Archive: November 30, 2011

Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse

Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse Steps To Prevent Cavities or Worse Often times there is not a fundamental understanding how cavities are formed and how they can be prevented. So I want to take a moment and quickly discuss how a cavity is formed. It all starts with a substance we call plaque. Plaque is a sticky, invisible film that builds up on your teeth, between your teeth, on your gums, and under your gums. Plaque can be removed by brushing your teeth and flossing and by your Citrus Heights family dentist when you visit every 6 months. If the plaque is left alone, it will combine with bacteria from the food you eat and beverages you drink and form an acid that eats away at your teeth. Eventually, this acid can destroy enough of the tooth to create the dreaded cavity! Again the easiest way to prevent this is by brushing your teeth and flossing and by having your Sunrise Family Dentistry dentist clean your teeth every 6 months. This makes sure that both the plaque and the food buildup are removed regularly so that evil acid can't form. If you do however get a dental cavity and don't get it treated it can lead to an abscessed tooth. For the average person, if you have an abscess, or infected, tooth, you will get in contact with your local Sunrise Family Dentistry dentist immediately.

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Replacing a Lost Tooth

Options for Replacing a Lost Tooth The one thing that almost all dentists will agree upon is that except in very rare and specific circumstances, a missing tooth should be replaced.  There are multiple ways to replace a missing tooth.  Each with its own set of risks, benefits, expected longevity, and costs. Choices for replacing a missing tooth can be broken down into two major categories; removable and fixed.   As the term implies, removable appliances can be taken out of one’s mouth, cleaned and reinserted by the patient.  Fixed appliances are not intended to be removed and are generally cemented or bonded in place.

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Cosmetic Dentistry – Cosmetic Teeth & Gum Reshaping

Cosmetic Teeth Shaping Cosmetic Teeth & Reshaping Gums Even a healthy, straight and white smile can be marred by an uneven or excessive gum-line: And many people who have this (what is often referred to as a ‘gummy smile') can be very conscious of that fact. The latest advancements in Cosmetic Dentistry now means that people do not have to feel self conscious, nor do they have to undergo the scalpel to remedy the situation. Today, Gum Reshaping (Gum Lift) is a straightforward, quick and painless procedure carried out by a professional Cosmetic Dentist using a specialist Diode Laser: As is the case at Sunrise Family Dentistry in Roseville, CA

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Why Do Our Teeth Turn Yellow?

Why do our Teeth Turn Yellow? Many Americans obsess about the color of their teeth. After a while, our teeth our no longer pearly white, they get a yellowish tint that drives people crazy. Many people don't realize that there are a number of things we can do to prevent our teeth from turning this yellowish color. On top of ways to prevent it, there are also many ways to bring back the white and get that perfect smile everyone wants. The tooth is made up of four different tissues. The enamel is the strong white covering that protects the tooth from wear and tear of chewing food. Dentin supports the enamel. It is a hard, yellow material that carries the nerves in your teeth. The pulp is the center of the tooth. It contains nerves, blood and lymph vessels. This part is where the tooth receives nourishment and transmits signals to

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