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The Importance of Brushing and Flossing Before Bed

March 16, 2020

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We all know that we brush and floss our teeth to remove plaque, keep our gums healthy and prevent cavities, but do we really know what plaque is? 

What is Dental Plaque? 

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Tips to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

January 20, 2020

Reduce/Eliminate a Soother and Thumb Sucking Habit 

Both a soother and finger or thumb sucking both cause suction and put pressure on the jaw, which is fragile while still growing. These habits can both cause the palate to rise and the upper jaw to become narrow, causing issues with the bite and the way the teeth close together. Often these habits at an early age can lead to the need for braces later on. Try to remove the soother around two years old and stop the finger/thumb sucking habit as soon as you notice it. 

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Tips To Keep Your Mouth Healthy Between Dental Visits

September 3, 2018

smiling woman with nice teethEven though many people do not look forward to going to the dentist, having a dental cleaning is something that most patients want. We all love that fresh, clean mouth feeling right after a dental cleaning. Wouldn’t it be great to keep that feeling between dental visits? Follow these tips to keep your smile healthy until your next dental appointment.

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Gum Recession. What Can I Do About It?

August 3, 2018

Filed under: Dentistry — Tags: , , , — salvaggiodentistry @ 9:00 am

Gum recession is when the edge of the gum tissue that covers the teeth shrinks or recedes.  When the gum recedes, it exposes more of the tooth. In severe cases, it exposes the tooth’s root as well. Once enough gum recession occurs, gaps form between the teeth and gum line that covers the tooth. These gaps or pockets provide an easy way for bacteria to build up.

While it is not a normal part of the aging process, gum recession is a common dental issue. Some are not aware they have receding gums because it usually occurs gradually.

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