Category: Oral care and health

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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4 Vitamins That Support Your Dental Health

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The fun part about aging is all the new experiences you have, and all the people you meet. The downside is that you start to notice all the years of life on your body, including your teeth and gums. While you might have enjoyed all the fabulous food and drinks, you may not have always […]

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3 Ways to Slow Down Aging with Dental Care

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They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but at Dobson Ranch Dental Care, we believe smiles reflect self-worth. Taking care of your teeth is just as important as taking care of your body and mind. As we age, our teeth can discolor, chip, and wear down. It’s also not uncommon for […]

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5 Facts About Oral Cancer

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April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re going to talk about some of the key facts of this devastating disease. Getting older means there are significant changes to your health, including your oral health. Sometimes they’re normal changes, and other times, these changes are a significant health risk. Oral cancer is one of those […]

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4 Ways to Soothe a Toothache

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Tooth pain can come out of nowhere or build up slowly. When it comes to finding a remedy, you’ll need to identify what’s causing your discomfort. Sometimes, it’s as simple as food stuck between your gums, which can easily be fixed with flossing. However, other causes of toothaches can include severe cavities and tooth decay. […]

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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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