Category: Dental Services

The Do’s and Don’ts of Dental Flossing

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According to the American Dental Association, you should be flossing your teeth at least once a day. Whether you do it at night or in the morning is up to you, but there are plenty of benefits to remaining consistent. Not only does flossing help remove excess plaque and bacteria from between your teeth, but […]

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Top 5 Causes of Teeth Sensitivity

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Have you ever experienced a sudden surge of pain in a tooth? How about an overall aching feeling while drinking your morning coffee or enjoying dessert? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. One in eight people experience tooth sensitivity, and it’s pretty common as we age. Unfortunately, tooth sensitivity is more common in women […]

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Crowns Vs. Fillings: What’s the Difference?

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Like anything else in our bodies, our teeth and gums age. Genetics also plays a role in our dental health, and some people experience more decay, such as gum disease and cavities. When discussing cavity treatment options with your dentist at Dobson Ranch Dental Care, it’s easy to confuse fillings and crowns. Unfortunately, these terms […]

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4 Signs You Need Restorative Dental Care

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One of our goals here at Dobson Ranch Dental Care is to ensure that you love your smile. To achieve this goal, restorative dentistry is often the answer. With a restorative dental procedure and care, we can correct unhealthy tooth or gum problems. We achieve these goals by replacing damaged or unhealthy teeth with alternatives […]

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5 Tips for Dental Bridge Care

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If you have a couple of teeth missing and aren’t ready for dentures or implants, a dental bridge is your solution.  A dental bridge is a false tooth, or pontic, held in place by teeth on either side of the gap. Bridges are perfect for restoring your smile and bite, and help you regain confidence. […]

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5 Facts about TMJ Disorders

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The older we get, the more body aches and pains we begin to have. Jaw pain is often one of these common issues for older individuals. Not only can severe pain cause migraines, but it can also prevent you from enjoying everyday life. Still, there is hope for people suffering from pain associated with the […]

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3 Ways Dentures Can Improve Your Life

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Growing old can be frustrating, especially if you struggle with your oral health. Many seniors experience some sort of oral health concern at some point. One of the most common concerns for people as they age is tooth decay, leading to tooth loss and eventually dentures. If you’re embarrassed about your oral health, don’t be. […]

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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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