Got a toothache and can’t get to the dentist right away?

Gently chewing on a clove can ease tooth pain and gum inflammation for up to two hours, say UCLA researchers. Experts point to a natural compound in cloves called eugenol, a powerful, natural anesthetic.

 

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I have been a patient at Burgess Center for many years and have never considered changing because they have friendly office receptionists (everyone is very professional and kind), state of the art digital equipment, one visit caps (made in-house) and for relaxing, built-in t.v. & headphones! Less important, but adding to the relaxed ambience, is the beautiful reception area. Dr. Burgess also offers a full range of dental cosmetic services.”

-Pam G.

 

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Caring For Your Children’s Teeth

Most children do not have the coordination to effectively brush and floss their own teeth until they are about 6 or 7 years old. When you feel they are old enough to do it on their own, close supervision is still recommended to ensure thorough cleaning and good brushing habits.  Also, let your kids watch you brush, you are their #1 role model.

 

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Laser Dentistry

Have you ever heard of the Waterlase laser? This specific laser can offer you pain-free dental procedures without using any anesthesia. Coupled with an air/water spray, the Waterlase HydroKinetic YSGG dental laser is able to replace that dreaded ‘SHOT.’
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Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross

The question: Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while?

The answer: Bad news: It’s pretty gross. You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your teeth is one of the easiest ways to avoid scaring off your date.

But brushing is important for reasons beyond fresh breath. Skip a session, and you’re on your way to encouraging the growth of bacterial buildup in the form of plaque, which can lead to cavities and gum disease.

“In the middle of the day, [run your tongue] across your teeth right around the gum line. You’ll find something sticky or fuzzy,” Deepinder “Ruchi” Sahota, DDS, a dentist in Fremont, California, and a spokesperson for the ADA, tells The Huffington Post. “That’s plaque.”

Brushing, thankfully, “disrupt[s] that bacteria so it doesn’t stay in place,” she says, because if left in place, it starts to attack your teeth. Plus, the longer that plaque sits in one place, the more likely it is to become tartar, “that hard, yellow, rough material you sometimes feel in between your teeth” that can cause inflammation and bleeding in the gums, she says. Leave that untreated for too long, and you could risk losing teeth.

While there’s not exactly a precise timeline of when plaque becomes risky, “you can start the process of a cavity by not brushing once, absolutely,” says Sahota, especially if your occasional forgetfulness is more frequent than you’d like to admit. (We won’t tell.)

However, doing a so-so job brushing can be just as bad, Sahota warns. That twice-a-day routine is no joke, preferably with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled brush. Each brushing session should last about two minutes and cover all surfaces of the teeth, not just the parts we see when we smile, she says. The ADA also recommends flossing once a day and seeing a dentist regularly to take care of the rest (like that tartar, which only a dentist can truly clean, she says).

Also, no cheating: Gum, mints and mouthwash are no brushing replacements. All three can give your mouth a fresher feel, says Sahota, but “brushing and flossing are the only ways to effectively, physically remove the plaque.”

source:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/forgot-to-brush-teeth-gross_n_5800102.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000063

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Let us help you keep those pearly whites clean!

Dental conditions gone untreated can contribute to a multitude of other, more serious medical conditions. Plaque buildup and periodontal disease, are linked to heart disease, diabetes and high blood sugar.

 

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We Are Different

We work hard to be unlike any other dentist in the area. Visit our ‘We Are Different’ page to find out what makes us so unique!

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Did you know?….

Did you know that as many as 78% of people directly link a good smile to a better social life and surprisingly better job prospects? A good smile is a definite asset when it comes to your own self-esteem! At the Burgess Center we can design and transform the smile you are looking for.

 

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Dental Fun Fact

Did you know, your mouth produces more than 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. Some sources say this is enough to fill two swimming pools! Your body makes this saliva to assist with digestion and to protect your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.

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Six Month Power Braces

Most people don’t enjoy the thought of having braces. Using the latest technology combined with time tested orthodontic techniques, Six-Month Braces (or power braces as we call them) move your teeth quickly and safely.

Just as the name implies, the treatment is completed in approximately six months to while some cases can be completed in as little as 3 months. Call us today for a consultation!

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