Deer Park Dental Blog

Oral Health Tips & Info From the Dentists of Deer Park Dental

Welcome to the Deer Park Dental Blog! In this section, you’ll find helpful oral health care tips, the latest news in dentistry, and more. We hope you find this information helpful and welcome your input about future dental topics you’d like us to cover in our blog. Feel free to email us suggestions at [email protected]


3 Summer Foods to Snack On For a Healthier Smile

It seems like decades ago that you were sitting inside huddled up, waiting for warm weather. And now that summer is in full swing; you’re hopefully spending as much time outside barbecuing and lounging by the pool with friends and family as possible. One of the best parts about the warm weather is the cool […]

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How to Tell If you Have An Abscessed Tooth

Just like an onion, there are many different layers of a tooth. There’s the top layer: the enamel, the middle layer: the dentin, and the bottom layer: the pulp. If bacteria seeps through all the layers of the tooth and into the pulp, it can cause an abscess to occur. This abscess can cause extreme […]

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All-On 4 Implants Vs. Dental Implants

When it comes to taking care of your oral health, there are a few things everyone knows: you should visit your dentist for regular cleanings, and you should brush and floss at least twice a day. There are, however, dental procedures and surgeries that most people aren’t quite as familiar with. As two of our […]

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How to Fix Your Broken Veneers

Dental veneers are the perfect way to transform an otherwise imperfect smile. By filing down your existing teeth, porcelain veneers will be glued on top— giving you an almost permanently beautiful smile. If, however, you don’t take proper care of your veneers or if you were in a recent accident, your veneers can crack, chip, […]

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To Give Your Child Gluten or Not: Celiac Disease and Your Child’s Oral Health

It may seem like “gluten free” options are at every grocery store or local restaurant. And even though it can seem like a trendy diet, it is actually a dietary restriction for those who have a condition called Celiac disease. As an immune-mediated disease that occurs when a patient is exposed to gluten, it can […]

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Did You Have a Bad Dental Veneer Job? How Dr. Janice Scott Can Help

When it comes to the finer things in life, you always want the best of the best. Similar to buying a new Mercedes and having it break down, getting dental veneers that don’t look quite right can not only make you wish you didn’t spend the money, but it can also feel quite devastating. If […]

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How to Treat Receding Gums

A receding hairline and receding gums are two things you don’t want to add to your list of things you have. However, sometimes no matter how hard you try to stop these things from happening, you end up bald and with gingivitis. As one of the most common oral illnesses that patients face, receding gums […]

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Is Soda Really Bad for Your Teeth?

Whether you’re a regular soda drinker or the kind of person who just has one on occasion, there’s one thing you know for certain: nothing goes better with pizza quite like a frosty mug of root beer. However, considering soda isn’t exactly packed full of vitamins and minerals, there are some healthier alternatives that you […]

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3 Benefits of Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a mixture of plastic and glass that are used to restore decayed teeth that are caused by cavities. Composites can also be used to help correct cosmetic imperfections. By placing layers of composite onto your tooth, Dr. Janice Scott will use light to cure the composite and harden it. After it is […]

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3 Things to Know About Dental Bonding

If you are like most people, you have a few tooth imperfections that need the care and attention of Dr. Janice Scott. If you have any minor imperfections that need to be fixed, dental bonding may be the right option for you. By applying a thin layer of tooth-colored resin across your tooth, dental bonding […]

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Dental Inlays and Onlays

You’ve heard of a dental filling and probably want to run for the hills (Sound of Music style) at the thought of having to get one. But have you ever heard of dental inlays and onlays? To help you understand this dental procedure, we have created a fast and easy guide to help you out. […]

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From Dusk Until Dawn: 3 Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth All Day Long

If you want to lose weight, you go to the gym. If you want to have a larger vocabulary, you read more frequently. And, if you want to have healthier teeth, you take better care of them. Just like with anything in your life, as soon as you get into a routine, it’s second nature. […]

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Direct Composite Vs. Adhesive Dental Bonding

If you have an imperfect smile, you are certainly not alone. In fact, it’s fair to say that nobody is born with a perfect smile. Whether you have crooked teeth, cracked teeth, or chipped teeth, you may want to consider getting them fixed with dental bonding by Dr. Janice Scott. Read on to learn more […]

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Jingle All the Way: How to Get a Christmas Card Worthy Smile In No Time

With Christmas just around the corner, if you haven’t already taken your Christmas card photo, you may want to hop on that right away. However, if you haven’t taken your Christmas card photo because you are self-conscious about the appearance of your teeth in the picture, consider coming into see Dr. Janice Scott for a […]

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From Washcloth to Toothbrush: How to Clean Your Little One’s Teeth

Parenting can come with a long checklist of things that you should and shouldn’t be doing, and amidst all of the unknown, it can be hard to weed through all the chatter from other parents. When it comes to your child’s dental health, however, we have created a clear-cut guide that will help you know […]

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When to Massage Your Gums

When you typically think about the term “massage” things such as a back massage or foot massage likely come to mind. But did you know that massage is actually a technique that can be used to help ease any oral pain that you may be suffering from as well? Whether you are suffering from something […]

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3 Signs You Have Gingivitis

“Gingivitis” is a term that everyone associates with the plague of your mouth. And although gingivitis is a dental disorder that is less than ideal to have, it is something that can be easily treated, especially if caught early on. If you suspect that you have gingivitis, or gum disease, but you aren’t quite sure […]

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The 411 on Front Dental Implants

Typically when you think of dental implants, you likely associate them with molars that reside in the back of your mouth and are unseen. And although dental implants are in fact used to for molars that have had to be removed either to injury or decay, dental implants can also be used in the front […]

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Need Dental Implants? How to Know If You’re a Good Candidate

Whether you have recently lost a tooth due to an accident or extreme tooth decay, you may be considering getting some dental implants from Dr. Janice Scott. As a great way to help restore your smile and ability to chew like normal once again, dental implants provide patients with a nearly permanent solution to an […]

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What to Know About Your Child’s First Dental Visit

Having a child comes with a long list of things you supposed to know but you likely don’t: including what to know about their first dental visit. Although you may assume that your child won’t need to go to the dentist until they have a full mouth of teeth, they should actually start to see […]

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