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Wisdom Teeth 101 

Posted on: April 28th, 2022 by | No Comments

Wisdom teeth are the final molars to come into a person’s mouth. They usually start to emerge behind existing upper and lower molars between 17 and 21 years of age. In fact, they got their name because of this later emergence, when children are gaining wisdom as they mature into young adults! They are also […]

Tooth Restoration Options

Posted on: March 16th, 2022 by | No Comments

When a tooth is damaged or has a cavity, there may be a couple of restoration options available. The spectrum of tooth restoration options ranges from fillings and crowns to the more aggressive implants and root canals. We’ve assembled a quick review of your tooth restoration options, in case you want to know what can […]

How Acid and Sugar Damage Your Teeth

Posted on: February 16th, 2022 by | No Comments

Protecting teeth from the damage that causes cavities is really a two-part job. One part is preventive. It includes fortifying your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing between the teeth. That should be standard procedure with you and your family members! Another part is avoiding food and drink that can weaken and […]

Flossing Options for Your Brightest, Cleanest Smile

Posted on: January 28th, 2022 by | No Comments

Let’s be honest. Flossing is not the world’s most popular dental hygiene activity. Brushing your teeth is quick and easy. Flossing is a process. You have to get the floss, pull out the floss, go between each tooth, changing the floss along the way, and reaching way back into your mouth to get between and […]

Tooth Anatomy

Posted on: January 5th, 2022 by | No Comments

You only get one set of 32 adult teeth, so knowing the anatomy of your teeth can help you better understand and manage your oral health. Teeth are strong, but the care you give them can make them more resilient so you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Strong Inside and Out The basic […]

Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Posted on: November 16th, 2021 by | No Comments

Are there cavities hiding out in your mouth? How do you know when you have a cavity? The truth is, tooth decay may or may not produce symptoms, but it helps to know what those symptoms are so you can act quickly to minimize the damage cavities can cause. If you let cavities go, they […]

Combatting Dental Anxiety

Posted on: October 27th, 2021 by | No Comments

Does your child freak out at the dentist’s office? Are you afraid of going to the dentist? If so, you and your child are not alone! Some statistics show that 25 percent or more of the population has dental anxiety or fear of the dentist. It is common to be afraid or anxious about dental […]

How Diabetes Affects Dental Health

Posted on: October 5th, 2021 by | No Comments

Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect your dental health as well as numerous aspects of your physical health. When your body cannot process sugar properly, the sugars in the blood get out of control. As far as dental health is concerned, this can cause an imbalance in your saliva, which can promote cavities, […]

Foods to Eat to Enhance Oral Health

Posted on: August 24th, 2021 by | No Comments

We already know that reaching for a candy bar with caramel and a cookie inside isn’t the best choice for our health, let alone our teeth. The carbs and sticky sweets have little nutritional value, plus, they adhere to teeth and can promote tooth decay. Instead, let’s focus on what we can eat to enhance […]

Dental Care During Pregnancy

Posted on: July 23rd, 2021 by | No Comments

Expecting a baby or planning to have one soon? Congratulations! Now comes the important work of taking care of yourself over the upcoming months. And if you’re wondering about dental care during pregnancy, Uptown Dental has answers for you. Dental care is part of your overall health, and we want you and your baby to […]