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Why Are My Baby’s Teeth Stained?
As brand-new humans, it seems logical that babies and children would have gleaming white teeth to go along with their bright eyes and soft skin. Baby teeth—also called primary teeth—generally do appear whiter than adult permanent teeth because they are more calcified. However, it is not uncommon for a child’s teeth to appear less than […]Continue Reading »
Does Your Chewing Gum Fight Tooth Decay?
Avid gum chewers rejoice! Your love for the sticky, stretchy stuff can be beneficial for your oral health—depending on its ingredients. If you’re chewing gum with artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, sucralose, aspartame, or mannitol, it’s true you’re avoiding traditional sugar, but your teeth aren’t as likely to thank you as they might be if […]Continue Reading »
Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?
No one wants to think about the words “abscessed tooth” applying to their own mouth, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu, it’s a good idea to know your enemy. Causes of an abscessed tooth include: Tooth decay Gum disease A cracked tooth When a tooth is compromised by one or more of these conditions, bacteria may […]Continue Reading »
Sugar Rush: When Sweet Turns Bitter
You’ve heard it before: too much sugar is not good for little bodies. Or, more precisely, added sugar is not good for people, big or small. The more we learn about how sugar affects the body, the more we realize that additional sugars have many downsides for health. This is particularly true of dental health. […]Continue Reading »
Oral Anatomy 101
Welcome to your mouth! A healthy mouth is necessary for a healthy life. You might be surprised how many different parts work together to make your mouth function. Read more below from Dr. Sepich in Saxonburg to get an in-depth look at the human mouth and how it works. Teeth The look and function of […]Continue Reading »
Do I Have Herpes? Cold Sores 101
Cold sore. Fever blister. Herpes Simplex Virus-1. These babies go by a lot of different names, but the experience is always the same: Telltale burning or itching near the lip A red bump appears a day or so later The bump becomes a cluster of blisters The blisters dry up and scab over The scab […]Continue Reading »
Biofilm: The Most Important Film of the Year
Biofilm is quite literally a “film” or layer of biological matter that forms on teeth, in sink pipes, on river rocks, and more. Biofilm is made of many different things. Think of it as concrete, which contains cement as well as a slew of other materials. It’s likely you’ve been aware of biofilm on your […]Continue Reading »
Can Bleeding Gums Cause a Heart Attack?
What is the Oral-Systemic Link? You’ve always heard that it’s important to take care of your teeth. Brush and floss every day, and see the dentist for good oral health. But did you know that your oral health could directly affect your overall health? And the road goes both ways—problems with your overall health show […]Continue Reading »
What’s the Right Amount of Fluoride for Your Child’s Teeth?
Your child’s smile has the ability to make your day, and at Saxonburg Dental Care, we know you want them to love their smile as much as you do—that’s why we’re always happy to inform you of the best prevention and treatment methods! Our prevention lessons and practices are usually focused on gum disease and […]Continue Reading »
Top 5 Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with sensitive teeth, you must be familiar with the painful zing that follows a hot drink, a bite of ice cream, or just a deep breath of cold air. These and other elements can cause a sudden discomfort if you have sensitive teeth, also called dentin hypersensitivity. […]Continue Reading »