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  • Xerostomia: What does that mean anyway?
    Does your mouth always feel like it’s dry? If it does you may be suffering from xerostomia. Xerostomia is defined as dry mouth resulting from reduced or absent saliva flow. Read more
  • What Are Dental Sealants?
    You’re constantly playing defense. Your child spends two minutes in the morning and two minutes at night carefully brushing and flossing with a fluoride toothpaste. You make sure sugary and Read more
  • Mouthguard Protection
    Let’s talk about mouthguards and night guards—two crucial appliances that protect your teeth and jaw. We could talk about how important a mouthguard is when you lead an active life. Mouthguards Read more
  • Which whitening is right for you?
    Many of our patients at Apple Valley Dental have been asking us about brightening their teeth lately, and today we thought we would discuss the options available to you to Read more
  • Cold Comfort
    The sounds of the season are filling the air—falling leaves rustling along the sidewalk, football cheers, holiday greetings—and the coughs and sneezes of your fellow sufferers. Yes, it’s cold and Read more
  • Timing Matters!
    Many patients at Apple Valley Dental are under the impression that harder brushing leads to cleaner teeth, but that is not true. Gentle brushing is just as effective, and less Read more
  • Good Dental Hygiene Impacts Overall General Health
    There are many ways in which your oral health has an impact on your overall general health. There are naturally occurring bacteria in the mouth. Some of those bacteria, including Read more
  • Tooth Sensitivity
    Most of us know that unpleasant feeling. You’re happily enjoying an icy milkshake with lunch or having a piping hot cappuccino break, and suddenly an innocent binge turns to cringe—your Read more
  • Fall’s in the Air? Think Fall Dental Care
    Whether you already miss the sun’s bright rays, or can’t wait for some cool, crisp weather and colorful leaves, summer is making way for fall. And the change of seasons Read more
  • Is There an Act Three for Our Teeth?
    Act One: Those 20 adorable baby teeth which begin arriving when you’re about six months old and are probably gone by the time you’re twelve. Act Two: The 32 (if you Read more
  • Radiation and the Safety of Dental X-Rays
    It is not uncommon to be concerned about your safety when you have dental X-rays performed. Putting on a heavy lead vest may make you apprehensive. The benefits of dental Read more
  • Teeth Grinding Can Damage Your Teeth
    Grinding of the teeth, also known as bruxism, is a serious condition from which nearly ten percent of Americans suffer. It’s a mechanical reflex that often happens during slumber. Unfortunately, Read more
  • Football Season? Practice Dental Defense
    It’s finally football season, and whether you’re on the field, at the game, or watching at home with friends, it’s time to work on some defensive dental strategies. Taking the Field If Read more
  • Celebrate Labor Day by Getting Away
    Labor Day honors the contributions that workers have made to this country, and for many Americans, the holiday is a great time to relax at home with family and friends. Read more
  • Why do wisdom teeth need to be removed?
    Sometime around the late teens or early twenties, people’s wisdom teeth start to erupt. These are the third and final set of molars. When wisdom teeth come in properly — Read more
  • Dental Infections
    the doctor and our team at Apple Valley Dental will tell you that dental infections can be very serious; sometimes, they develop into a life-threatening situation. Cavities are caused by Read more