Rose City Dental Blog

Braces, Now Spaces: Caring for Teeth After They’ve Moved

Posted by John Lee - December 18, 2015 - Uncategorized

Anyone who was lucky enough to have braces during childhood or adolescence has likely enjoyed a straight and beautiful smile for years afterward. Although most orthodontists suggest prolonged or permanent use of removable retainers following braces, few people maintain the routine. Whether you doubted your teeth would continue to move or just grew tired of […]

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5 Ways to Overcome Dental Anxiety

Posted by John Lee - November 16, 2015 - Uncategorized

Imagine that you’re sitting in a hammock in the shade, the lull of ocean waves breaking in the background. You feel warm, safe, and comfortable. The only thing you have on your mind is relaxation, and all your senses remain calm. Now, imagine feeling that level of serenity at the dentist. Seem impossible? Don’t feel […]

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Does Periodontal Disease Cause Other Diseases?

Posted by John Lee - November 3, 2015 - Uncategorized

You may have heard about the link between periodontal disease-an infection of the gums-and other diseases. Many people with periodontal disease have certain other diseases as well. This link raises many questions. Does periodontal disease cause these diseases, or do these diseases cause periodontal disease? Or does something else cause both of them? Let’s find […]

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Avoiding Cavities this Holiday Season

Posted by John Lee - October 19, 2015 - Uncategorized

With the holiday season approaching, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to eat sugary treats. How could you pass on your candy bars during Halloween, your grandmother’s famous pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, or your candy cane collection during Christmas? But you know all this sugary food might lead to cavities if you’re not careful. Watch for […]

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Tooth Loss in Children: When to See a Dentist

Posted by John Lee - September 30, 2015 - Uncategorized

When your child begins elementary school, she also begins losing her primary teeth. While visions of tooth fairies fill your child’s head, you wonder what you should expect. For example, you might wonder how many teeth your child should lose and when. You might also wonder how to know if your child’s tooth loss is […]

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Common Dental Myths Debunked

Posted by John Lee - September 16, 2015 - Uncategorized

Most people learn dental hygiene before they learn to tie their shoes. But once you learn how to brush and floss properly, it's up to you to keep your mouth healthy. But with the many myths about dental health out there, you could overhear false information that could harm your teeth and gums. Learn about […]

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How Do Your Genes Influence Your Dental Health?

Posted by John Lee - September 2, 2015 - Uncategorized

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? You might have your mother's eyes, your father's nose, your great-aunt's earlobes, and your grandma's hair color-all assembled on a face that's uniquely your own. Most people think about hair or eye color when they discuss inheritance. But what about your teeth? Even if your […]

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Common Dental Problems That Come with Age and How to Prevent Them

Posted by John Lee - August 26, 2015 - Uncategorized

As an adult, you know that you need to care for your teeth. You brush and floss twice a day, and you never miss a dental checkup. You even avoid acidic and sugary foods to safeguard your smile. However, you may have noticed that your smile doesn't appear as bright as it did when you […]

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Minimize These 10 Common Habits to Save Your Smile

Posted by John Lee - August 10, 2015 - Uncategorized

Most people recognize several common factors that lead to tooth damage. If you don't brush or floss, you teeth may decay and cause expensive cavities. Sports players often face injuries to the mouth that chip or knock out teeth. These examples may seem extreme, but teeth are more fragile than we realize. How we care […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Teeth Whitening

Posted by John Lee - August 3, 2015 - Uncategorized

You haven't felt confident about your smile in a while. Thanks to age, medication, dark foods, or other factors, your teeth have become discolored. In the meantime, you see celebrities and friends with beautiful white smiles, and you feel a hint of envy. You want to bleach the discoloration away, but you feel apprehension as […]

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