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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 »
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 »
What are mamelons teeth? If you’re a new parent, whether your babe’s teeth are just emerging or they’re starting to fall out, you might wonder, “What are those bumps on their front teeth?” Mamelons teeth appear in the front of the mouth (the incisors) both on top and bottom and are characterized by bumpy ridges. […]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 »
Whitening strips are among the most popular health and beauty products in Saxonburg. Brightening up your pearly whites is a great way to give your smile a boost, and with all the over-the-counter options, there’s no reason not to pick one up and try it out. Dr. Sepich wants you to be informed about every aspect […]Continue Reading »
When you’ve got your child’s first dental visit noted on the calendar, you might feel more anxious than they do as you approach the big day. At Saxonburg Dental Care, we want to help both of you relax and see there’s nothing to fear about having your smile cared for. Our team is kind and […]Continue Reading »
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 »
What parents do with their children’s baby teeth varies from family to family. Some save them, some throw them away, some make a craft project or a keepsake from them. Recent research is even exploring the possibility of having parents store their children’s baby teeth to preserve mesenchymal stem cell content in the event the […]Continue Reading »
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 »