Fenton Family Blogs

Botox And Your Dentist

The field of dentistry is emerging as a mainstream option for Botox treatments, and we’re thrilled to be part of it.  On the surface, it may seem out of place, but if we go more than skin deep, it makes perfect sense.  Let’s move past any preconceived notions and take a look at why, and…

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Why Choose Dental Implants?

The number of Americans estimated to be missing at least one tooth is 178 million, and 22% of them are missing all of their teeth.  The most prevalent causes of tooth loss are cavities, gum or bone disease, and injury.  A dental implant is a simulated root inserted below the jawline that holds a prosthetic…

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Electric or Manual Toothbrush?

There has been debate over the years regarding the performance of manual vs. electric toothbrushes.  Of course, brushing, in general, is the bedrock of good oral health and the American Dental Association (ADA) agrees that both are effective at removing plaque that causes decay.  However, either have pros and cons, depending on the individual. Electric…

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The Facts About Flossing

Flossing your teeth every day is critical to a healthy mouth and body.  Passing on this one simple step, even for a few days, allows bacteria to harden and stick between teeth leading to more invasive issues and expensive procedures down the road.  Floss Before or After Brushing? There are two schools of thinking here. …

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What Does Bad Breath Mean?

Let’s face it; we’ve all had concerns about our breath at one point or another.  Halitosis, otherwise known as bad breath, may be the result of diet, like that morning coffee, garlic at lunch or even a dry mouth caused by not drinking enough water throughout the day.  It may also be a sign of…

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How Do You Make Brushing Fun For Kids?

Training your little one to brush their teeth can be a bona fide jaw clinching challenge (for everyone!). We recommend that kids begin learning to clean their teeth by the age of 2.  However, on average, they will be closer to 7 before the task is mastered.   If brushing brings defiance and a struggle, there…

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Why is Fluoride Important For Teeth?

You are undoubtedly aware of the importance brushing, and flossing has on your dental health.  But the use of fluoride offers enormous benefits too. Each day minerals such as phosphate, calcium, and fluoride are lost from the enamel layers of your teeth, (demineralization).   If those minerals are not replenished (remineralization), it will lead to tooth…

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