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<p><img alt="" src="/dental-images/holladay-family-dental-services-age.jpg" style="border: 0px;" />Children and adults need to visit the dentist regularly throughout their lives. It's common for people to wonder the proper age for dentist visits. Each phase of life presents new challenges for oral hygiene.</p> <h4><strong>Babies</strong>: Dental Services Age 0-12 Months</h4> <p>The earlier a child visits the dentist the better off he or she will be with their anxieties. Some people are afraid...

There is more to your tooth than the enamel. Beneath the white, glossy coating, there is dental pulp, which is composed of blood vessels and nerves that keep the tooth nourished. When this pulp becomes infected, it could cause the tooth to rot. In an effort to save the tooth without removing it, the infected pulp is removed, and the inside cleaned thoroughly. This procedure...

All your life you have probably heard that eating candy damages teeth. However, while foods high in sugar may promote the formation of cavities, sugar is not the actual culprit behind tooth decay. Candy cavities are formed when the naturally occurring bacteria formed in the mouth digests carbohydrate debris left in the mouth after food is consumed. The debris may include the refined sugars found...

Halitosis or bad breath is a condition that anyone can develop. While popping a breath mint may be all it takes to control the problem for the moment, it pays to understand what causes this issue and what can be done to make things better. Here are some facts about bad breath that everyone needs to know. The Basic Definition Foul breath is defined as an unpleasant...

Back to school is a great time to get your kids' teeth in good shape by instilling some great oral health habits. Here are some kids dental tips and tricks to getting your kids in the habit of taking care of their mouths. Morning and Evening Checklists Kids learn to keep strict schedules in school. Now is a great time to get used to great dental habits...

Canker sores are a common oral health condition that can have many causes. If you’ve never had a canker sore before, these painful lesions can have you running to the dentist asking, “what are canker sores?” While they are definitely uncomfortable, the good news is that most clear up on their own and are preventable with some simple self-care strategies. How Did This Happen? The reasons for...

Dentists pride themselves on preserving teeth, but in some cases, a bad tooth must be removed. If you are wondering why extract a tooth when so many other dental options are available, discuss the matter with your dentist. Although pulling teeth may sound like an extreme procedure, your dentist can ensure that it is a quick and easy experience. Here are a few facts about tooth...

The human teeth primary function is to break down food in preparation for swallowing and eventual digestion. The human teeth are of four types that include incisors, canines, molars and premolars. Tooth facts dictate that every type of teeth perform its function. The primary duty of the incisors is to cut food. Canines shred the food while the molars and the premolars crush the food. According...

Every year, thousands of people suffer from jaw pain. In many cases, this pain is temporary but some suffer for months without finding relief. While there are many different causes of jaw pain, many people suffer from a condition known as TMJ. But what is TMJ? Here are some things you should know about this condition and how to deal with it. What Is TMJ? TMJ stands...

Your dental score is a numerical value which can help you determine how at risk you are for various dental illnesses or diseases. By tallying together a variety of risk factors, you can determine how close you are to ideal dental health conditions. Your score covers the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth, and can help you plan a dental healthcare plan, or help...