All You Need To Know About Deep Teeth Cleaning

August 9, 2022 By Downey Dental Center

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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What is the Best Way to Treat Receding Gums?

July 29, 2021 By Downey Dental Center

It’s easy to get complacent with our oral hygiene - especially if we’ve never experienced issues. When our days are scheduled down to the minute, sticking to a dental care routine can feel like trying to fit in one more thing. And does it really matter if we skip flossing every now and then? In recent years, we’ve gotten used to most dental issues being correctable. From fluoride treatments to implants, it seems ...

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Why Do My Gums Hurt When I Brush My Teeth?

September 29, 2020 By Downey Dental Center

From lifestyle to bristle type, there are a number of reasons why your gums might feel sore or swollen while brushing your teeth. Common causes include: Brushing Incorrectly As dental professionals, we encourage brushing twice a day, but to reap the benefits of good oral hygiene it needs to be done correctly. This means using a toothbrush with soft, nylon bristles and brushing gently with circular motions, instead of back-and-forth. Gum Disease Swollen, red, or ...

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The Importance of Gum Disease

October 21, 2019 By Downey Dental Center

Let’s see those pearly whites! You hear it all the time, but when was the last time someone wanted to see your healthy pink gums? Though they may be destined to play second fiddle to their white, show-stealing counterparts, gums are really the unsung hero of your mouth. Gingiva (i.e., gums) is the tissue that surrounds and protects teeth, along with the underlying bone. Gums attach to the teeth, forming a seal that ...

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Gum LIne Contouring for a Shapelier Smile

August 28, 2018 By Downey Dental Center

Gum Line Contouring for a Shapelier Smile A beautiful smile can be very distracting if your gums are too prominent. Our gums serve an important purpose, but certainly should not be the focal point of your smile. Large, thick gums tend to make teeth look short and stubby, which is not nearly as attractive as longer, more visible teeth. We all know someone, that one friend, who always covers their mouth when they smile.  Laughing ...

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