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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How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

February 25, 2019 By Downey Dental Center

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction

How to Prepare for a Tooth Extraction Do you remember when losing a tooth was so exciting as a child? It was essentially a right of passage into first grade.  In addition, you'd often receive a financial reward from the tooth fairy! Losing a tooth as an adult is not so glamorous.  Instead of receiving high-fives and money, you encounter gloved hands in your mouth and discomfort.   A tooth extraction can be stressful, but ...

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5 Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

December 28, 2018 By Downey Dental Center

5 Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

5 Holiday Dental Tips to Keep Your Teeth Healthy In the United States, we indulge in eating over 3,000 calories on Christmas day (the daily recommended number is 2,500 for men and 2,000 for women).  As our waistlines expand over the Christmas period, why should our teeth be negatively affected as well?  It's great to enjoy treats during the Holiday season, but you need to maintain good oral health too! Check ...

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Surprising Foods that are Actually Good for Your Teeth

July 24, 2018 By Downey Dental Center

Surprising Foods that are Actually Good for Your Teeth

Surprising Foods that are Actually Good for Your Teeth We've all been there--it's late, you're exhausted, and the last thing you want to do is spend ten minutes taking care of your teeth before collapsing into bed. Here's the important thing to remember – the health of our mouth is closely linked to the health of your overall body.  In fact, some physicians who suspect heart disease will often refer patients to ...

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