Category Archives: It’s Your Health

Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

TREATMENT FOR SENSITIVE TEETH In our last blog we discussed some of the causes of sensitive teeth.  In this post, we will discuss some suggestions to treat sensitivity. The treatment for sensitive teeth will depend on what the cause is.  There … Continue reading

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Tooth Sensitivity

TOOTH SENSITIVITY It is estimated that approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity.  Tooth sensitivity can range from very mild to extreme and can come and go over time. There are many things that can cause sensitive teeth, and treatment … Continue reading

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Receding Gums

Receding Gums The gingiva (gum) is the protective skin that is located around the necks of each tooth, and covers the underlying bone that holds the roots of the teeth. The gums are the so-called first line of defense against bacteria that … Continue reading

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17 Ways You May Be Inadvertently Damaging Your Teeth

PROTECT YOUR TEETH  KEEP THEM FOR LIFETIME!                                                       Do you brush your teeth right after eating or drinking something acidic?  Brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking something acidic can cause tooth wear.  If you eat or drink anything … Continue reading

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Sterilization

INSTRUMENT STERILIZATION With all the media attention on dental office instrument sterilization the past several days, Sunningdale Dental wants to reassure our current and future patients that our sterilization techniques are of the highest standard. Our office is designed with an … Continue reading

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Phone a Friend?

Remember the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”? If contestants were unsure of the answer, they had 3 life lines – poll the audience, phone a friend and 50/50.   Sometimes choices in dentistry can be confusing. There are no … Continue reading

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Smiling Facts

SAY CHEESE! “If someone is too tired to smile,  give them one of your smiles, because no one needs a smile as much as those you have none to give”   Author unknown” Forcing yourself to smile can boost your mood.  Psychologists have … Continue reading

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Flossing Alternatives!

FLOSSING ALTERNATIVES It is estimated that 80% of adults in this country have periodontal disease. This is when irreversible bone loss occurs resulting from the virulent bacteria that collect between the teeth. Research has shown that periodontal disease is a … Continue reading

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Oral Health During Pregnancy – Does It Really Matter?

Your oral health can affect your unborn baby! For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors (smoking, alcohol, drug use and infections) can contribute to mothers having premature, low birth weight babies.  In addition, research suggests that serious gum … Continue reading

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Don’t Share Your Cavities!

  What can cause infant tooth decay? According to a 2008 study in Pediatric Dentistry, primarily mothers, or anyone who kisses an infant with active tooth decay could pass cavities to the infant.  Only people with active tooth decay can transfer the … Continue reading

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