Articles posted by Dr. Donald Hildebrandt

Does Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath?

Millions of people suffer from bad breath. Most of these cases originate from the tongue and gums. Odor is the result of wastes from bacteria found in your mouth. Tooth decay can also causes bad breath. Decay and food debris produce sulfur compound, causing unpleasant odor or bad breath. What is the primary cause of

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Why Do My Teeth Chatter?

Chattering teeth is your body’s healthy response to raising your temperature whenever it’s needed. However, if you find yourself chattering or grinding although you’re not chilly, then it could be a sign that you have a health problem that needs to be resolved. Anxiety and Panic Stress happens to almost everyone at some point because

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How Many Teeth You Supposed to Lose?

Baby teeth are vital for speaking, chewing and overall appearance. They also hold space in the jaw for the adult teeth. Baby teeth are also important to give your face a shape and form. At birth, a baby has 20 teeth that can start to appear on average at the age of six months. There

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Can Flossing Prevent Heart Disease?

Some of our patients at Reflections Dental ask us if there’s a link between a healthy mouth and a healthy heart. Based on several studies, there’s a connection between these two. Doctors have been studying about this potential relationship for decades. And there’s a good reason for that because heart disease is a serious medical

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Can Flossing Stop Bleeding?

Bleeding while flossing can be an early sign of a gum disease. Flossing can’t stop bleeding but it can help in eliminating the cause of why your gums bleed. A gum inflammation can cause bleeding gums as a result of a plaque buildup or vigorous brushing. If it continues to bleed, you must change your

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Does Teeth Whitening Work?

When you undergo a teeth whitening procedure at your dentist’s office, it’s important to remember that it’s not a medical procedure that can make your teeth healthier. However, this process results in whiter, brighter smile. With that in mind, it makes you feel good about yourself. But does it work? Teeth whitening works, but the

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Can Flossing Loosen a Filling?

When a filling comes out during flossing, that filling is destined to come out and it’s not the result of cleaning between your teeth. It’s usually an emergency situation. However, if you can’t see your dentist right away, you may use a temporary filling. Because it’s just a temporary filling, you still need to see

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Why is My Jaw Locking?

Locked jaw or jaw locking is a symptom of a temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD). TMJ is a joint connecting jaw bone to your face. It’s located under the ear. For that reason, the symptom is usually felt in this area. When you have a locked jaw and a joint pain, the next best step that

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Does Teeth Whitening Hurt?

Teeth whitening procedure doesn’t hurt. However, it may result in your teeth to be more sensitive than usual. During the procedure, you won’t feel any pain. At Reflections Dental clinic, we apply a treatment before bleaching to lessen tooth sensitivity. The pain you may feel after the procedure is caused by some irritation to your

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