Teens: Cut Back on Soda and Sports Drinks

February 10th, 2017
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Cutting back on sugary drinks during teenage years is essential for maintaining your oral health!

Whether or not you realize it, your diet has a huge impact on the state of your teeth. While the teenage years are full of many regrettable decisions you can reverse later (like that pink hair or mohawk), your teeth aren’t so salvageable. Cutting back on soda and sports drinks is crucial to maintaining good dental health and dental hygiene. Read the rest of this entry »

Get to Know Your Teeth: Tooth Anatomy

February 3rd, 2017
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Get to know your teeth!

In order to take care of your teeth to the best your ability, it is important to have a handle on tooth anatomy. There are, in fact, a number of different layers when it comes to your teeth, and even different types of teeth. Read on to learn all about what’s going on in your mouth. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Common Mistakes You May Make when You Brush Your Teeth

January 27th, 2017
Brush Your Teeth

What mistakes are you making when you brush your teeth?

One of the most important practices of dental hygiene is brushing your teeth. Brushing your teeth is such a simple hygiene task that we sometimes don’t pay attention or even know that we are making major mistakes. Check out these common teeth brushing mistakes to avoid bad hygiene. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Foods to Eat after Wisdom Tooth Removal

January 19th, 2017

Getting your wisdom teeth pulled is not usually very pleasant. It also may require you to stay away from eating tough, textured foods. Tasty foods like steak and ribs may not the best option for eating after wisdom tooth removal. Here at Fatemi Family Dentistry we have a list of food options for a wisdom tooth aftercare diet that will be easy for you to chew and satisfy your stomach while your mouth heals. 

Soup is a great food option to eat after wisdom tooth removal

Soup is a great food option to eat after wisdom tooth removal

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Can Cold Weather Hurt Your Teeth?

January 13th, 2017

Have you found your teeth chattering because of freezing temperatures? Do you feel like you’re experiencing toothaches because of frigid weather? Well, there may be some concerns about cold weather affecting your teeth. Here are ways that cold weather can affect your teeth and some ways that you can protect your teeth from it.

Young woman with toothache and ice bag.

Cold weather may have an affect on tooth pain

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Top Causes of Yellow Teeth and How to Avoid Them

January 5th, 2017

Do you ever wonder why teeth turn yellow so easily? Are you tired of not wanting to smile because you are worried about showing off yellow teeth? It is best to prevent your teeth from yellowing by knowing what causes yellow teeth. Be confident in your smile and find out what causes yellow teeth so that you can avoid it. 

Good dental hygiene can prevent teeth staining.

Good dental hygiene can prevent teeth staining.

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Should you Pull Out your Child’s Baby Teeth?

December 22nd, 2016

 

Girl brushing teeth

Is your child excited to get rid of their baby teeth?

It is common for a child to be excited for a visit from the tooth fairy. They might ask mom or dad to pull the dangling tooth out as quickly as possible so they can receive their gift under the pillow. Hooking a loose baby tooth to a doorknob by a string and slamming it to pull out the tooth may seem fun but it can bring consequences as well. Read on to find out how a parent should handle baby teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

What To Expect About Your Oral Health When You’re Expecting

December 16th, 2016
smiling pregnant lady teeth

Congratulations on your new addition!

Congratulations on your little one en route! These next few months are a series of exciting physical and emotional changes in your life. While you ready the nursery and search for your baby’s name, consider the toll your pregnancy may be taking on your oral health. Read the rest of this entry »

What is a Root Canal?

December 9th, 2016
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The phrase “root canal” might scare you, but do you know what the procedure really is?

Root canal—the two words that can make just about every person shudder in fear or dread. However, root canals have a bad reputation for a bad reason, as they are painless and valuable procedures when given in a modern dentist’s office like Fatemi Family Dentistry. Here is the lowdown on what a root canal is (and why you shouldn’t be so afraid)! Read the rest of this entry »

What Are Dental Sealants and Why Are They Used?

December 2nd, 2016
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Dental sealants are a great tool to help prevent decay.

If you are concerned about potential tooth decay and looking for a simple and effective way to protect your smile, dental sealants could be a great option for you. What exactly are dental sealants and why are they typically used? Read the rest of this entry »