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How Dental Sealants Stop Tooth Decay

22 May, 2024

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, tooth decay and cavities affect nearly 90% of adults aged 20-64. Tooth decay or cavities are a severe...

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Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Cavities

19 Apr, 2024

Tooth decay is a common dental problem, with over 80 percent of Americans having at least one cavity before their mid-thirties. The condition arises when bacteria from the mouth or residue food particles produce acids, which then erode the enamel, causing holes in your teeth. Individuals with dental...

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What Should You Do and What To Avoid Before a Dentist Appointment

27 Mar, 2024

Access to oral health services is a blessing, and your dental professional is there to help you. Visiting the dentist can cause anxiety and stress for many people. However, the experience is usually smoother than the anticipation. There are a few tips that you can follow before scheduling a dental...

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Signs of Gum Disease

20 Mar, 2024

Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that can cause severe pain and, sometimes, tooth loss in adults. The gum disease development process is slow and may take a while. For this reason, it might be challenging to notice the early signs. Gum disease begins with the accumulation of food particles in...

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What Dental Issues Are Considered A Dental Emergency

23 Jan, 2024

Many people are unaware that untreated dental issues can worsen over time and become more serious. It is crucial to know what qualifies as a dental emergency and what does not. Any situation that makes you feel your life is in immediate danger is considered a dental emergency. Dental emergencies often...

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How to Find the Right Family Dentist

08 Jan, 2024

Selecting the right dentist is more than just a matter of scheduling regular checkups. It is a proactive investment in your overall well-being. Good oral hygiene and a radiant smile indicate that you have found a great family dentist. The right family dentist for your family is professional and friendly...

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What are Cavities and Why You Should Take Care of Them

16 Nov, 2023

Cavities occur when bacteria in your mouth release acids that erode your teeth' enamel. Cavities can affect anyone, from children to adults. They develop due to a combination of factors, including plaque buildup, a diet high in sugars, and poor dental healthcare. Knowing how cavities develop, their causes,...

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When You Should Consider Dental Implants

23 Oct, 2023

Caring for your teeth requires consistency in your cleaning routine and regular visits to your dentist for checkups. However, you may still experience dental conditions stemming from undetected infections that cause teeth to become loose, fall off, or chip away. One of the remedies for these conditions is...

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Healthy Foods for Your Teeth and Gums

10 Oct, 2023

It is common knowledge that you should brush and floss your teeth daily to keep your dental health in check. But have you ever considered that what you eat can impact your teeth and gums? Incorporating your daily diet with various nutrient-packed foods can maintain your oral health. When your menu comprises...

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What Is a Deep Cleaning, and When Do You Need One?

27 Sep, 2023

When your hygienist or dentist recommends a deep cleaning operation, also known as scaling and root planing, it's because they want to assist you to put an end to an aggressive and active gum infection. However, deep cleanings vary slightly from routine six-month dental cleanings. Knowing what to expect...

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What is Gum Recession?

05 Sep, 2023

Maintaining good oral health is essential for a beautiful smile and overall well-being. Yet, many individuals often overlook the health of their gums, focusing primarily on their teeth. Gum recession occurs when the gum tissue surrounding the teeth gradually wears away or recedes, exposing the tooth roots....

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How Long Do Braces Take?

07 Aug, 2023

Braces are a common orthodontic procedure for adults and children. You may need braces to correct various orthodontic problems, including tooth crowding, jaw problems and crooked teeth. The braces will correct your smile, improve your oral health, and help clean your teeth. Before fitting your teeth with...

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How Invisalign Fixes an Overbite

12 Jun, 2023

Now more than ever, there are many treatment options for an overbite. Before, dental braces were the only treatment for an overbite. Nowadays, there are minimally invasive options like Invisalign to assist a patient in aligning their teeth and fixing moderate or minor overbites. Invisalign refers to...

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Metal Braces vs Clear Aligners What is Better?

01 May, 2023

Metal braces and clear aligners are two of the most popular teeth straightening options. Both of these orthodontic treatments can be effective in correcting misaligned teeth and improving dental health, but they differ in many ways. Metal braces have been around for decades, while clear aligners are a...

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Why You May Need Dentures

27 Mar, 2023

Most people think dentures are only meant for senior citizens. But dentures are, in fact, more common among middle-aged citizens than you may think. Per recent studies, millions of people across the U.S. wear partial or full dentures, and the number continues to increase. The good news is tooth loss does...

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Guide to Tooth Alignment for Adults

17 Mar, 2023

Today, more and more adults are looking for ways to straighten their teeth. And thanks to new technologies, they now have a variety of alternatives for straightening their teeth, from classic metal braces to virtually invisible straightening teeth aligners. The style they choose depends on the kind of...

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Practices that Prevent Frequent Visits to the Dentist

27 Jan, 2023

Observing good oral health is essential for your teeth and gums. It involves regular habits like dental checkups, flossing your teeth regularly, and limiting sugary intakes among other practices. Oral hygiene is more than preventing gum diseases and cavities. Dental experts claim that there is a...

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Why are Dental Implants a Popular Option for Tooth Replacement?

19 Dec, 2022

If you're missing one or multiple teeth, there are several options for filling the gaps. Traditional dentures and bridges may suffice, but they are not suitable for everybody. You may require a specific dental restoration option considering the discomfort, poor oral structure, soreness, or other factors....

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Choosing the Right Dental Crown and Costs

07 Dec, 2022

Dental crowns are the most preferred solution when looking to restore the functionality and appearance of your teeth. Also known as dental caps, crowns are fitted on the chipped, broken, discolored, and decayed tooth to restore their functions or replace a missing crown. If, after a dental examination, your...

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When Should You Get Dental Bridges?

17 Oct, 2022

Undoubtedly, a missing tooth or set of teeth can have a detrimental impact on the appearance of your smile. Apart from being a cosmetic problem, a missing tooth can cause other problems like bite issues. If you are tired of removing your dentures every night before you sleep, or perhaps you need a more...

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What is Dental Bonding?

05 Oct, 2022

There are several options for fixing a chipped tooth. One of these methods is dental bonding, commonly referred to as enamel bonding. It is an affordable remedy for small dental imperfections and other problems that may result from damaged teeth. If you have a tooth that is cracked, chipped, decaying, or...

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How to Keep Your Teeth Healthy and White

05 Oct, 2022

Undoubtedly, there is nothing worse than developing a dental problem, especially at an early age. Not only do healthy and white teeth improve your smile appearance and self-esteem, but they also help you chew food which is the first step of digestion. Hence, it is crucial to protect your oral health if you...

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Long Term Benefits of Regularly Visiting your Dentist

14 Sep, 2022

Your oral health is an essential part of your overall health and wellbeing. Additionally, maintaining your teeth in the right condition will give you a good smile which could boost and maintain your aesthetic appearance and self-esteem. In addition to routine oral hygiene practices, visiting your...

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The Worst Foods for Your Teeth

23 Jun, 2022

Dental health is crucial when it comes to your overall well-being. The causes of tooth decay are the same across all age groups. You will develop cavities when you have leftover food particles in your mouth. These leftover food particles lead to plaque formation in your mouth. Bacteria then thrive in your...

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What Types of Dental Services are Considered Cosmetic

19 May, 2022

Stained, worn, discolored, broken, chipped, misshapen, misaligned, or gapped teeth could stand between you and a healthy, beautiful smile. Your self-confidence and public perception will also be affected since your smile is usually the first feature anyone notices. Not to worry, though, because there is a...

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The Difference Between Crowns and Veneers

27 Apr, 2022

Dental crowns and veneers are some of the most preferred restorative solutions that can improve the appearance of your smile and the functions of your teeth. Although they seem to offer the same benefits, you cannot use them interchangeably. Depending on your unique dental issues, your dentist will...

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Cavity Causing Foods

11 Apr, 2022

The phrase, you are what you eat, is in essence, true. Since every food you eat comes into contact with your teeth, you ought to be aware of how different foods and drinks can affect the health of your teeth. Please note that we're not suggesting that you should never consume any of the foods mentioned in...

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Choosing an Answering Service For Your Dental Practice

15 Apr, 2021

Dentists are busy people. You could be working for long hours taking care of peoples' teeth and handling dental emergencies. Your dental staff may feel overwhelmed as they try to balance between answering calls and working on other administrative duties. For you to succeed in your dental practice, you have...

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What to Do in a Dental Emergency

08 Jan, 2020

A dental emergency is a problem that concerns your teeth and the supporting tissues. Due to their nature, these emergencies require speedy intervention by a dental professional so that you can prevent further issues. Washington Dental is a specialized practice for all sorts of dental problems, including...

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How to Keep Teeth Clean and Healthy

29 Nov, 2019

Dental hygiene is vital for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, but unfortunately, not many people adhere to the best oral hygiene practices. The result is a myriad of teeth problems that escalate if not appropriately addressed by a qualified dentist. Washington Dental is a full-service practice that is led...

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Common Dental Issues That Could be Prevented by Regular Dentist Visits

29 Nov, 2019

Dental problems can occur at any time, even with standard oral hygiene practices like brushing your teeth twice per day. Being woken up by a painful toothache or chipped front tooth, making you too self-aware are not fun. Fortunately, we can avoid most dental problems from occurring or escalating by...

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Beware of These Common Foods That Damage Teeth!

03 Sep, 2015

Our teeth may be strong – in fact one of the strongest aspects on our body – but that does not prevent them from damage. And it doesn’t even need to be dramatic trauma either. All it takes is one wrong bite. It helps a lot when you’re aware of the common culprits that are known to damage teeth. And that is...

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Is There a Difference Between Plaque and Tartar?

27 Aug, 2015

Yes, there is absolutely a difference between plaque and tartar. Often times people have these terms confused. They may believe that plaque and tartar are terms that can be used interchangeably. However, they are different in a subtle way, but as dentists in Downtown, Los...

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The Real Reason Why Smoking is Bad for Oral Health

06 Aug, 2015

Smoking is not just bad for your oral health, but for the body as a whole. Countless amount of money has been spent on campaigns to encourage more and more people to either steer clear of the habit, or quit the habit altogether. This is especially true for our youth. TobaccoFreeCA is the one campaign that...

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The Role of Diet & Nutrition in Oral Health

27 Jul, 2015

Everyone knows that good nutrition is essential for general health, but do you know that your food choices and eating patterns also play a role in promoting good oral hygiene and developing healthy teeth? Let us educate you on the impact of certain foods in your diet that will negatively and positively...

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Teeth Sensitivity | Why It Occurs | Possible Solutions

10 Jul, 2015

Teeth sensitivity is a common issue that is experienced by at least 40 million U.S. adults at various times. You’ll know what teeth sensitivity is because when you consume a cold or hot food, you’ll receive a sharp reaction that most often results in “Ouch!”. Again, it’s a sharp pain – not a dull,...

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A Common Dental No-No: Ignoring Your Cavities

25 Jun, 2015

Did you know that one in every five Americans has an untreated cavity? According to data gathered and analyzed from 2011-2012 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, this is the case.* The numbers are broken down as follows: 17.5% of children aged 5-19 have untreated cavities. 27.4% of adults aged...

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Study Shows Link Between Periodontal Disease and Kidney Disease

17 Jun, 2015

Studies continue to show how the mouth is connected to the body in many ways that we often overlook. A study comprised of African Americans classified with normal kidney function found that those with severe periodontal disease were 4 times more likely to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) over those...

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Worst Foods to Consume for Your Teeth: Brush Right After Eating These!

27 May, 2015

Many people know the basic formula for maintaining sparkling, healthy teeth, which includes regular brushing and flossing, consuming foods rich in calcium, and staying away from sugary foods and candy. According to the American Dental Association, people should stay away from sugary and sticky foods...

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Adults Should Pay Attention to These Common Dental Problems

12 May, 2015

It’s easy for us to get into a routine and neglect certain issues that our bodies are trying to get our attention on. That’s what your Downtown Los Angeles dentists are going to cover today – those common dental problems that adults experience from time to time that are...

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Vitamin D-fence: A Natural Way to Prevent Tooth Loss

18 Apr, 2015

Are you familiar with the fact that vitamin D is great for your oral health? If not, we’ll explain why! It begins with understanding some of the fundamentals. Calcium is important for strong bones – most people know this. You may drink milk specifically for this reason, too. Calcium also happens to be good...

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How Do I Know If I Need A Dental Implant?

03 Apr, 2015

Dental implants are on the rise, as they are the only viable solution to offer a fully functional tooth that also happens to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye. So much that nobody will notice you have one in your mouth. The Magic...

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Let’s Talk Toothpaste – Does It Matter Which Type I Buy?

25 Mar, 2015

Do you ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to toothpaste selection? We’re betting you do – we’re also betting you grab the cheapest toothpaste as a direct result from not knowing what to choose. If you read the back of the labels, a lot of it is probably gibberish to you, but it still SOUNDS good. Right?...

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Welcome To Washington Dental’s Blog!

17 Mar, 2015

Thank you for visiting our dental blog! I wanted to introduce you to my brother and I, who have been practicing dentistry for several years now. We love our jobs and wouldn’t trade it for anything else! Nothing beats putting a smile on someone’s face – both literally and figuratively. What You’ll Gain From...

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