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Dentistry for Older Teeth

On July 20th, 2012, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

As we get older, the condition of our oral health is even more important. Although there are changes in the mouth as the body ages, losing your teeth does not have to be one of them. Teeth can generally be kept for a lifetime given proper care. Drinking tap water can be beneficial for the..

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Preventative Measures Against Tooth Decay

On June 28th, 2012, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

Preventative treatment is especially important in today’s dental world. Tooth decay is a commonly occurring problem that can be easily stopped by basic knowledge of good oral upkeep. Most people have gone to the dentist to have a cavity filled, but understanding some basic things about your mouth can prevent needing to deal with tooth..

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Tobacco and Oral Health

On June 8th, 2012, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

Smoking causes damage to basically all parts of your body, but many people do not realize the effect it can have on Oral Health. Smoking can cause periodontal disease, delay healing of the mouth, and increases the risk of oral cancer. Additionally, it causes bad breath, and the stains that accumulate from smoking are usually..

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Toothache? Find out why!

On February 16th, 2012, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

One of the most common tooth issues, the toothache, has a wide variety of causes and treatments. Gum, jaw, and tooth pain are sometimes confused with each other, and without the help of a professional dentist they can be very tough to diagnose. However, in a lot of cases where teeth are hurting or sensitive..

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Wisdom tooth basics

On December 21st, 2011, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

Normally found in four groups of three, molars are sometimes accompanied by up to four wisdom teeth, or extra molars. It is possible to have more than or less than four, but most often there is one wisdom tooth behind each row of molars. Wisdom teeth develop much later in life than other teeth, often..

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Foods that can help your teeth

On December 5th, 2011, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

Keeping your teeth in good shape requires basic dental upkeep, but there are many minerals and vitamins that affect your tooth and gum health too. In addition to flossing, brushing, and having regular dental checkups, your diet should be diverse enough to cover the usual nutritional needs of your teeth. Vitamins A, C, and D..

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Plaque and Tartar

On November 21st, 2011, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

Plaque, Tartar, and Cavities On the surface of the teeth there is actually a complicated, harmless biosphere of various bacteria called a biofilm, or plaque. This biofilm is a diverse collection of bacteria colonies, which are attracted to the smooth surface of the teeth. In contrast to mostly all other parts of the body, the..

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Gnashing or grinding your teeth

On November 4th, 2011, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

Symptoms and solutions for teeth grinding Teeth grinding, or Bruxism, is the clenching, grinding, or biting of your teeth. It occurs during daytime and nighttime, resulting in cases where nighttime grinding and gnashing goes unknown. Commonly found in children, nighttime grinding and chewing on the teeth can cause sensitivity and wear on baby teeth; when..

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Fire in the office

On May 31st, 2011, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

On May 9th 2011, the West Covina dental office of Dr. Jeffrey L. Cohen had an unexpected visit from the local fire department. Smoke was coming down from the ceiling vents. Once it was determined that the source was self limiting and not a danger, the firemen started sharing old dentist jokes. As they continued..

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For Better or Worse – Patients on multiple medications

On May 31st, 2011, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

25 – year West Covina / Covina cosmetic and sedation dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Cohen has made great strides in dental care for patients in the San Gabriel Valley. Many years ago, Dr. Cohen recognized the local population was aging, and they seemed to be taking more prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, medicines purchased in other countries,..

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