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I’ve always been told eating sugary foods is bad for my teeth. Are there any other foods I should be careful of?

Yes, although sugar intake should be limited, we have to take special attention to the amount acid we intake. Many foods such as lemons, oranges and all carbonated drinks (sports drinks, energy drinks, pop) have a high level of acid. Once sugar is in our mouth it turns into acid and the acid is what [...]

2016-11-10T13:27:00-07:00November 9th, 2016||

Can 50th Avenue Dental direct bill to my dental Insurance?

Yes. We can direct bill to most insurance companies. Prepaid dental plans are developed to assist patients with paying for dental care, not to pay for 100% of the dental care received. Our office can help estimate how much will be paid by your insurance plan by providing a pre-treatment plan that can be submitted [...]

2016-11-10T13:27:25-07:00November 9th, 2016||

I have a fear of dentists. What should I do?

Dental anxiety and phobias are a significant barrier to some in seeking necessary dental treatment and maintaining a healthy smile.  Many times this is caused by an unpleasant dental experience in the past, but there are other reasons or sometimes no explanation at all.  Understanding is the first step in overcoming these barriers.  We strive [...]

2016-11-29T15:51:49-07:00November 9th, 2016||

Is there a benefit to fluoride?

Fluoride is a mineral that can be found in nature, such as in soil, air and water, and in very small amounts in most foods. We also get exposed to fluoride through dental products, like mouthwash and toothpaste, and by drinking tap water. Fluoride helps to make our tooth enamel (the tooth’s outer layer) stronger. [...]

2016-11-10T13:27:49-07:00November 9th, 2016||

Will my oral piercing damage my teeth?

Body piercing is a popular form of self-expression. Oral piercings or tongue splitting may look cool, but they can be dangerous to your health. That’s because your mouth contains millions of bacteria, and infection and swelling often occur with mouth piercings. For instance, your mouth and tongue could swell so much that you close off [...]

2016-11-10T13:27:58-07:00November 9th, 2016||
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