Family Dentistry Blog

Signed, Sealed, Delivered | How Sealants Can Help Prevent Cavities In Your Molars

The Molar Dilemma Molars contain more grooves and depressions than the rest of our teeth Our back teeth or molars endure a lot of wear and tear each and everyday. Unlike the rest of our teeth, molars contain more grooves and depressions that are great for collecting food particles. Try as we might, it is…

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Be Sweet to Your Sweet Tooth | Happy Halloween from Lake Cities Dental

Be Sweet to Your Sweet Tooth | Fall Is In the Air As the weather gets cooler and leaves begin to change, many of us find ourselves reveling in the romance, nostalgia and joy that fall brings. Sweaters and scarves grace department store racks, office parties are planned, Friday night football is in full swing…

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What’s in a Paste | Choosing the Best Toothpaste For Your Oral Health

Last year, we wrote about the ins and outs of toothpaste in the post,“Toothpaste as a Whole”  This week, we would like to again turn our thoughts towards toothpaste as we dig a little deeper into the stuff that coats our toothbrushes every day. Grocery stores and pharmacies are stocked with hundreds of options that can…

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Oral Cancer | A Candid Conversation | Part II

Last week we made oral cancer our focus in our post, Oral Cancer | A Candid Conversation | Part I“. This week we will continue our candid conversation about oral cancer while focusing on the why and how behind oral cancer screening. Though cancer can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation, we believe that knowledge enables us to…

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Oral Cancer | A Candid Conversation | Part I

Everyone has a Cancer Story The more we know, the better we become at taking healthy measures towards fighting and preventing disease Though cancer can be an uncomfortable topic of conversation, it is nevertheless a very real issue that should be addressed with your health and well being in mind. There is not one of us who has not been…

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The Daily Grind | A Bruxism Breakdown

Emergency dentistry

Have you ever woken to the sound of mysterious grinding in the night and looked over to see your partner lying next to you with tension in his or her jaw?  Do your children clench their teeth as they sleep?  Do you?  If so, your partner, your children and you could be suffering from a condition…

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Oral Hygiene | Choosing the Best Toothbrush For Your Oral Health

When we were young we were taught to brush our teeth to prevent cavities.  Routine dental checkups promised a thorough cleaning, and a how-well-we-are-brushing progress report that no amount of pre-appointment brushing seemed to remedy. Choosing the Right Toothbrush | Leads to Better Oral Health Choosing the best toothbrush for your teeth and gums is simple As we age,…

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Bad Breath | The Many Causes of Halitosis

There is nothing quite like the embarrassment and fear that stems from the knowledge that we have bad breath.  Because this epidemic is not going away any time soon, it is time once again to make bad breath the focus of our weekly blog. You can also read the previously written post about bad breath, “Bad…

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Nutrition | How Maintaining a Vitamin-Rich Diet Can Lead to Oral Health

  Our televisions, radios, magazines, bookstores, and even grocery stores are overflowing with words like “organic”, “paleo”, “vegan”, “low carb”, and “gluten-free”.  Today, many are searching for the diet or lifestyle that will help them feel better, look better, and perform better.  Yet as we work towards our weight, fitness, health, and life goals, it is important that…

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Orthodontics | What’s Available for Patients Seeking Adult Braces

In last week’s post, Orthodontics | Why More and More People Are Choosing Adult Braces, we discussed the growing numbers of adults who are seeking orthodontic correction as well as the “whys” behind those decisions. These days there are many orthodontic correction opportunities available.  Whether it be traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, or veneers, there…

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