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Reasons We Still Use Bitewing X-rays

Posted on 6/7/2021 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
X-rays are a routine part of your dental checkup. We use invisible electro-magnetic waves to give us exact images of your teeth and gums. These x-rays are safe, efficient, and precise. We are able to see even a microscopic amount of tooth decay on x-rays that cannot be detected to the naked eye. Taking Bitewings Bitewings are a specific type of x-ray that we commonly utilize to help alert us to gum disease and cavities on all surfaces of the teeth and between the teeth. The name bitewing is coined after the small tabs that the patient bites to hold the x-ray film in place. Our technician places the frame inside the mouth of the patient and asks them to bite down on the tabs. As the patient is still, the technician positions the camera, which will produce a safe amount of x-ray energy to expose the film. This process is very quick for both the patient and the technician. Within a few minutes, we can take bitewing x-rays that will allow us to uncover a myriad of dental issues. While...
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How Endurance Training Could Negatively Impact Your Oral Health

Posted on 5/24/2021 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
When considering overall health, the mouth seems to be just a small part. It is sometimes forgotten how essential the mouth and teeth are in keeping the rest of our body healthy. The mouth is the gateway for breathing, eating, and drinking. The digestive process begins with the mouth, so it is important that it is not forgotten when it comes to healthcare. Endurance athletes are at a higher risk for dental erosion due to the consumption needed and what the body goes through. Consumption During Endurance Training It is no secret that endurance training is tough, but it can be great for the body and the individual. In order for the body to keep up with endurance training, athletes may put a lot in their body, and sometimes treat it roughly. Sports drinks helps spare muscle glycogen, and may help replenish electrolytes. However, sports drinks negatively affect the teeth by increasing acid producing bacteria. Sports drinks may also include phosphoric acid and citric acid, which is...
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What are Wisdom Teeth?

Posted on 5/10/2021 by Dr. Jae Seon Kim
Like most body parts, your mouth also changes in your lifetime. One natural change that usually occurs in your teens and young adulthood is the growth of your wisdom teeth (third molars). In most cases, wisdom teeth grow crooked or sideways and push on other teeth, causing problems such as overcrowding, misalignment, and pain. Most people experience constant pain, while others only experience discomfort when chewing food. At Pacific Modern Dentistry, Dr. Jae Seon Kim and Dr. Kim can recommend corrective course of action depending on your pain and the wisdom tooth's alignment. Function and Purpose of Wisdom Teeth Dentists believe that wisdom teeth are evolutionary relics that helped our distant ancestors eat rougher foods like raw meat and reed plants. They served as replacements in case of teeth wearing down or falling out. Today, we don't need these replacement teeth, thanks to advancements in oral hygiene and cooked meals. However, they still grow, causing overcrowding...
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Reasons We Still Use Bitewing X-rays
6/7/2021
How Endurance Training Could Negatively Impact Your Oral Health
5/24/2021
What are Wisdom Teeth?
5/10/2021
How to Prevent Common Dental Problems
4/26/2021
How to Care for Invisalign Braces
4/12/2021
Everything You Need to Know About Dental Impressions
3/22/2021
Can Bruxism Contribute to TMJ Disorders?
3/8/2021
Three Common Reasons We Might Perform a Dental Extraction
2/22/2021
Do You Know What Dental Debridement Is?
2/8/2021
The Effect of Oral Health on Pregnancy and Baby
1/25/2021
How to Protect Your Smile this Holiday Season
1/11/2021
Does Creamer Lighten Your Coffee Enough to Avoid Stains?
12/21/2020
Do Over the Counter Mouth Guards Do Any Good?
12/7/2020
How to Properly Care for Your Dental Veneers
11/16/2020
How to Properly Care for Your Dental Veneers
11/16/2020
How to Prevent Tea and Coffee from Staining Your Teeth
11/9/2020
How to Prevent Tea and Coffee from Staining Your Teeth
11/9/2020
Signs Your Bite is Unbalanced
10/19/2020
How Untreated TMJ Can Result in Ringing in Your Ears
10/5/2020
What to Do to Help Keep an Infants Gums Clean
9/21/2020
How a Composite Filling Works
9/7/2020
How Breath Mints May Be Harming Your Teeth and Gums
8/24/2020
Ways of Ensuring You Brush for a Full Two Minutes
8/10/2020
Chewing Tobacco Damages your Oral Health Just Like Smoking Does
7/23/2020
Stress Can Do a Number on Your Teeth
7/7/2020
Ways of Covering an Exposed Tooth Root
6/22/2020
Oral Problems in Which Bad Breath Is A Symptom
6/8/2020
Is Tooth Decay Reversible?
3/25/2020
How to Keep Your Tooth Safe When Recovering from a Root Canal
3/15/2020
What to Do to Keep Your Veneers Looking Great
2/29/2020
Which Problems are Actually Dental Emergencies?
2/15/2020
What Happens During Molar Uprighting?
1/25/2020
How to Manage a Toothache While You Wait for Your Appointment with Us
1/15/2020
Oral Health Benefits that Come with Eating Seaweed
12/25/2019
Natural Ways to Enhance the Whitening of Your Teeth
12/15/2019
Tricks to Fighting Sugar Cravings for Better Oral Health
11/25/2019
Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth
11/15/2019
Why Poor Oral Health Can Leave You Feeling Exhausted
10/25/2019
What to Do About a Cracked Molar Until We Can See You
10/15/2019
Your Teeth Need To Get Vitamin D
9/25/2019
Why People Who Snore Tend to Have More Cavities
9/15/2019
How to Get Tobacco Stains Off of Your Teeth
8/25/2019
Can You Get a Cavity Around a Filling?
8/15/2019
Does a Toothache Mean You Have a Cavity?
7/23/2019
Can You Decide to Not Be Afraid to Come See Us?
7/13/2019
Could Your Oral Health Get Damaged if You Do Not Have Wisdom Teeth Extracted?
6/25/2019
Common Causes for Dental Misalignment When You Wake Up
6/15/2019
What Happens When Your Gums Dry Out?
5/30/2019
Why Do We Always Keep Your Oral Tissues Dry When Working on Them?
5/20/2019
Teeth Require Vitamin D Along with Calcium
4/25/2019
What is Required as Dental Veneer Care?
4/15/2019
Why Are There So Many Myths About Root Canals?
3/30/2019
Which Uncommon Vitamins Can Drastically Improve Your Oral Health?
3/20/2019
Downsides of Making Your Own Toothpaste
2/28/2019
Does Your Saliva Actually Do Your Mouth Any Good?
2/20/2019
Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Bonding
1/30/2019
Problems You May Face If Your Dental Fillings Are Too High
1/20/2019
Does a High Fever Cause Damage to Your Teeth?
12/30/2018
Do Your Teeth Stay Healthier When You Have Dental Bonding?
12/15/2018
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