When Should Dental Sealants Be Used?

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Your back teeth, also known as your molars and premolars come equipped with special features called cusps. Those cusps are ridges on the teeth that help them to chew and grind your food so that you can easily swallow and digest it. Unfortunately, those cusps provide extra hiding places for... Read more »

Should You Use Mint and Gum for Bad Breath?

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Have you heard that bad breath might actually be a sign of serious issues? Sadly, consistent bad breath can even be a sign of gum disease? In fact, even if you don’t have gum disease but have bad breath, you could have gum disease soon. Fortunately, there are a number... Read more »

The Cavity Quiz

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Did you know that cavities are caused by the wearing down of your tooth enamel down the root of a tooth? If this happens, the tooth life source, also known as the pulp, will be vulnerable to damage from bacteria. This can lead to possible infections and eventual tooth loss.... Read more »

What to Know About Gum Disease

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Did you know that approximately 75% of Americans over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Naturally, gum disease could cause minor problems—such as swollen or bleeding gums—or serious conditions like tooth loss. Sadly, gum disease can be difficult to identify. In fact, many people aren't even... Read more »

How Do I Keep My Toothbrush Clean?

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Our Riverdale Dental P.C. team is here to help you keep your toothbrush in tip-top shape! Whether you believe it or not, your toothbrush can harbor many harmful substances, like bacteria, germs, and infections. However, there are some things you can do to prevent that, and those things are: ·... Read more »

Five Tips for Bad Breath Prevention

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One in every four Americans deals with halitosis, or chronic bad breath. If you are constantly popping wintergreen mints or spearmint gum to freshen your breath, it could be a sign that you are part of that 25 percent. There are ways to prevent this bad breath, and we have... Read more »