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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

Interesting Facts about Teeth and Dentistry

The mouth is a fascinating place. For one, it houses your tongue, the only muscle in the body that works without skeletal support and is the strongest muscle in the body relative to its size. We at Woodlake Family Dentistry would like to to tell you a few more interesting facts about dentistry and about teeth that make the mouth, and our jobs, so fascinating! Tooth Enamel — Harder than Steel The first layer of your teeth is known as the enamel, and it's the ... Read more

Getting Your Child Ready for Their First Dental Visit

Kids pick up on a lot of things from their parents, even their parents' feeling about their dental appointment. We believe that preparing your kids for their dental appointment is important for laying a good foundation for future oral health care. By preparing your kids for a positive experience at the dentist, they can create positive associations with taking care of their teeth, rather than the negative associations with the dentist that are perpetuated by the media. At Woodlake Family Dentistry, ... Read more
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