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We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as much fun losing teeth as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of […]Continue Reading »
Imagine this – you have come to see Saxonburg dentist Dr. Roger Sepich for a cleaning and routine checkup. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Sepich tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been […]Continue Reading »
At Saxonburg Dental Care, we’re here to help you as you teach your little ones how to care for their growing and changing smiles. Sometimes our combined efforts will prevent them from needing dental treatment beyond cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants, but other times we might recommend extraction to get them back on track for […]Continue Reading »
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 »
There are lots of ways to deal with missing or damaged teeth. You’ve probably heard one of us at Saxonburg Dental Care talking about implants, dentures, bridges, and crowns, but have you ever wondered what they are and how they work? Dr. Sepich knows that folks like to be informed, so think of this as […]Continue Reading »
Do you remember feeling like standards of beauty were unattainable when you were a teenager? Heck, many of feel this way as adults! It makes sense that teenagers might be concerned with the appearance of their smile and pine for bright white smiles the same way adults do, because they’re often exposed to the same […]Continue Reading »
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is an antibiotic topical liquid solution brushed onto teeth to halt the progression of tooth decay. Research has shown the effectiveness of SDF in cavity prevention and arrest, and it has been used safely and successfully worldwide with patients of all age groups. Saxonburg Dental Care uses silver diamine fluoride to […]Continue Reading »
If your jaw clicks when it opens, or you can’t fully open it, or you have pain in your face and trouble chewing, then you’re among the 15% of Americans who have chronic jaw pain. Your jaw joint is called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. The name comes from the jaw’s role to connect your […]Continue Reading »
If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Saxonburg Dental Care, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some […]Continue Reading »
We’ve all had a toothache at some point or another. While you should always consult your Saxonburg dentist, it’s not always a serious problem. Often, the issue can be fixed with a filling or a root canal. However, many people have found themselves in a situation where the tooth is not salvageable, and the only […]Continue Reading »
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