Your Child and Dental Care

Your child is susceptible to just about every germ and disease out there and most are carried from the hands to the mouth.  Being proactive and aggressive with their oral hygiene not only helps to attack these germs but promotes healthy habits that want to instill for a lifetime.

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Historic Dentists

Do you find it difficult for you or your child to want to come into the dentist office?  It turns out that it’s really a fear that is carried over from childhood.  If there was a way to replace the bad thoughts with good or interesting thoughts at a young age, the thought of the…

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Straighten Your Teeth with the Modern Alternative

At Lake Cities Dental, we proudly offer Invisalign® which “takes a modern approach to straightening teeth”.  Their custom made aligners are created around your teeth and are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that is practically invisible.  These alternatives to braces are clear and easy to clean yet these aligners also allow you to eat anything…

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Bridging the Gap

  Chewing food and communicating can sometimes be a difficult task when missing one or more teeth.  For a few it becomes a routine or ritual in how they consume their food daily.  For most, the problem is resolved by putting in what is called a bridge.  Whether you refer to it as a partial…

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Which Toothbrush to Choose

There is certainly a wide variety of toothbrushes and gadgets waiting for you in your local grocery store.  In fact, there are so many to pick and choose from that most actually pick a toothbrush that really doesn’t suit their mouth.  We’re going to cover a few things to look for to narrow that search and not…

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Toothpaste as a Whole

Making Brushing Better   Dentifrice or toothpaste is an agent used to help when brushing and can be found in the form of pastes, gels, or powders.  Toothpaste may be pleasant on taste and the smell of ones breath; however, it has a deeper purpose for your mouth.  Its predominant role is to combat plaque…

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A Plaque You Don’t Want

The Facts on Gum Disease   So what happens after we eat and left over particles are sitting on our teeth and gums until we find the time to brush, floss, and rinse with mouth wash?  It’s really the stepping stones which lead to plaque.  Plaque contributes to gum disease or periodontal disease which leaves…

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Food for Thought: Part 2

Caution: Healthy Mouth at Work   As we discussed in Food for Thought: Part 1, braces are delicate, necessary equipment in making ones smile beautiful for decades.  Those with braces must be cautious when biting as any food that is not soft can threaten braces.  This includes apple slices, corn on the cob, and other…

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Food for Thought: Part 1

Eating for a Healthy Mouth   These days people are eating right to watch their waistline and for the longevity of one’s health.  Having issues within your mouth can detour the types of foods you choose.  Most do not associate eating right with oral health unless you have braces, sensitive teeth, canker sores and so…

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Stick It to Tooth Decay

The Sugarless Way   Have you ever been with your grandmother and saw her stick a piece of chewing gum in her mouth right after eating dinner at a cafeteria?  You probably just chalked it up to her wanting fresh breath after dinner without another thought about it.  But did you know that chewing sugarless…

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