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Dental News: The Connection Between Childhood Tooth Decay And Yeast

Your toddler should have regular dental visits, and here’s why. More than one-third of all toddlers in the U.S. are affected by a serious form of tooth decay characterized by yeast and bacteria combining to form a biofilm that coats

This Is Why Your Dentist Needs Your Medical History

“Why do I have to fill out all this paperwork? Why does my dentist need to know my medical history just to clean my teeth?” These are questions you may have voiced to yourself as you sat in the waiting

Questions You Should Ask Your Dentist

Dentists love it when their patients ask questions—they really do! You likely ask your family doctor many questions about your health, so why not ask your dentist about your oral health? The dentist-patient relationship is very important, and it is

Mistakes in Dental History

Today’s dental history tale is about mistakes in dental history. The path to dental care as we know it today was not a smooth one. The 18th century provides several examples. America may have won the War for Independence in 1776,

Dental Work While Pregnant: What You Should Know

When you’re pregnant, you have to worry about so many things. On the forefront of your mind is safety of the baby, and safety for your own health, during your pregnancy. One of the most common questions expectant mothers have is

Dental News: Better Detection of Oral Cancers

Oral cancer can go unnoticed for years. The cancer starts in the mouth and looks like one of those small ulcers we all get from time to time. The area is typically painless and difficult or impossible to see; you

Summer Fun In Petaluma

Ah, summertime. Sun. Sand. No school! Do you know what are you doing this summer in Petaluma? There’s so much to choose from! It’s hard to narrow it all down, but here are some suggestions for summer fun. Natural Fun

The First Dental Drills Are Over 14,000 Years Old

Most people dread it when they hear those four little words from their dentists: “You have a cavity”. Why? Because it leads to drilling and most of us don’t relish that thought. But imagine a world without modern dental technology. Were

Oral Cancer Risk Factors And Prevention

Oral cancer. It’s not a cancer you hear about very often, but surprisingly, it accounts for 2 percent of all cancer diagnoses. And that is a pretty big number considering all the other cancers you hear about, like breast cancer

Do You Have A Nightly Grind? Teeth Clenching

Do you find yourself sitting in a meeting at work or working on your computer, only to realize you’re clenching your teeth? Do you wake up refreshed and ready to start the day, or do you wake up with a