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What is Plaque?

Oct 30, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Plaque is a type of buildup that occurs throughout the body. Plaque that occurs in the arteries is dangerous to your heart health, and plaque that occurs in the mouth is dangerous to your oral health. Dental plaque is a soft, white, sticky film that builds up on the teeth each day. Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria, and they react to the foods and beverages that you eat after every single meal, snack, breath mint, soft drink, or cup of coffee. Because bacteria are constantly at work inside your mouth, your mouth is constantly assaulted by plaque buildup.

Dental Emergency Situations

Sep 28, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

No emergency happens at a convenient or scheduled time, and all emergencies are stressful situations. Dental emergency situations are no exception. Dental emergencies are often traumatic, painful, and scary for all involved in the situation - no matter how old you are. As with all emergency situations, having the knowledge to know how to handle the situation prior to an emergency occurring gives you the best chance of handling it properly and achieving success in the end.

Caring for Your Toothbrush

Aug 30, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth, but do you ever take the time to make sure that your toothbrush itself is clean?

Your Diet and Your Teeth

Jul 28, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

When it comes to your health, there is a direct connection to your diet. It is essential that you pay attention to your food and beverage choices each day to promote optimal health - both for your general health and your oral health. Most people understand that the foods and beverages that they choose affect the numbers on the scale, but many overlook the impact that their food and beverage choices have on their teeth. Tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease, and it affects millions of Americans each year in the United States, yet it is entirely preventable. By brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and making wise food choices, you are promoting optimal oral health.

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

Jun 29, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Take a walk up and down the dental health care aisle at any drug store and you will find yourself overwhelmed with multiple types and flavors of toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. While your dentist has stressed to you over and over the importance of brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing every single day, your dentist has most likely never gone on about the importance of using mouthwash. However, pick up any of the bottles and read their labels, and you will see claims of cavity prevention, fresh breath, and even gum disease reversal. This leaves many people asking, "Is mouthwash a necessary part of my oral health routine?"

Tooth Restorations

May 20, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Tooth restoration procedures are done in order to give your smile a second chance. Permanent teeth are meant to last you a lifetime, but there are times in life where that simply does not happen. When a permanent tooth has been damaged by injury, decay, infection, or needs to be extracted from the mouth, it is important that restorative measures are then taken to restore the mouth to complete health. The teeth are necessary structures inside the mouth for proper speaking, chewing, and smiling at others. Dr. Raymond Jone is an experienced and caring dentist who is passionate about being the best dentist that he can be. His experience and expertise with tooth restorations allow him the ability to help people recreate a beautiful, healthy, and complete smile.

What is a Dead Tooth?

May 01, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

To understand what a dead tooth is, you must first understand how a tooth "lives" within the mouth. Each tooth is firmly attached within the jaw bone and is sustained by nerves and blood vessels that carry the necessary blood flow and nutrients needed to help it survive. Just like every other area of the body, the teeth require a constant access to the blood flow in order to survive. A dead tooth is one that no longer has access to a constant blood supply.

Cavity Prevention

Mar 20, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Dental cavities are one of the most rampant health problems in the world, yet they are also one of the most preventable issues. Cavities are permanently damaged areas in the tooth enamel that are caused by a combination of factors. As with many health issues, cavity prevention starts with individual habits and choices outside of the dentist's office. Understanding how cavities are formed can give you the information that you need to prevent their destruction.

Your Child's 1st Dental Appointment

Feb 23, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Prevention is the key to life-long health, and this includes your dental health. Parents can start preventing oral health issues from the time their babies are very young. The American Dental Association recommends that all parents bring their children in to the dentist's office for their first visit by the time their children reach their first birthday. This is often surprising to parents because most of their 12-month olds do not have many teeth! However, bringing children in to the dentist from the very start allows them to prevent issues and promote optimal oral health.

Seal Out Tooth Decay

Jan 26, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

As the old adage goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Preventing dental issues from occurring is the best method in promoting optimal oral health, and at Pacific Sky Dental, we are happy to serve our patients with one of the best preventive dental treatments that has a powerful result. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The application is simple and painless, making them optimal for even the youngest or most anxious dental patients.

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