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Preventing and Treating Cracked Teeth

Posted on April 16th, 2019 at 3:19 PM
A cracked tooth can result from chewing on hard foods, grinding your teeth at night, and can even occur naturally as you age. It’s a common condition and the leading cause of tooth loss in industrialized nations.

Detecting Oral Cancer

Posted on April 11th, 2019 at 4:11 PM

A routine visit to my ADA dentist saved my life. I am a four-year survivor of oral cancer. I am married, 47 years old and the mother of two girls, ages 10 and 12. I am not a smoker or drinker, and have been in good health my entire life. In 2000, during a teeth cleaning, my dentist, Dr. Phillip Sacks in Woodland Hills, California, discovered precancerous white spots on my tongue. 

What are some of the benefits of lemon juice?

Posted on April 9th, 2019 at 5:04 PM

Lemons are packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and fiber. When you are stressed out, overworked, and have not been getting enough sleep, the level of vitamin C in your system is going to rapidly deteriorate. It’s not just oranges that are full of this very important element, and if you are battling any kind of virus, you’ll notice the difference.

10 Ways You Unwittingly Destroy Your Own Teeth

Posted on April 4th, 2019 at 3:39 PM

“Take care of your teeth,” they say, “and they’ll last a lifetime.” And, while we tend to know that “taking care of our teeth” entails brushing, flossing, eating well, and going to the dentist, we tend to ignore a lot of this wisdom. So, here are the top ten things (in no particular order) you might be doing right now that can do some serious harm to your mouth.

Why am I getting cavities all of a sudden?

Posted on March 29th, 2019 at 1:59 PM

My patient — let’s call her Kim — came into the office with a problem: She was getting cavities all of a sudden. She had been my patient for over 20 years and never had a cavity before, but she was coming in for several fillings.

Smoking and Gum Disease

Posted on March 26th, 2019 at 5:07 PM

My dentist told me I have gum disease and said that my smoking habit may have caused it. My gums feel and look fine to me, so how bad could this be?

Preventing and Treating Dry Mouth

Posted on March 18th, 2019 at 4:25 PM

Dry mouth doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. While nearly 20% of seniors experience excessive dry mouth, this is often a side effect of a medication or a symptom of a medical condition.

Green Beer Can Mean Tooth Troubles

Posted on March 15th, 2019 at 3:47 PM

Green is a great color, one of our favorites, but it doesn’t look so good on your teeth! As you get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, learn how green beer and tooth decay go together, plus ways to celebrate without sacrificing your smile.

What These 11 Drinks Do to Your Teeth

Posted on March 13th, 2019 at 9:46 AM

The foods and drinks that pass by your lips can have a dramatic impact on your health, starting from the first moment they enter your mouth.

5 Things you can do if your gums are bleeding

Posted on March 7th, 2019 at 10:20 AM

You're brushing your teeth and notice a bit of pink when you spit out the toothpaste. You might notice some bleeding when you floss. Although the smallest amount of blood might not seem like a big deal, if your gums are bleeding consistently, you shouldn't ignore it. Bleeding gums can happen for a number of reasons, from gingivitis to a side effect of pregnancy. Changing your oral care routine can also make your gums bleed, at least at first. Here's what you can do if you do notice some bleeding.