly common habit with about 1 in 3 exhibiting the behavior, yet most don’t even realize they’re affected. Many times it occurs while sleeping at night, usually due

21 01, 2020

Adult Fluoride Treatments

By |January 21st, 2020|Categories: Patient Education|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Adult Fluoride Treatments

Topical Fluoride Treatments in Fort Bragg, CA
No matter your age, fluoride helps prevent cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease.
Fluoride helps create healthy teeth, and it’s not just for kids—adults need fluoride too! Every day, acidic foods and drinks threaten to erode tooth enamel. Bacteria as well, can produce acid and dissolve the enamel on

14 01, 2020

Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Restorative Dentistry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Chronic Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

Dry Mouth Can Be Harmful
Oral health includes a healthy flow of saliva.
Dry mouth (also called xerostomia) is usually just a short term symptom of dehydration. However, if reduced saliva flow becomes a chronic issue, it can lead to more serious dental problems. That’s because saliva coats teeth to provide a protective layer against bacteria,

7 01, 2020

The Good News About a Root Canal

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Preventative Dentistry|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain
Many patients associate “root canal” with pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief.
Toothache/tooth pain is commonly due to the buildup of pressure inside an infected tooth. When the nerve is damaged, conventional fillings won’t stop the pain. The answer is to remove the nerve within the tooth without

23 12, 2019

Coping With Dental Fear

By |December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Fear & Anxiety|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Coping With Dental Fear

We Have Suggestions
It’s normal to have some level of anxiety about going to the dentist, especially if you’re expecting bad news. For many others, however, this anxiety rises to the level of fear/phobia. These patients may experience advanced signs of stress such as shaking, confusion, heart palpitations, or changes in blood pressure. Unfortunately, this

17 12, 2019

Tooth Tips For Babysitters

By |December 17th, 2019|Categories: Children's Dentistry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Tooth Tips For Babysitters

Helpful Tips For Babysitters (And Parents!)
A sleepless child is a babysitter’s nightmare. To keep babies or young children sleeping soundly (and safely) keep these tips in mind:
Bedtime Fussing? Could Be Teething.
If the baby is under three and fussing, it could be teething pains. You can ease some of the discomfort by rubbing the baby’s

10 12, 2019

Nutritious Food Groups

By |December 10th, 2019|Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nutritious Food Groups

For a Healthy Diet
These nutritious foods can build health, ward off disease, and taste wonderful!

Fatty fish—broiled, baked or grilled—may lower triglycerides and blood pressure, increase good cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of clotting.
Whole grains are full of fiber, flavor, and texture. They may lower your risk of heart disease, Type II

3 12, 2019

Grow Older with Your Teeth

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Preventative Dentistry|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Grow Older with Your Teeth

As we grow older, it’s natural for changes in our mouths, gums, and jawbone to occur. However (thanks to preventive dentistry) people nowadays are keeping their natural teeth longer and longer.
Prevent Tooth Loss as you Grow Older
Neglect is the main cause of tooth loss, and most problems can be prevented with a simple regimen

26 11, 2019

Do You Have TMJ Pain?

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Restorative Dentistry|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Do You Have TMJ Pain?

Helping You Solve TMJ Pain
Some 10 million people suffer from some form of TMJ Disorder: from clicking or popping whenever they yawn, to intense migraine-like pain in the area around their ears. The temporomandibular joint is the hinge between your jaw and skull. The bone and muscles permit your jaw to move—not just up

19 11, 2019

Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Periodontal Dentistry|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Chronic Inflammation & Gum Disease

Gum Disease may be a sign of systemic inflammation
Unlike acute inflammation (your body’s defense against illness or injury) chronic inflammation simultaneously heals and destroys tissue. It’s what happens when the immune system doesn’t know when to stop and often leads to such diseases as heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and gum disease.

Dentally speaking,