Does Chewing Gum Help Your Jawline?

Does Chewing Gum Help Your Jawline?

A strong, chiseled jawline has long been a physical trait many men, and even women, strive for. Unfortunately, only some are born with this chiseled feature, though many still strive to achieve the strong, sharp jawline that many find more physically appealing. If you...
Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Change Face Shape?

Does Wisdom Teeth Removal Change Face Shape?

If your dentist has recommended wisdom teeth removal, you likely have numerous questions and concerns when it comes to this procedure. One common question people have when considering this procedure is if their face will change shape after the removal of wisdom teeth....
Does Everyone Get Wisdom Teeth?

Does Everyone Get Wisdom Teeth?

Wisdom teeth often begin to emerge at some point during the late teens to early years of adulthood and are often considered a rite of passage. In many cases, however, you do not have enough room in your mouth and jaw to support these third molars, meaning you will...
What to Do When a Rotten Tooth Falls Out

What to Do When a Rotten Tooth Falls Out

When you are a child, the idea of losing a tooth means a visit from the tooth fairy and a surprise when you wake up. Unfortunately, as an adult, the loss of a permanent tooth doesn’t come with the same excitement. Unlike with baby teeth, the loss of a permanent tooth...
Why Is My Tongue White?

Why Is My Tongue White?

Seeing a white tongue in the mirror after brushing your teeth may be a scary wake-up call in the morning. You may notice your entire tongue is white or covered in white patches. While this may take you by surprise, the fact is a white covering on the tongue can be a...
10 Types of Toothpaste: Which Is the Best One?

10 Types of Toothpaste: Which Is the Best One?

A simple walk down the dental aisle of your local department store can be overwhelming. With an entire aisle filled with different kinds of toothpaste and dental products, how do you know which is the best toothpaste for you? When it comes to toothpaste, the choices...
Is Having Bad Teeth Genetic?

Is Having Bad Teeth Genetic?

Blond hair and blue eyes are common genetic factors passed down by our parents, but can those same genes contribute to your bad teeth and oral health? Can you blame your crooked smile or gum disease on your parents? Can bad teeth be hereditary? The answer is maybe....
Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

Why Do I Have a Bitter Taste in My Mouth?

When you drink a glass of lemonade, a bitter or sour taste is common, but it normally disappears after a little time or after brushing your teeth. However, if you have a bitter taste in your mouth that lingers or remains for an extended time and doesn’t improve after...
Jaw Pain on One Side: Causes and Treatment

Jaw Pain on One Side: Causes and Treatment

No one wants to experience pain, but sudden pain can be even more challenging when you don’t know what is causing it. Whether you wake up with sudden jaw pain or it slowly builds during the day, you may assume that it is something dental-related. While times,...
What Is the Safest Way to Whiten Teeth?

What Is the Safest Way to Whiten Teeth?

We all hope for a bright, beautiful, and healthy smile. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the reality and tooth discoloration can often dull a beautiful, bright smile, leaving many to consider tooth whitening options. One trip down your local dental care aisle and you...
Does Smoking Make Tooth Pain Worse?

Does Smoking Make Tooth Pain Worse?

We all know that smoking is bad for our overall health, but it can also be a major contributor to oral health problems. Whether you are smoking traditional cigarettes, cigars, vapes, or hookah water pipes, your risk of dental complications increases. But what about...
What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

What to Do in a Dental Emergency?

Dental emergencies happen all the time but, when it happens to you, it can be a painful and scary situation. But what do you do when a dental emergency occurs and what is a true dental emergency? At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we understand how frightening a dental...
Do Hospitals Have Dentists?

Do Hospitals Have Dentists?

Dental emergencies happen all the time. In fact, dental-related visits to the hospital emergency room for tooth pain or other dental emergencies account for over $2 billion in hospital costs for patients nationally each year. But what can the ER do for tooth pain and...
How to Stop a Gag Reflex?

How to Stop a Gag Reflex?

Everyone has a gag reflex, but if your gag reflex is considered exaggerated, it can make it difficult to undergo any routine dental treatment and put you at risk of dental decay and tooth loss. So, what can you do to reduce your urge to gag? How do you suppress your...
How to Prevent a Root Canal?

How to Prevent a Root Canal?

Despite being a dental procedure that makes most people cringe, many do not even know what a root canal is. This common dental procedure is designed to save a damaged or decayed tooth, allowing you to maintain your smile. Despite its effectiveness and the fact that...
Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

We all know the importance of daily brushing and flossing. You have likely heard that you should brush your teeth twice daily with a soft-bristle toothbrush. When should you brush your teeth in the morning? Is it better to brush your teeth before or after breakfast?...
12 Best Treatments for Canker Sores

12 Best Treatments for Canker Sores

If you suffer from canker sores, you are not alone. In fact, canker sores affect about 1 in 10 people regularly. They typically begin appearing in the late teens to early twenties and affect women more than men. While most canker sores heal on their own with time,...

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