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Chewing Ice

August 12th, 2017

It's a habit many people have and not only can it be annoying to the people around you, it can be detrimental to your dental health.  Chewing ice is so common that it even has its own name, pagophagia.

Although it can appear to be a seemingly harmless habit, from our side of the chair we see the damage.  Chewing on ice can cause:  chipped teeth, damaged enamel, sore jaw muscles, and damage to dental work such as crowns, fillings, or other appliances.

For whatever reason you find yourself chewing on it, it's a habit you need to break.

Next time you find yourself wanting to chew on something , try these alternatives:

Baby carrots, celery sticks or sugar -free (xylitol) gum

Dental Implants

August 4th, 2017

With Noble Guide no guess work regarding the implant placement is needed.  This new customized software system helps diagnosis and treatment plan the placement of the implant.  A CT scan (3D view) is used to customize a surgical template which guides the dentist to the exact placement of the implant.  This beforehand planning makes the accurate placement minimally invasive, increasing the patient comfort before and after treatment.

When do children usually lose heir baby teeth?

May 12th, 2017

Many parents worry that their children's teeth are not falling out on time.  A lot of concerned parents want to know: When will my child lose his or her first baby tooth? At what age should the last tooth fall out?  Is there a specific order in which the teeth are lost?

A child's 20 baby teeth typically come in by age three and begin to loosen and fall out on their own to make room for permanent teeth, which usually appear by the time your child is six.  It is important to know that timing may vary, and girls typically lose their baby teeth earlier than boys.  The last baby teeth will likely fall out by the time your child is 13.

Baby teeth tend to fall out in the order in which they came, which means the lower center incisors are usually the first to go when your child is between six and seven years old.  The next teeth your child will lose are his or her top center pair, also called the upper central incisors.

St. Paddy's Day

March 17th, 2017

St. Patrick's day is known for it's many traditions: green beer, skirts, parades and pinching.  Going to the dentist is a new one being added to the list.

According to data there is a increase in emergency dental visits the day after St. Patrick Day.  Why the sudden rise in visits? Shenanigans . When the alcohol goes in and the logic goes out, fractured teeth can be the result !

Still no matter what, St. Patrick's day is a great time to celebrate your inner Irish-ness!

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