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At Pleasant Valley Dental, we are passionate about continuing education so we can ensure we’re providing the best dental care possible. But what good is our knowledge if we don’t share it with our patients and our community? If you’re interested in learning more and taking your health into your own hands, follow along on our blog for bi-monthly articles on all things oral health—from facts about crowns, bridges, and dentures (oh my), to oral-systemic health, to the history of the toothbrush!

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Posted April 27, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care

Are Baby Bottles Bad for Baby Teeth?

Tooth decay in infants and very young children is often called baby bottle tooth decay. This happens when liquids with natural or artificial sugars remain in an infant’s mouth for extended periods of time. Bacteria in the baby’s mouth thrive on these sugars, using them to produce acids that attack the teeth and gums. Today, […]

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Posted April 14, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care

Mouthguards – Do They Really Work?

Sore jaw? Restless nights? Play sports? If any of these apply to you, you might be surprised to hear that you could use a mouthguard!  Functions of Mouthguards Mouthguards are solid pieces of plastic that keep your teeth and jaw in a specific resting position. The basic function of a mouthguard is protection. Mouthguards help […]

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Posted March 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

Dry Mouth: Nothing to Spit At

Can you imagine a 2-liter bottle of your favorite soda? Now imagine that same bottle filled with spit. That’s approximately how much saliva the average adult produces in their mouth every day! It may be gross, but it’s definitely important. Saliva is a normal body fluid that’s crucial for oral health and overall wellness.  If […]

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Posted March 13, 2022 / Blog, Dental Technology

How Dental Sealants Keep Cavities at Bay!

If you are a parent, you probably know how difficult it is to get 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 Pleasant Valley Dental, we want your whole family to have excellent dental health, so here’s some […]

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Posted February 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care

The Tooth About Teeth Grinding

Headaches in Vernon are a dime a dozen. We all know the frustration of having your day interrupted by throbbing, shooting pains in the head. If you suffer from frequent headaches that never seem to go away, Pleasant Valley Dental would like you to know about bruxism, or teeth grinding.  At Pleasant Valley Dental, we […]

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Posted February 14, 2022 / Blog

Can I Recycle My Toothbrush?

Take a look around your bathroom and you’re likely to see a lot of products in plastic packaging. Paper boxes and toilet paper rolls are easily recycled in your bin at home, but what about the tricky stuff like toothpaste tubes and toothbrushes? Your Vernon dentist Pleasant Valley Dental has the answers! Toothbrush Recycling That’s […]

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Posted January 27, 2022 / Blog, Dental Health

Oral Cancer – Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer is always a scary word—but it doesn’t have to be the last word. Equipped with good information and the best doctors, you can feel empowered to navigate whatever stands before you or your loved one.  Oral cancer is common, affecting approximately 50,000 Americans every year. If you have more questions about oral cancer, read […]

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Posted January 19, 2022 / Blog, Patient Care

Is it Ever Too Late for Dental Work?

Let’s be honest. If you are like most people, you’ve probably put off going to the dentist at one time or another. Some of us have even avoided seeing a dentist for years at a time. Research shows one in three Americans avoids going to the dentist regularly. As the time spent away from Pleasant […]

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Posted July 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Heart

We all know that it’s important to take care of our health, but that’s often easier said than done. Health and hygiene routines are an investment of your time every day. So, wouldn’t it be great if you could accomplish more by actually doing less?  As it turns out, when it comes to oral health […]

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