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Ask the Dentist – How do you Replace a Restorative Crown?

by Charles Rodgers, DDS – Smile Generation®-trusted owner dentist  The question was recently posed to us: “How does a dentist remove a permanent crown and replace it with a new restoration?” The answer is: very carefully! Every patient is unique and should consult with a dentist before undergoing any treatment plan. The majority of the […]

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Uncovering the Roots Behind National Toothache Day & Common Causes for Toothaches

Did you know that National Toothache Day is a real holiday? “Celebrated” every February 9, National Toothache Day shares the same day as the founding of Hershey Chocolate Corporation in the year 1894. The Feast of Saint Apollonia, the Christian patroness of dentistry, is also celebrated February 9.  Coincidence perhaps? Whatever the reason is behind the creation of […]

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Dentist Explains How To Ease Dental Appointment Anxiety In Children

A question was posed to us recently on Twitter: “How do Smile Generation®-trusted dentists ease anxiety in younger patients?”. This issue is certainly not unique to this individual alone. There are many of us who suffer from crippling anxiety when the topic of visiting the dentist comes up. We asked one of the best we know, Dr. […]

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Secrets to Proper Flossing

Flossing tips from Crest® + Oral-B® & The Smile Generation®, providing healthy smiles Gum disease begins at the gum line and between teeth. Daily flossing is an important part of your oral health care routine to help remove the plaque from these areas where a toothbrush does not completely reach. And even though twice-daily tooth brushing is […]

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How To Conquer Bad Breath Once And For All

Bad breath is an unpleasant smell from the mouth that can often negatively affect one’s self esteem when speaking to others. Bad breath is typically caused by several factors:     Improper Oral Hygiene: Plaque buildup around the teeth leads to bacterial growth, thus producing an unpleasant smell. If not cleaned properly, plaque can cause […]

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Ask a Dentist: Overcoming Dental Fear

This week our “Ask a Dentist” question comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous, however it is a topic that many will find relevant:  “I have a terrible fear of the dentist but my tooth pain is unbearable. What can I do?” Here is what our featured dentist wrote in reply: “Hi, my name […]

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Ask a Dentist: When is it time to get a new toothbrush?

Dr. Dhaval Patel, owner dentist from Pleasant Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, a member of the Smile Generation family, in Roseville, CA answers this week’s questions.  One of our twitter followers asked: “What should we look for in a toothbrush?”  According to Dr. Patel, we should : “Choose a toothbrush with soft nylon bristles, which […]

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Don’t Deny a Dentist a Toothache Visit

You have been doing well.  You brush regularly, floss just about as often as you should, and visit the dentist every six months.  The health of your teeth is something you don’t have to worry about.  What about that nagging and increasingly painful feeling in your mouth?  Do you have a toothache but think it […]

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Talk to Your Dentist About Wisdom Teeth

Do you take a proactive or reactionary approach to your teeth?  Some people actively ask questions and engage their dentist when visiting, while others take a more passive approach.  A dentist will improve your mouth and smile regardless of your temperament, yet it may make you feel more at ease by asking your dentist questions […]

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Ask A Dentist: A child’s first visit to the dentist

Smile Generation dentist Dr. Charles Rodgers, DDS answers questions from our Facebook followers. Q. When should a child first see a dentist?  A. Typically for a general practitioner, the age is 3.  But if a parent sees something suspicious, they should get the child in sooner.  In cases like this, the child will usually end up being […]

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