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How to Floss When Your Braces Are in the Way?

Getting braces is an experience that none of us relish. Fortunately, those few years of inconvenience make it possible for you to have a more attractive smile that is easier to maintain and protect from tooth decay. If you can manage to take care of your teeth while your braces are in place. Flossing with … Read more

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Is Carbonation Harmful to Your Teeth?

After decades of sparkling water being a largely European trend, the American public is finally jumping on the bandwagon. Refreshing flavors and the pleasant bubbling sensation aside, the growth of sparkling water consumption in the United States has led many to wonder about the effects of carbonation on teeth. Is carbonation harmful for your teeth … Read more

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Important Points For Children to Enjoy Brushing

  Getting your kids to brush their teeth can sometimes be a dreaded task for parents. A lot of kids, especially younger ones, are uninterested in good oral hygiene and would rather eat sweets than brush their teeth. It is important to teach your kids at an early age the importance of brushing their teeth … Read more


The Aggression and Progression of Gingivitis

  Gingivitis, although seemingly unimportant to most people, is a condition that you cannot just ignore because the condition can lead to all kinds of problems for a patient. Some people are only concerned about the health of their teeth; they fail to give their gums the proper care it deserves. They think that dental … Read more

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What to Do When a Filling Falls Out

  If you have a filling on one of your teeth and it falls out, you may wonder if this is a dental emergency. It’s not an emergency in most cases, but you should still contact O.C. Dental and come in to have it replaced as soon as possible. A filling can come loose when … Read more

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What is Composite Filling Dentistry?

If one or more of your teeth has significant decay, your OC Dental Specialists dentist will advise you to have a cavity filled to preserve it. Over the past years, silver amalgam was the particular choice for filling material. However, most dental patients today prefer composite fillings instead. This is partly cosmetic since composite fillings … Read more

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Symptoms and Remedies of a Tooth Abscess

  A tooth abscess can stumble to anybody. Having a tooth abscess can become very painful and frightening since your face can swell as a result of the abscess. This is why it’s very much recommended that you make a dental emergency appointment with an emergency dentist. More complications can also happen like the spreading … Read more


Don’t Ignore the Pain of Wisdom Teeth

Pericoronitis is a condition that develops when the gum tissue surrounding the molars becomes irritated and inflamed. It can be quite painful. The typical cause is food and bacteria becoming trapped underneath a piece of gum tissue that covers a partially erupted tooth. This situation occurs most frequently with young adults from the approximate ages … Read more