Oxygen Therapy – A Breath of Fresh Air

Your Incline Village dentist, Dr. Milligan at Incline Dental Care knows that no two patients are alike. Everyone deserves a personalized approach to oral health – but what is something no patient (or even human) can live without? Air—or more specifically, oxygen.

The Power of Ozone in Dentistry

Oxygen is essential for your cellular health and does good for your body overall. For that reason, it can be harnessed to improve your dental experience. Some dental offices use oxygen therapy to create a calm environment during preventative visits, and also to treat acute dental issues. Read more ›

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Lemon Juice – The Good, the Bad, & the Sour

In a great tale of opposites, lemon juice can be both acidic and basic, or alkaline. Read on to find out why people are talking about this, and what it means for your oral and overall health.

What is pH and why does it matter?

Drinking lemon juice (usually diluted in a glass of water or added to a cup of tea) is a beloved health tonic among fans of natural medicine. Potential benefits include lower cholesterol, lower inflammation in the body, and increased metabolism and energy. Lemon also contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C that boost your immune system.

On a scale from 0-14, a pH of 7 is neutral (pure water) while numbers below 7 are acidic (unhealthy), and above 7 are basic or alkaline (healthy). Believers in holistic health blame many ailments on the body’s pH being too low or too acidic. Increasing your body’s pH is called “alkalizing.” Read more ›

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If You’re Avoiding the Dentist

We’ve all got our reasons. Money. Time. The fear of pain. Juggling insurance. Facing one more reminder that we really should be flossing more. Any of these might cause us to avoid and put off regular visits to the dentist.

Has it been so long since your last dental appointment that you’re not even sure how to find a dentist you can trust? Or perhaps you know and love your dentist but you dread the idea of trying to catch up on life with the hygienist while your mouth is being propped open by a tiny plastic jack. (Yes, we think about that too!)

Incline Village dentist, Dr. Milligan, and our staff are happy to help you prioritize your dental health, which is why we go to great lengths to remove any barrier that might keep you from stepping through our doors. Read more ›

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Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

Trend Alert – Oil Pulling

What is oil pulling?

 

Claiming everything from whiter teeth and healthier gums to decreased body aches and pains, oil pulling is the latest trend in DIY detox therapies. Newly popular among celebrities and lovers of natural health and wellness, oil pulling is a hygiene practice that actually dates back centuries through the Indian medical tradition Ayurveda. Simply put, oil pulling uses common plant-based oils (coconut is a favorite) in place of store-bought mouthwash.

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Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

Can You Treat a Toothache at Home?

 

When you’re suddenly struck with a toothache, floating ideas of home remedies may quickly come to mind. Whether you heard it from your great aunt or saw it on Pinterest, at-home treatments are everywhere. Incline Village dentist, Dr. Milligan can explain more about how to care for a toothache and when to come in for a visit.

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Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

 

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done?

 

For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist as kids, or attempting to say such bouncy words as “baby” with a numb jaw. However—depending on how extensive your dental work is—you will need to be cautious of what you consume in the days following major dental work. And milkshakes will only get you so far in recovery, anyway.

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Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

Replace Missing Teeth – Dentures & Dental Implants

So you’re missing a tooth—or a few!

An apple a day will not take care of this one, unfortunately. It’s time to consider dentures or dental implants. A variety of personal and practical factors will determine which solution is best for your new smile. Don’t feel lost among all the pros and cons of choosing a tooth-replacement plan. Incline Dental Care in Incline Village is an experienced practice you can trust to  help guide you on your journey from missing teeth toward a complete, natural, and healthy smile.

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The Story of Caries Prevention

The Story of Caries Prevention

If we told you that your mouth is the site of a constant battle between teeth and bacteria, would you believe us? Alright, maybe it’s not that dramatic, but the fact that Incline Village teeth are always at risk of developing dental caries is no exaggeration. In case you’ve never heard about caries, Dr. Milligan is going to take this opportunity to shed some light on what it is, how to stop it, and what Incline Dental Care can do to help.

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Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouth Guard

Don’t Get Kicked in the Teeth – At Least Wear a Mouth Guard

According to the American Dental Association, at least 13% of all injuries to the mouth occur during sports activities. While helmets, shoulder pads, shin guards, and the like do a great job of protecting most of the body, Dr. Milligan would like to make sure that every athlete knows how to keep their teeth safe from harm. No Incline Village parent should have to worry about their child’s teeth during the game, so at Incline Dental Care we would like to talk about how to take sports safety to the next level.

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How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get Incline Village children to brush and floss regularly. On top of that, young children often lack the necessary motor skills to properly care for their teeth. At Incline Dental Care, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some information on how Dr. Milligan can help protect your kids from tooth decay. If you have any questions or would like schedule a consultation, please give us a call.

Kids and Cavities

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