5 Ways to Deal With Dental Anxiety

March 29, 2021 By Downey Dental Center

5 Ways to Deal With Dental Anxiety

We know that a trip to the dentist isn’t on anyone’s list of favorite things, but if you find yourself avoiding regular dental visits or putting off needed dental work, you might be one of the estimated 50-80% of adults with dental anxiety. Our team understands that while a procedure might be “routine” for us, it likely is not for our patients. That’s why we work hard to make sure patients are ...

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Ouch! Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

February 28, 2021 By Downey Dental Center

Ouch! Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Have you ever winced with sudden pain after gulping an icy beverage or slurping a spoonful of hot soup? If so, you're likely one of the 40 million Americans the Academy of General Dentistry estimates experience tooth sensitivity each year. What causes tooth sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity (i.e., dentin hypersensitivity) occurs when tooth enamel wears away, leaving the dentin exposed. This soft, inner part of your tooth houses thousands of microscopic channels that, when ...

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How Often Should I Brush My Teeth

January 29, 2021 By Downey Dental Center

How Often Should I Brush My Teeth

In an ideal world, we would all have a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss ready for use after every meal, snack, and coffee break. Realistically, however, this level of oral hygiene adherence rarely (if ever) occurs. So, what does that mean for those of us who generally go all day without so much as a swish of mouthwash? Are we really doing more harm than we know? And, what about those people who forget to ...

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5 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

December 31, 2020 By Downey Dental Center

5 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

The holidays are here and with them come all the joys of the season – lights and decorations, time with friends and family, and those special treats we only get this time of year. Unfortunately, the special treats we love so much can lead to damaged teeth and an unwanted trip to the dentist, which will definitely not have you feeling holly and jolly.  We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun ...

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

August 25, 2020 By Downey Dental Center

Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

For those individuals that have lost their teeth or have been suffering from missing teeth, it is important to understand how critical it is to address the issue. The reality is that nobody would like to live their life with missing teeth.  In addition to it looking very awkward, it also affects your self-confidence because it hinders you from being able to smile openly. Other than aesthetics, there are several other reasons why you should ...

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5 Dental Myths

May 20, 2020 By Downey Dental Center

5 Dental Myths

Even though our dental team enjoys working with teeth on a daily basis and looks forward to taking care of our patient's oral health, most people don’t rank going to the dentist at the top of the fun list. However, sometimes the reasons people don't come in for check-ups are due to preconceived dental myths. Let's examine five of the most common myths. Myth 1: My Teeth Feel Fine, So Why ...

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What are Dental Sealants and How Do They Protect Teeth from Cavities?

January 21, 2020 By Downey Dental Center

What are Dental Sealants and How Do They Protect Teeth from Cavities?

While you and your child anxiously wait for the dentist to review your child’s x-rays, you are probably doing everything in your power to not get up and start pacing the halls. Will the dentist say those five dreaded words… “Your child has a cavity” or will they receive a clean bill of health? You start to make a check-list in your head… Did we brush our teeth twice a day…yes, check Did ...

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What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated?

August 25, 2019 By Downey Dental Center

What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated?

What is Tooth Enamel Erosion and Can It Be Treated? Did you know that 250 tooth enamel is the strongest and most durable tissue within our body? It is stronger than our bones, and harder than steel!  Tooth enamel is the substance on the outside layer of your teeth. Enamel is responsible for protecting your teeth from damage. However, don't let the strength of enamel fool you. Tooth enamel can be broken down and ...

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5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments

April 21, 2019 By Downey Dental Center

5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments

5 Top Benefits of Using Fluoride Treatments We all know how important fluoride treatments are for children. However, did you know that fluoride usage for adults is just as important? It’s never too late to start practicing a healthy oral hygiene routine for your teeth. Even adults should use fluoride to experience the amazing positive effects it has on our teeth.   There are 5 clear benefits of fluoride treatments that all ages can appreciate ...

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How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

March 25, 2019 By Downey Dental Center

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush Most people are surprised to learn that the average toothbrush contains over 700 kinds of bacteria. Fungi, viruses, and tiny microorganisms sit on the bristles of toothbrushes around the world, establishing a foundation for diseases to form. If the thought of bacteria dwelling on the toothbrush you routinely place in your mouth doesn’t peak your curiosity about changing your oral hygiene habits, think about the poor physical ...

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