• Fact!

    Posted Feb 25th, 2014 By in Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

    Contrary to popular belief, George Washington’s famous dentures weren’t made from wood. His four pairs of custom chompers were crafted from gold, ivory, lead and a mixture of human, donkey, and hippopotamus teeth (take care of yours and you won’t have to think about it)!

  • SMILE OFTEN!

    Posted Feb 21st, 2014 By in Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

    Fact: The average woman smiles about 62 times per day! A man? Only 8. Smile often!

    “You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.”
    ― Charlie Chaplin

  • Do your gums bleed when brushing?

    Posted Feb 18th, 2014 By in Sanding Dental Blog | 2 Comments

    Gums should not bleed upon brushing. This is an indication of a gum infection. Sore bleeding gums and pink in the sink are not normal.

  • HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

    Posted Feb 14th, 2014 By in Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

    On Valentine’s Day, showing our love and appreciation for someone often is communicated with a heart-shaped box of scrumptious chocolate candy treats. Unbelievably, Americans buy more than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolates each year. While most of us are aware that consuming large amounts of candy during this holiday can contribute to a larger waistline, we may not think about how sweets impact our oral health.

    Impact of Sweets on Your Teeth
    Each time bacteria come into contact with sugar in your mouth, acid is produced, which attacks your teeth for at least 20 minutes. And the bacteria that cause cavities thrive in sweets and sodas. Cavities are caused by tooth decay that destroys the tooth structures and can affect both the enamel and inner layer of the tooth.

    Sweets That are Tough on Your Teeth
    Some foods and candies create more problems for your teeth than others, including those that are sticky, dissolve slowly or are sucked, such as lollipops, hard candies, toffee, gum drops, taffy, caramel corn, peanut brittle, dried fruit, chocolate-covered raisins and high-energy sports bars.

    Keep Your Teeth Healthy
    To maintain good oral health, brush your teeth at least twice a day, use floss daily, eat nutritious foods, limit snacks, including candy, pretzels, and chips, and visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and exams.

    Schedule your appointment now at 510-926-7910!

  • Why Do People Lose Their Teeth?

    Posted Feb 14th, 2014 By in Sanding Dental Blog | Comments

    People usually lose their permanent teeth due to periodontal (say: per-ee-o-dahn-tul) disease, or gum disease, which is caused by a buildup of plaque (a film that sticks to your teeth) and bacteria that attacks the gums. Diseased gums aren’t strong and healthy, so teeth can get loose and fall out.

    Older people often have many cavities that have been filled over the years, and these fillings can weaken over time, leading to more tooth decay.

    About half of older adults in the United States have most of their natural teeth. So that means a little less than half do not. The good news is that the number of people who need dentures has gone down and is expected to continue going down because people are getting better dental care.

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