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Can Gums Grow Back?

Although we place a lot of emphasis on keeping our teeth clean, it's important to also keep our gums clean too. Gum disease affects millions of Americans every year and can lead to painful tooth decay and loss, not to mention it also has a negative impact on your overall health. Gum Recession Gums are the soft connective tissue that anchor teeth in place. They are the protective layer between your teeth and the rest of your body. The reason why it’s ... Read more

How Does Sugar Affect my Teeth?

Candy corn and skittles and chocolates, oh my! Halloween can be a difficult time for many dentists due to the increase in cavities as a result of candy consumption. At Silver Sage Family Dentistry, we aim to educate our patients on the effects of sugar on their teeth so they can make their own educated choices about their candy consumption. After all, a few M&Ms or gummy worms here and there won’t hurt – but overindulging your sweet tooth and neglecting ... Read more

What to Expect From a Root Canal Procedure

We realize that many of our patients may be apprehensive about their upcoming root canal procedure. At Silver Sage Family Dentistry, we strive to provide a quality and comfortable dental experience to all of our patients. We offer many patient amenities and sedation dentistry to make your visit as stress-free as possible. Our team also patiently explains procedures to our patients, because we believe that folks have an easier time relaxing if they know what’s coming. With that in mind, today ... Read more

Importance of Mouthguards in Kids’ Sports

The school year is just beginning and you're probably getting your kids ready for all of their extracurricular activities. If these include sports, you may have a list of uniforms, equipment, or supplies to buy. So when it comes down to that mouthguard is it really that important? The answer is YES! According to the American Dental Assistants Association, 5 million teeth are lost a year due to sports-related injuries. And according to Colgate, wearing a mouthguard could prevent more than 200,000 ... Read more

How Did People Brush Their Teeth in the Past?

Dentistry has advanced quite a long way from its crude origins. Can you believe that recent findings suggest that Neanderthals were even practicing dentistry in prehistoric times? Thank goodness we don't have to suffer through the olden ways of doing things! But it is fun to look back on just how far we've come. Here are some ways that people used to brush their teeth in the past: Sticks & Twigs The ancient Babylonians as well as the ancient Egyptians used sticks and ... Read more
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