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Can You Reverse Dental Mineralization?

Preventive dental care is critical to maintaining a healthy smile. We talk a great deal about the formation of cavities and how to avoid them, but dental mineralization is not always a term people are familiar with. Here, we’ll discuss dental mineralization, how to recognize it, and what you can do to help reverse it. Dental Mineralization Process Dental mineralization is the chemical breakdown of the hard tissues of your teeth. The acids in your mouth begin to chip away at your enamel ... Read more

5 FAQs on Modern Dental Technology

Dental technology has come a long way. Here are some quick FAQs for the modern dental technology we use at Lynn Creek Dental Care. How Does ClearCorrect Work? ClearCorrect works by using a series of clear plastic aligner trays that gradually move teeth into more ideal positions. These trays are worn for a minimum of 22 hours each day. You will need to visit your dentist every 4-6 weeks for adjustments. The treatment, on average, takes about 12 months. How Do Ultrasonic ... Read more

5 Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety can prevent you from having a healthy smile. Odontophobia affects up to 75% of people in varying degrees, usually due to past painful experiences at the dentist, hearing about someone else’s painful experience, fear of losing control, or embarrassment. If you are affected by dental anxiety but don’t want to risk your oral health, follow these five tips! Acknowledge Your Fear It’s important to recognize and acknowledge your dental anxiety, taking note of how the fear manifests itself. Do you ... Read more

Should I Brush My Pet’s Teeth?

Protecting your family’s dental health means protecting your pet’s teeth, too! Pets can develop cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease just like us. Whether you have a dog or a cat, it’s important to establish a brushing routine for your pet as early as possible. Brushing Your Dog’s Teeth To brush your dog’s teeth, first buy dog-friendly toothpaste (don’t use human toothpaste—it's toxic for dogs!) as well as a dog-friendly toothbrush or a finger brush, depending on what you think your dog ... Read more

Can Tongue Piercings Become Infected?

Piercings, including tongue piercings, are popular these days among young people. Unfortunately, although the tongue is a very strong body part, people often don’t understand its many functions and the potential health risks when getting theirs pierced. Here are important things you need to know about tongue piercings and their possibility for infection. How to Prevent Infection The best way to prevent infection and oral health damage from a tongue piercing is simply to avoid getting any piercings in your mouth. However, if ... Read more
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