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3 Reasons Why Tooth Loss is a Serious Health Issue

If you are missing one or more teeth, and the gaps are visible when you smile, this can make you feel self-conscious. There are other problems with missing teeth that go well beyond your appearance. More and more studies are showing that missing teeth leads to poor nutrition, which in turn is linked to severe systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.

Estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put the number of American adults who are missing at least one tooth at about 40 million. This is a serious health issue.

Missing teeth cannot be ignored. Depending on the number of teeth you are missing, a dental ...

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Ready to Floss Like a Pro? Here's How

Woman Flossing Teeth | AllDent Dental Center

We all know flossing is an essential part of taking care of our teeth and gums, but according to some studies, nearly a third of people never floss their teeth at all. Even if you are a diligent brusher who brushes at least twice a day, you are not hitting all the areas of your mouth if you don’t floss. A toothbrush just cannot reach the nooks and crannies between your teeth.

Don’t skip this all-important task in protecting your oral health. Floss at least once a day!

Here are some handy tips your Poway dentist recommends as far as proper flossing technique.

Tips for Flossing Like a Pro

Food particles that stuck between ...

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Checklist: Questions to Ask Your Dentist

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If you’re not having any specific problems, it might not occur to you to ask your dentist questions. But asking questions could make a difference in your long-term oral health.

Here are some questions you might want to consider asking your Poway dentist at your next appointment.

How Often Should I Get a Checkup?

If you are asking this question at a dental appointment, hopefully, you already know that you should go at least twice each year for an examination or cleaning. If you have issues, such as gum disease, you might need to sit in the dental chair more frequently. Make sure your trips to the dentist are happening at the recommended ...

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Don't Keep Falling for These Oral Health Fictions

As much as we now know about oral health, there are still plenty of myths out there that people wrongly believe. On March 20, 2017—World Health Day—FDI World Dental Federation shared its findings from a survey on oral health care from a dozen countries.

Are you a believer in these dental untruths? As always, if you have questions about your own oral health, it’s best to ask your own Poway dentist. Meanwhile, read on for the interesting results from the survey.

Fact Versus Fiction

  1. Nearly half of all people surveyed believed that it is important to brush one’s teeth immediately after brushing. The truth is that it’s best to wait about 30 ...

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The 3 Most Common Dental Emergencies We See – And How to Prevent Them!

Preventing Dental Emergencies | Poway Dentist

While dental emergencies are typically stressful situations, when you know what to do, it's not as overwhelming. Your first step is to remain calm, next is to contact your team at AllDent Dental Center. We're here for you, and today we are going to give you some tips on handling the 3 most common dental emergencies so you don't have to feel overwhelmed.

A Broken or Chipped Tooth

If your tooth breaks, it will need immediate repair in order to avoid further damage. Bring as many pieces of your tooth as you can to Dr. Chung, and he will assess your condition and discuss with you the options you have for the ...

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What You Should Expect during Your Root Canal

Root Canals | AllDent Dental Center

It started off with sensitivity to your cold drink, but it went away. Probably no reason to call the dentist - right? You didn't think twice about it until your tooth woke you up during the night with a severe ache! Now you need a root canal, and you're not sure what to expect. The good news is that AllDent Dental Center is here to help.

What is a Root Canal?

When the pulp, or nerve of your tooth becomes infected, root canal therapy is necessary to remove the infected tissue and keep it from spreading and causing further damage. This is accomplished through a small access hole in the top of ...

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5 Signs That a Dental Implant Is Right for You

Dental Implants | AllDent Dental Center

Most dentists will agree that a dental implant is the best way to replace missing teeth. If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants might be right for you.

Contact Alldent Dental Center and Dr. Tae Chung, your Poway dentist, to find out more about dental implants.

Are Dental Implants Right for You?

Here are three ways to know if dental implants are the right solution for your missing teeth:

  1. You are looking for a durable replacement for one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can last a lifetime if they are properly cared for. And proper care for implants is no different than taking care of your natural teeth. ...

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