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Why Do You Get White Spots on Your Teeth?

You’re looking in the mirror and notice some unusual white spots on your teeth. They aren’t leftover food, and they don’t look like normal stains… so what are they? These white blotches can be a sign of a few different conditions, including fluorosis, enamel hypoplasia, and demineralization. Fluorosis Fluorosis is when too much fluoride has been consumed in the first eight years of life, during which permanent teeth are still developing. This could be due to high-levels of fluoride in your drinking ... Read more

4 Naturally Flossing Foods

Good dental hygiene is about more than just preserving your teeth — it's about maintaining your overall health. While everyone knows that flossing is essential for good dental hygiene, many people struggle to floss daily. There's no perfect substitute for traditional dental floss, but there are several nutritious foods you can eat that naturally floss and clean your teeth. Apples Though apples are sugary, they're also incredibly high in fiber and have a relatively high water content. As you chew an apple, the ... Read more

What Does Family Dentistry Mean?

The dental field presents a variety of specialties, but perhaps the most versatile of them all is family dentistry, which we proudly practice here at Woodlake Family Dentistry. Family dentists are equipped to treat the unique dental needs for children, teenagers, and adults alike, ensuring that all patients have the tools and know how to have beautiful, healthy, and lasting smiles. Types of Dental Services As family dentists, we are able to teach children and their parents the importance of maintaining ... Read more

What Causes Teeth to Stain?

We all want a toothpaste commercial smile, but what if your teeth are not as white as you’d like? Before we explain how to get a brighter smile, let’s talk about what causes your teeth to stain. Three Types of Tooth Stains Intrinsic An intrinsic stain is one that affects the tissue below your enamel called dentin, giving the tooth a darker or yellower color. Your teeth can take on this kind of colorization for many reasons including receiving too much fluoride as a ... Read more

How Sedation Dentistry Can Help You Overcome Fear of the Dentist

While we love our profession, we know that it's fairly common for people to feel a sense of dread about going to the dentist. Even if you've never actually had a bad experience at a dental office, many people can be extremely nervous about their dental appointments. And we can face the facts — nobody hopes to go to the dentist! While many people are able to work through any stress associated with dental procedures, some of us have such fear and anxiety ... Read more
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