Category: Oral Health

Damage Soda Causes to your Teeth | El Cajon Dentist

Americans love their soda! They’re fizzy, bubbly, they’re refreshing, they’re delicious…they’re ruining your teeth! Yes, soda. Of course, in moderation it poses very little threat, but a steady consumption of soft drinks is one of the leading causes of tooth decay. It’s no secret there exists a strong link between soda consumption and tooth decay. Heavy soda consumption has also been linked to other health complications including diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

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Posted on August 31, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,

Oral Benefits of Gum Chewing | El Cajon Dentist

Millions of Americans chew gum. There’s a variety of options out there. Some options can be detrimental to teeth others can be highly beneficial. It doesn’t matter why we chew gum to distract from a bad habit, for the taste of ‘sweetness’, or to freshen our breath. The act of chewing and chewing the right kind of gum is what we’re going to focus on.

The physical act of chewing increases the flow of saliva in your mouth. If you chew after eating, the increased salivary flow can help...Read More

Posted on August 15, 2015 By sitemanager in ,

What is the Difference Between Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease? | El Cajon Dentist

Nobody wants to hear they have gingivitis or worse periodontal disease. It can be embarrassing not to mention costly to treat. Both derive from poor oral care habits and both can be avoided with proper oral care and regular visits to your dentist.

Gingivitis is inflammation of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth and is most commonly a result of poor dental hygiene. Gingivitis is a very common condition and varies widely in severity. It is characterized by red, swollen gums that bleed...Read More

Posted on June 29, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,

Why You Should Floss Regularly | El Cajon Dentist

There’s no fooling your dentist. He or she knows when you haven’t been flossing. It’s written all over your gums.

When you visit the dentist for a cleaning you’re likely getting a lecture about the importance of flossing.

Flossing does about 40% of the work required to remove sticky plaque from between your teeth. FOURTY percent! That’s huge. Clearly flossing is vital to your overall oral health.

Flossing removes debris that adheres to teeth and gums in...Read More

Posted on May 8, 2015 By sitemanager in , , ,

Getting a Bright, White Smile | El Cajon Dentist

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, why not give them a dazzling first impression? A common way to get a knock out smile is through teeth whitening. We can help you obtain the bright smile you’re looking for. Teeth whitening lightens teeth and helps to remove stains and discoloration. Whitening is among the most popular cosmetic dental procedures because it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Most dentists perform teeth whitening.

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Posted on April 15, 2015 By sitemanager in , , ,

Mouthwash: A Great Addition to your Oral Care Routine | El Cajon Dentist

 

Mouthwash is a great addition to our daily dental routine. Oral rinses can be very beneficial in the fight against a variety of oral health problems. Mouthwash is doing more than just giving your breath a boost. Rinsing daily with certain mouthwashes can improve your oral health. We’re talking whitening your teeth, helping to prevent gum disease and fighting plaque! Plus who doesn’t love that minty fresh feeling you get after rinsing with mouthwash?

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Posted on February 27, 2015 By sitemanager in , ,