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What Are Teeth Made Of?

We know teeth are important parts of our body—they help us eat, talk, and smile! But what exactly are they made out of? It’s not surprising that they’re just as complex as their functionality! Enamel The outer layer of the teeth is called enamel, which is the first line of defense for your teeth. Enamel is very strong, but it isn’t made of living tissue like bone. Acidic foods and drinks like candy, citrus, and soda can wear your enamel down, making your ... Read more

What Is an Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning?

We all know that we’re supposed to brush and floss regularly to keep our teeth clean and healthy. While there are many steps you can take to prevent dental issues on your own, nothing can substitute for regular visits to your dentist. At Savannah Dental Care, we want our patients to know that regular teeth cleanings are the easiest, most cost-effective way to prevent a whole host of dental issues. After all, no matter how strict you are with your dental ... Read more

Can You Get Dental Fillings on Your Front Teeth?

When bacteria and plaque build up and decay takes its toll, it can leave that tiny hole in a tooth known as a cavity. More often than not, cavities show up in people's premolars and molars. This is because these teeth are used for chewing and grinding down all the delicious food we eat, increasing the chances of food and bacteria settling in there. Not only that, but those back teeth are also the hardest to reach, which can make them ... Read more

What Causes Gingivitis?

Gingivitis, or the inflammation of the gums, is a relatively common dental problem for our patients. If treated, gingivitis is easily cured – but if left untreated, can progress to become periodontitis, which can lead to the loss of teeth. Along with regular exams, good oral hygiene habits can limit your risk for gingivitis. We’ve put together this list of both causes and symptoms of gingivitis to give our patients a guide on what to look for. Dr. Bellingham checks for ... Read more

5 Solutions to Stop Your TMJ Suffering

Are you experiencing painful tension headaches? Or maybe you find your jaw is constantly in pain? If so, you may be suffering from temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, dysfunction/disorder. This condition is also referred to simply as TMD. People have two temporomandibular joints—one on each side of their face—that act as hinges, connecting your jawbone to your skull. When these joints are stressed, TMJ dysfunction/disorder may occur. TMJ dysfunction affects 20 to 30 percent of the adult population. Common symptoms include tension headaches, persistent ... Read more
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