Celebrate A Dental-Friendly Thanksgiving

November 11, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

Celebrate A Dental-Friendly Thanksgiving

It’s officially that time of year when we all eat, drink, and be merry. But, with all the eating, drinking, and merriment going on, it can be hard to prioritize our oral health. Luckily, simple changes in our Thanksgiving Day celebrations can add up to huge improvements in our smiles. In this post, we discuss ways to have a dental-friendly Thanksgiving in 2022. From smile-enhancing foods to dental aftercare tips, we give you and ...

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8 Products That Could Destroy Your Teeth

October 9, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

8 Products That Could Destroy Your Teeth

Enamel is an incredible part of our body. In fact, tooth enamel is one of the hardest substances in the human body! How is that fun fact? Despite the powerhouse strength of this mineral, teeth are highly susceptible to damage and decay. We all know that eating healthy is important to our bodies, but it is also vital to our teeth. These eight, innocent products are items we consume every day. Clinical studies show the ...

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National Gum Care Month: What You Should Know About Gums, Gum Disease, and Prevention

September 11, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

National Gum Care Month: What You Should Know About Gums, Gum Disease, and Prevention

The goal of dentistry is to help patients achieve a healthy mouth, not just healthy teeth. This includes your gums (aka gingiva). Your gums seal and protect your teeth, teeth roots, and jaw bones, against disease-causing bacteria. Additionally, the gingiva hold your teeth in place. Without gum tissue, your teeth would fall out and bacteria along with food debris would cause serious destruction to your sensitive teeth roots. To recognize National Gum Care Month, we ...

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All You Need To Know About Deep Teeth Cleaning

August 9, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

All You Need To Know About Deep Teeth Cleaning

If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning, a standard cleaning may not be enough. In these cases, dentists often recommend a deep dental cleaning, or deep teeth cleaning to gently and skillfully remove plaque and tartar from all parts of the teeth, preventing decay and disease. Learn more about the deep cleaning process, benefits, cost, and more in this blog. The Deep Teeth Cleaning Process The deep dental cleaning process involves ...

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Learn to Spot Signs of Gum Disease

July 8, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

Learn to Spot Signs of Gum Disease

You would know if you had gum disease, right? Like many other diseases, gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) can be difficult to detect if you aren’t paying attention. And even if you are paying attention, the symptoms may be undetectable by an untrained eye– that’s why visiting a dentist every six months is so important. Dentists use these cleaning and exam appointments to spot signs of periodontal disease in the earliest ...

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It’s Oral Health Month! Here are 5 Oral Health Tips for the Whole Family

June 17, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

It’s Oral Health Month!  Here are 5 Oral Health Tips for the Whole Family

The American Dental Association recognizes June as Oral Health Month. This is an opportunity for families to evaluate their oral health habits, get back on track, and create oral health goals. That may sound like a strange thing to do, but if you suffer from chronic gum disease, cavities, or bad breath, your oral health may be affecting your overall health. Additionally, if you don’t love the way your smile looks, it may be ...

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8 Good Toothbrushing Habits

May 9, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

8 Good Toothbrushing Habits

Did you know that your smile is one of the first things other people notice about you? Healthy, beautiful teeth are essential to making a good first impression. And while there are many ways to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, it’s important to start with the basics of oral health care–brushing your teeth. Your toothbrushing habits can make or break your smile. We all know we are supposed to brush our teeth every ...

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April 8, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Spring is the season of renewal! Trees are blooming, birds are singing, and…we’re reminding you about the dangers of oral cancer. We know it doesn’t really fit with spring’s eternal feeling of hope and optimism, but April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month and early detection is a beautiful thing. The Prevalence of Oral Cancer The American Cancer Society estimates approximately 54,000 new cases of oral cancer (oral cavity and oropharyngeal ...

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Dental Assistant Recognition Week

March 8, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

Dental Assistant Recognition Week

Dental Assistants Recognition Week™ (also known as DARW) is held the first full week in March (this year, it's March 6-12), and we want to take this opportunity to give our hard-working dental assistants the recognition they deserve! Our dental assistants are crucial to the success of our practice. They perform multiple functions, and we couldn't provide the level of patient care we do without them. One of the dental assistant's most ...

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Benefits of Digital Impressions for Orthodontics & Braces

February 11, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

Benefits of Digital Impressions for Orthodontics & Braces

For some patients, the most uncomfortable part of dental work happens before the actual procedure. The process of taking traditional dental impressions is never pleasant and can be particularly traumatic for those who experience dental anxiety or have a gag reflex. Though dental impressions aren’t necessary for all procedures, they are needed for those that entail tooth structures or appliances to be fitted in your mouth. Common procedures that require dental impressions include: Dental ...

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