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]


 

How to Recover From Having Your Teeth Pulled

“It’s like pulling teeth” may be an expression you use when getting your kids to pick up their toys or do their homework, but nothing is like pulling teeth than actually getting your teeth pulled. Often, patients who are chronic tobacco users, have poor dental hygiene, or extreme periodontal disease need to have their teeth […]

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5 Tips for Every Sugar Addict to Use This Halloween

With the leaves changing and pumpkins gracing virtually every doorstep, Halloween is fun for just about everyone involved— except your teeth. With sticky candies such as taffy and caramel feeling trick-or-treat bags, it can be hard to avoid getting a cavity this time of year. Whether you have a sugar addiction or if you’re trying […]

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How to Perfect Your Smile With Dental Veneers

Braces, teeth whitening, dental cleanings, and toothbrushing are all things that most people have done at least once to help perfect their smile. However, if you have tried all of these options but still don’t have the smile that you’ve always wanted, then you may want to consider getting dental veneers. One of the best […]

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3 Things to Know About Dental Anxiety

If getting your teeth cleaned is enough to send you into a panic attack, then you are certainly not alone. As one of the conditions that can throw you for an emotional loop and make you avoid the dentist at all costs, dental anxiety is real. Luckily, Dr. Janice Scott has a variety of ways […]

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3 Signs You Have Gingivitis

Next, to the common cavity, gingivitis is one of the most prevalent oral conditions that Dr. Janice Scott treats patients for. As the earliest stage of gum disease, gingivitis is easy to spot and treat— especially when it’s caught so early on. To help you prevent against this issue from getting worse, this article will […]

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Back to Basics: Understanding Cavities

You’ve heard of them more than once, and you’ve likely feared them ever since you can remember, but do you know what cavities are? To help you gain a better understanding of cavities, we have created a brief guide. From learning about what they are to how something as simple as brushing can prevent them, […]

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Gag Ya Later: How We Get Rid of Gagging During Impressions

Your mom always told you to watch your words and mind your manners so that you wouldn’t leave a bad impression on those around you. And although it’s good to make a lasting impression with a strong personality and sense of self, it’s equally as important to make a lasting impression when you come into […]

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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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