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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History of the Toothbrush

History of the Toothbrush

 

If you had to give up your toothbrush or your car, which would it be? According to a recent survey, 42 percent of adults and 34 percent of teens would rather turn in their keys, computer, cell phone, or microwave than get rid of their toothbrush. It seems that many Incline Village residents love toothbrushes the way Dr. Milligan does. We at Incline Dental Care would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the history of the toothbrush and talk about how to pick the right one.

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The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

We all remember losing our teeth as children and being delighted to find money from the tooth fairy under our pillow, but it’s just not as fun as an adult. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have an average of 25 permanent teeth remaining, which is three shy of a full set (minus wisdom teeth). Dr. Milligan wants everyone in Incline Village to know that replacing a missing tooth is important to your dental health. Read on for more information and please give Incline Dental Care a call with any questions or concerns.

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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

 

Most of us in Incline Village have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum disease or some other tooth-related problem. However, Dr. Milligan would like you to know that not all toothaches are related to your teeth.

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Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

 

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Incline Village resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Milligan depends on your input for optimum dental health. We at Incline Dental Care like to go above and beyond for our Incline Village patients, but we need your help to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why:

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HPV and Oral Cancer: What you need to know

HPV and Oral Cancer: What you need to know

We love to talk about the fun and interesting sides of oral health, but today, there is something much more serious on our minds. We care about the health of everyone in Incline Village, and as dental care professionals, we feel it is our duty to educate you on how to be as safe and healthy as you can be. While you have probably heard of the human papilloma virus and oral cancer, most people don’t know that they are linked. Here is some information from Dr. Milligan about the topic. If you have any questions, please feel free to give Incline Dental Care a call.

What is HPV?

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A Guide to Cavity Prevention

Cavity_Keep_AwayImagine this- you have come to see Dr. Matthew Milligan for a cleaning and routine check-up. The cleaning goes well, but then Dr. Milligan tells you that you have a cavity. You’ve been dreading the possibility of this news and now you fear that something must be wrong, since you have been brushing and flossing regularly.

We at Incline Dental Care see this happen every day and we want to put your mind at ease. Cavities are very common and usually a simple fix for Dr. Milligan. Use this guide to learn about what cavities are and how you can prevent them.

Cavities: The Basics

Cavities are caused by tooth decay, which is a byproduct of too much plaque. So, what do you need to know? Read more ›

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Fluoride: Good or Bad?

Fluoride (1)According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride is actually toxic if ingested in large enough quantities. So which is it? Do the health benefits outweigh the negatives of fluoride in toothpaste and drinking water? We at Incline Dental Care know that Incline Village folks care a great deal about their health, so we’ve put this article together to examine the facts and help you come to your own decision. As always, we are happy to answer any questions you might have, so feel free to give us a call!

Why Use Fluoride in the First Place?

In order to understand the controversy, we must first to understand what led to putting fluoride in toothpaste and water. Even today, dental caries (tooth decay) is considered the most prevalent chronic disease in children and adults.
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To Be or Not To Be Sugar-Free: The Facts About Common Sweeteners

Sweeteners (3)Originally created for people that can’t consume regular sugars, alternative and artificial sweeteners have become extremely popular in Incline Village in all kinds of different products. From chewing gum to diet soda, Dr. Matthew Milligan wants you to know which of these options are best for your dental and general health, so here are the facts about a few of the most common sweeteners. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Incline Dental Care.

The Big Five Sugar Substitutes

The benefits of natural and artificial sugar-free sweeteners were first recognized as a safe option for diabetics, but have since exploded in popularity because food, beverage, candy, and snack companies have discovered that it is easier to sell fewer calories. In addition, Incline Village residents with a sweet tooth know that artificial sweeteners are notorious for their ability to ruin your portion control. All of the following substances are considered sugar-free and inhibit tooth decay because bacteria cannot ferment them into enamel-destroying acids. Despite ongoing controversy about health concerns of sugar substitutes, the FDA considers all of the following substances to be safe for regular consumption. Read more ›

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