Choosing a Toothpaste

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There are many kinds of toothpastes on the market today, but which one should you choose? While there is no shortage of brands on the shelves of the stores, most of them contain the same ingredients, So, what’s in your tube? Toothpastes contain detergents. The detergent is what causes your toothpaste to foam when you… Read more »

Have You Cracked a Tooth?

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If you have a tooth knocked out, it is fairly obvious that you have a dental emergency. This also applies to a broken tooth. There may be blood, pieces of your tooth and certainly pain. Pain may also accompany cavities; and pain and swelling may be present if you have an infection in your tooth…. Read more »

Getting Braces

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No matter what your age, you may decide that it is time to straighten your smile. Or, your dentist has suggested that your or your child consider an orthodontic procedure. What should you do next? First, talk to Dr. Christopher Layton at Calavera Hills Dental about what your options are in terms of treatments. There… Read more »

Be Prepared for Dental Emergencies

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Life is unpredictable. No matter how carefully you may take care of your teeth, accidents can happen. Trips, falls, fender-benders, sports accidents; there is a chance that you may be involved as an accident that damages your smile. As soon as a dental emergency happens, you may feel a sense of panic. There may be… Read more »

Getting The Facts on Flossing

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While many people are diligent about brushing twice a day, not everyone remembers to floss. Flossing is a necessary part your oral health care regimen, because floss can reach between your teeth to remove food debris and plaque that your toothbrush misses. You should floss at least once a day. Many people make it part… Read more »

The Facts of Oral Hygiene: Mouthwash

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Are you aware that there are a wide assortment of mouthwash products that range in their treatment methods? Some mouthwash products can freshen breath, deliver fluoride treatments, wash away harmful bacteria, and even whiten and brighten your smile. Selecting the right mouthwash can be daunting, but there are ways to find the products that are… Read more »

Protect Your Child from the Hazards of Baby Bottle Tooth Decay

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Baby bottle tooth decay is a common oral health disorder commonly seen in children often as the result of liquids within baby bottles. Listed below are important facts regarding baby bottle tooth decay: – Never take products from your mouth and place in your child’s mouth that have not been cleaned beforehand. This contains pacifiers,… Read more »