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How to Care For Your Mouth When You Lose a Filling or a Crown
Posted on 11/15/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
The sudden loss of a filling or crown can be a startling experience, especially if it is the result of trauma or an accident. However, most cases aren't necessarily a dental emergency, and the problem is simple to fix. Simply give our office a call to set up an appointment, and in the meantime, follow some helpful pointers. Avoid Chewing on the Affected SideIf your crown or filling has fallen off, try your best to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. Excess pressure can further exacerbate the problem and may damage the tooth. Chewing on the alternate side will be more comfortable, and it can also prevent food debris and bacteria from entering into the hole. Rinse Out Your MouthIf you can't get into our office right away, you may eat a few meals before your appointment. That's okay, as long as you are caring for your mouth after eating. The best way to do this is to gently gargle with warm salt water after you eat. This will help to keep the area clean and bacteria levels under control. Brush Your TeethIt is easy to see why you might be afraid to brush your teeth after a crown or filling falls out. However, good dental hygiene is important while your tooth is in this vulnerable state. The hole that was once occupied by a filling or crown is a great place for bacteria and food to build up, which could lead to a lot more damage. So, brush your teeth gently to keep them clean until you are able to get into your dental appointment. If you lose a filling or a crown, don't panic! Give our office a call. We are standing by and ready to help with any of your emergency dental needs....

As a General Dentist, We Can Help with a Wide Array of Dental Problems
Posted on 10/25/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
As a general dentist, there are many different dental issues we can assist you with. We're here to provide your first line of oral health, doing everything from cleanings to preparing you for more advanced oral surgeries and other procedures. We can also diagnose a number of different problems, not all of which begin in the mouth. Here are a few of the many different things we can do for you. We Do Thorough ExamsEach time you come in to see us, we will do a thorough exam of your mouth. We look for cavities and signs of gingivitis or gum disease, of course, but we also look for other issues such as injuries, damage to your tongue and cheeks, and the condition of any pre-existing dental work such as fillings. If something looks odd, we can do further tests or even x-rays in order to understand what's going on with your teeth and gums. Handling Routine Dental Work and CleaningsWe also take are of any routine dental work you may need. That includes fillings, extractions, root canals, putting in crowns, putting on braces, and more. Many of these routine procedures can be done the same day you're in, while others may require a return visit. Of course, we also take care of your regular six-month cleaning. Provide ReferralsIf we discover an issue that we're not able to do, we will sit down with you and discuss what's going on. We will talk to you about the condition, the symptoms you'll be facing, and what options you have. We can make referrals to dental surgeons and other experts if needed. If you're in need of a general dentist, we're here for you! Contact us today to set up your first appointment or, if you've seen us before, to schedule your next regular cleaning....

Are Your Teeth Bones?
Posted on 10/15/2018 by Downtown Dental Care Office
While teeth are white, hard surfaces they are not considered bones in the strictest form of the word. Natural teeth are one of the strongest parts of our bodies and can tolerate enormous pressure when chewing on hard objects. Anatomy of a ToothDespite what many people may think, the tooth is made of several layers, but only the crown is visible. This is the top of the tooth that is exposed above the gum line and allows a person to eat and speak properly. Your teeth are made of two main parts, the crown and the root. Each one of these is also made of other layers that make up the entire tooth. The root of the tooth is made up of several layers. Teeth and bones are not equal and even though many people think they are because teeth are so strong and hard. However, the anatomy is completely different....

All Posts:

How to Care For Your Mouth When You Lose a Filling or a Crown
As a General Dentist, We Can Help with a Wide Array of Dental Problems
Are Your Teeth Bones?
Oral Health Can Improve If You Learn to Meditate
How Sedation Can Help You Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Reducing Stress to Reduce Bruxism
Ways of Protecting Your Teeth When You Drink Tea and Coffee
Is Enamel Shaping a Good Way to Help Your Teeth?
Do Your Tonsils Cause Your Halitosis?
Most Common Reasons Your Fillings May Hurt
Dangers of Leaving Dental Cracks Alone
Do You Have a Loose Tooth as an Adult? If So, You Need to Come See Us
Do You Grind Your Teeth in Your Sleep?
Sometimes Educating Yourself is the Best Way to Overcome Dental Fears
Ways of Cutting Down Acid in Your Diet
Foods to Eat to Reduce Your Stress
Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard Will Not Polish Your Teeth
Resolutions You Can Make Any Time of Year to Protect Your Teeth
Relieving Toothaches Until You Can Get Seen
Easing Pain When You Have an Oral Infection
Do Not Consume These Products Following Oral Surgery
Is Stress Causing You to Crack Your Teeth?
Is Sleep Apnea a Big Enough Deal to Require Treatment?
Learning About the Dangers of Ice When Using It to Cool Off
Can Teeth Feel the Effects of Stress?
Why Your Health Depends on You Replacing Missing Teeth
Why Your Family Should Avoid Gummy Snacks
The Benefits of Glass Fillings
The Benefits of Eating Red Produce
Should You Floss Once or Twice Each Day?
Should You Brush Before or After Breakfast?
How Long Does it Take to See Results from Professional Whitening?
How a Straw Can Help You Bypass Stained Teeth
How to Best Keep Your Dental Bridge Clean
How Straight Teeth Improves Your Oral Health
Why You Need to Avoid Clear Sodas
Getting a Photogenic Smile
Is Sugar Your Tooth's Worst Enemy?
Having Nice Breath This Holiday Season

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