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Tooth enamel is the protective outer covering of our teeth. Without enamel, the dentin, the inner portion of the teeth, would wear down easily. Even though enamel is strong, it can chip or break. Because it contains no living cells like bones do, tooth enamel cannot heal or grow back. Tooth enamel erosion can leave your...
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“The amount of sleep the average person needs is five minutes more. ” Wilson Mezener That got your attention–right?! We all want to feel well-rested, and for most of us, between kids and work and sleep issues, it is difficult to get enough sleep. Current technology such as the popular fitness bands allow us to...
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Natural wear and tear causes tooth enamel to get thinner and wear down over time. The color seems duller and dark, and there may even be a few chipped, cracked or broken teeth. Even when we are diligent with good oral hygiene, there will be some loss of luster, brightness and shape as we age....
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Many dental emergencies involve cracked teeth. They can be painful, scary, but also–avoidable! Here are a few ways to ensure you don’t chip or crack the enamel of your teeth. 1. Don’t open things with your teeth.  You probably know you shouldn’t, but sometimes the scissors are so far away! Don’t use your teeth to...
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3 tips to making Westminster dental care more affordable Do you ever put off taking care of a filling or root canal to avoid the cost? Have you skipped two or more dental check-ups because you don’t have a good dental plan and are afraid of what your dentist might find? Medical care is expensive and sometimes...
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Have you ever refused to purchase the latest technology (cell phone, tablet, laptop, etc.) because you are sure that the update or upgrade is going to “get out all the kinks” or be faster/smaller/sleeker than the original? When watching a movie, do you continue to anticipate the next scene without even processing the one currently...
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Is your Instagram or Facebook feed filled with photos of green smoothies, brown rice, and treadmills this week? Is your gym’s parking lot full? Most of us, at one time or another, have resolved that after a season of overindulgence, once and for all on January 1st we will throw out the junk food, lose...
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3 ways to keep your Westminster gums healthy Gum disease can happen to anyone, and it is more common than you may know. In fact, periodontitis, the most advanced form of gum disease, affects about 75% of Americans over the age of 30 and is still the leading cause of adult tooth loss in this...
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A new non-invasive technique to reshape your Westminster gums Do you have sensitive teeth and gums? Have you noticed that your teeth look longer than they did previously? Receding gums are more common than you may think, and gum disease is not the only cause. In fact, studies show that more than half of the...
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Ozone treatment – a quick and non-invasive fix for cavities, sensitive teeth If you have ever bitten into an ice cream cone or taken a sip of your daily hot coffee and experienced a shocking wave of pain, then you may have the beginnings of a new cavity. It could also simply be, however, that...
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