Category Archives: oral health

When Breath Goes Bad

The most treated causes of bad breath are plaque buildup from poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease/geographic tongue, diabetes and high blood pressure, even sinus infections. It can worsen by not flossing or getting routine cleanings, certain medications as well as excessive coffee intake and smoking.

Bad breath can be treatable as soon as it is noticed or even before it begins!  Get routine cleanings as well as an evaluation on how best to care for oral hygiene. At home, brush and floss regularly.  Remember to include brushing the tongue.

These are simple steps to fight that bad breath.

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Dr. William H. Clements
901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 228
Danville, CA 94526

Phone: (925) 837-4275
Fax: (925) 837-7665

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Cavities 101: Causes and Symptoms

Featured imageIf you experience a dull tooth ache, white, brown or dark spot on your tooth, it just may be a cavity.  Other symptoms include consistent throbbing and sensitivity to cold or hot foods and liquids.

Common causes are not brushing and flossing well enough, poor genetics, hypolasia (weak enamel).  It can also be caused by poor diet.  Try to avoid candy, sugar, ice cream, hot and very cold liquids.

Healthy habits can help fight these cavities.  Eating fresh fruits and vegetables along with daily brushing and flossing after meals may just prevent a root canal in the future and lead to a health smile.

Dr. William H. Clements
901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 228
Danville, CA 94526

Phone: (925) 837-4275
Fax: (925) 837-7665

Chewing Gum Helps Oral health

Sugarless gum, first introduced in the 1950’s, can promote dental health. Helping dislodge food stuck in teeth after a meal when brushing is not an option. It also produces more saliva flow which helps to rinse away the food and plaque.

When choosing a gum, make sure it clearly states “sugarless”, and those with Sorbitol are a good choice. Always strive to avoid gum brands that are high in sugar content. Also take into consideration gumballs or gum inside of a candy (sucker). They are often too hard and can actually do damage your teeth.
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Some of the popular sugarless brands today are Trident and Extra. Gum has come a long way since being introduced in 1884. It’s sugarless cousin can actually help with oral health unlike those days!

Dr. William H. Clements
901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 228
Danville, CA 94526

Phone: (925) 837-4275
Fax: (925) 837-7665