Top 5 Do’s And Don’ts Of Dental Hygiene

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Welcome to our blog and thanks for stopping by. Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry wants to deliver some straightforward tips for oral hygiene. 1.Do… remember you are just clearing the plaque away before it turns to tartar. A gentle toothbrushing at the appropriate angle can gently clean the bacteria away. Once plaque has settled into…

Are Dental Veneers Reversible?

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When individuals seek cosmetic dentistry to improve their smile, porcelain veneers are a celebrated option. Unlike a crown that completely covers the tooth, a veneer is a super thin layer of a very heavy-duty porcelain, composite bonding, or ceramic. When bonded to a tooth, the veneer creates a natural, translucent, and new surface. It improves…

How Much Do You Know About Gum Disease?

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1. Which of the following are risk factors for gum disease (periodontitis)? a. Pregnancy b. Overbite c. Diabetes d. Family history 2. Which of the items below are possible signs of gum disease? a. Teeth that seem to be longer b. A change in the way dentures fit c. Bleeding gums d. Sore gums 3.…

Why Visit The Dentist?

Why Visit The Dentist?

In today’s post, we share a personal story from a patient: For quite a few years, I didn’t have ‘go to the dentist’ at the top of my to-do list. But all that has changed. I now consider visits an integral part of my personal health plan.  Here’s why… Teeth won’t stay healthy without consistent…

The 411 on TMJ

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Do you have unexplained pain or clicking sounds in your jaw? They can be the result of a serious jaw condition. Some ailments with the jaw and the muscles that control it are known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). But it’s also commonly called TMJ, because that’s the acronym for the name of the joint. Technically,…