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Is Chewing Gum Bad for You?

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Today, the supermarket’s candy shelves are full of chewing gum options. There’s gum that will freshen your breath and, at the other end of the spectrum, there’s gum marketed directly to kids with all the bright colors and lots of sugar. When it comes to proper dental health, we are frequently asked about chewing gum […]

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4 Facts About Composite Fillings

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Getting older means that your teeth are getting older, too. At some point, your dentist likely will talk to you about cosmetic dentistry options such as dentures, bridges, or crowns. However, if you don’t need extensive procedures to protect your molars, your dentist may discuss composite fillings. White composite fillings don’t contain any metal and […]

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The Correlation Between Sleep Apnea & Oral Health

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For more than 25 million American adults, sleep apnea is a real problem. It can disrupt your sleep cycle and impact your oral health. Sleep apnea is mainly associated with snoring or insomnia, but very rarely do people think it can affect their mouth and teeth. So, how do the two go hand in hand? […]

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4 Risk Factors for Tooth Loss

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As we age, we experience many different bodily changes, and some functions don’t work as they did in our younger days. It’s not uncommon for people over 40 years of age to begin to wonder more about their dental care and their risk of tooth loss. However, there is some good news: Some tooth loss […]

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Teeth Grinding and Its Effects on Your Health

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Are you waking up with a sore jaw and aching teeth? If so, you could be grinding your teeth during the night. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is very common and affects nearly 30 to 40 million children and adults in the United States. Bruxism can develop at any age, so you mustn’t miss your regular […]

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3 Dental Care Concerns for Seniors

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As we age, our dental care routines and oral hygiene needs can change. According to the CDC, many older Americans lack proper dental care once they retire and lose health coverage benefits. However, our team at Dobson Ranch Dental Care understands that senior dental care is essential, and we’re here to provide ongoing support and […]

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3 Things You Can Learn About Your Health from Your Tongue

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The tongue is a powerful muscle. From an early age, we learn how to explore the different flavors and textures of the world with it. We learn what tastes good, what tastes bad, and how our tongue can help us chew and swallow foods. As an essential part of our oral anatomy, the tongue can […]

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5 FAQs about Porcelain Veneers

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Patients with permanently discolored teeth, gaps, or other dental flaws frequently ask about their options for cosmetic dentistry. At Dobson Ranch Dental Care, we offer a variety of options including bridges and implants. Yet, perhaps one of the most common fixes is a set of porcelain veneers. Below are answers to some of the most […]

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5 Ways to Treat Sensitive Teeth

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Do sensitive teeth have you wincing every time you try to enjoy your favorite coffee beverage, or do they keep you from enjoying those delicious frozen yogurt flavors with the grandkids? Sensitive teeth can have a variety of causes and keep you from enjoying things in your everyday life; however, it doesn’t have to be […]

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How to Select the Right Mouthwash

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Daily brushing and flossing are two of the most essential steps in your oral health care routine. But how do you fit the right mouthwash into that mix? Better yet, how do you select the right rinse? The dental experts at Dobson Ranch Dental Care can help guide you in the decision-making process based on […]

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