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Pediatric Dentistry – San Jose, Saratoga & Cupertino

Five Ways You Can Avoid A Dental Infection

Dental Infection

Dental Infection A dental infection is an infection of the mouth, teeth, gums, or jawbone. Several things can cause it decay trauma surgery poor oral hygiene The most common symptom of dental infection is pain. Other symptoms include: swelling redness tenderness pus discharge A dental infection can spread to other […]

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Mouthrinse (Mouthwash)

Mouthrinse

Mouthrinse may be a helpful addition to the daily oral hygiene routine for some people. Like interdental cleaners, mouthrinse offers the benefit of reaching areas not easily accessed by a toothbrush. The question of whether to rinse before or after brushing may depend on personal preference; however, to maximize benefit […]

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Genetics and Oral Health

Genetics

Many common diseases are not inherited as a single genetics defect but instead result from gene-environment interactions. No gene to date has been identified that has as large an impact on periodontal disease as do environmental influences, such as smoking or diabetes. Genetic Control of Periodontal Disease Periodontal disease, like […]

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Floss/Interdental Cleaners

Interdental Cleaners

Dental floss (or dental tape) and other interdental cleaners (e.g., small brushes, special wooden or plastic picks, sticks or water flossers) removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it has a chance to harden into plaque. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean […]

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Do I Really Need That Expensive Deep Cleaning at the Dentist?

Deep Cleaning

Do I really need that deep cleaning? After years of going to the same dentist, where I was told that I was practicing good dental care, I met with a new dental care worker for a cleaning. I was shown X-rays that he said showed multiple examples of bone loss […]

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Your Hygienist Wants You To Use A Water Flosser

Water Flosser

  A water flosser is an especially practical investment for anyone “Dental floss, picks and tape are all designed to scrape between the teeth, removing any debris. However, they can be hard to use – particularly if you have had crowns or braces fitted, or if you have sensitive gums […]

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Five Tips to Support Healthy Teeth & Gums

Teeth & Gums

With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your teeth & gums happy and healthy for a lifetime 1. Use Fluoride Toothpaste: While there are plenty of different toothpastes out there that can help to keep your teeth clean, not all toothpastes are created equal. When looking for the right […]

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The Best and Worst Foods For Teeth

Teeth

Here’s what you need to know about the best and worst foods for teeth If you want a healthy smile, you’ll already know about the importance of brushing, but have you considered your diet? Sugar-laden products are among the worst foods for teeth as they create the conditions for tooth […]

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Analyzing Dental X-rays With Artificial Intelligence

X-rays

When you picture a hospital radiologist, you might think of a specialist who sits in a dark room and spends hours poring over X-rays to make diagnoses. Contrast that with your dentist, who in addition to interpreting X-rays must also perform surgery, manage staff, communicate with patients, and run their […]

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How To Combat Anxiety At The Dentist

Anxiety at the Dentist

Many people experience some levels of anxiety at the dentist If you start to feel nervous in the waiting room of your dentist, you’re not alone.  While dental exams and procedures may not be the most pleasant experience, keeping your smile healthy is worth the increased heart rate or sweaty […]

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