• Keep brushing and flossing! Don’t let the blood scare you into stopping. There is bacteria stuck between your gums and your teeth that needs to get out. Make an appointment with your dentist to get examined to make sure you don’t have a greater issue. In the meantime, keep brushing and [...]

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    How Do Dentures Work?

    15 Oct 2022

    While most people think of a complete set of fake teeth when they think of dentures, did you know you can also get partial dentures? Dentures consist of fabricated teeth that are adhered to a base. That base and teeth are specially crafted for the patient to fit nicely in the mouth and look [...]

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    Back in the day dentists used a mixture of metals called silver amalgam to fill the space in a tooth that decay took away. That practice has widely been replaced by using white composite fillings. While they are commonly called “white composite fillings,” the truth is they are actually [...]

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    No one wants to get cancer. As a part of preventative dentistry, the team members at Hoodview Dental routinely check for signs of potentially cancerous growths. All exams include an oral cancer screening. By having regular check-ups dental professionals can more easily identify changes, [...]

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    While in the United States of America when children lose their teeth they put that tooth under their pillow for the Tooth Fairy to come at night and exchange it for a surprise, in other parts of the world things are different. Here is a list of some baby teeth traditions and customs from all [...]

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    What are Cavities?

    15 Jun 2022

    What exactly are cavities? Cavities - also called dental caries - are holes in your teeth. They occur when acid in your mouth erodes your tooth’s enamel. The enamel is the hard outer layer of the tooth.  How serious are cavities?  If the cavity is not treated, you might get an[...]

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    Start your kids on the right foot by getting them in the habit of visiting the dentist. Here at Hoodview Dental, we take pride in providing a kid-friendly environment. Gone are the days of being scared of going to the dentist. We provide a welcoming environment for both kids and adults to feel [...]

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    Straight teeth are something many of us seek, but do you really want to deal with metal braces to get that perfect smile? Food gets stuck in them and they can take away from your professional appearance. Maybe you’ve already gone through having traditional metal braces but over the years - [...]

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    Kings, queens, princes, and princesses might wear crowns, but many common folks wear them as well on a daily basis. While royalty wears their crowns on their heads, the rest of the world wears different kinds of crowns on our teeth.  Dental crowns are like little caps for your teeth. [...]

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    Why should you love your smile? According to a 2019 paper published in Psychological Bulletin, smiling can make people feel happier.  A team of psychologists from Texas A&M and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville used data from 138 studies that had over 11,000 participants. They [...]

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