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Is Gum Bad for Your Teeth?

The ancient Greeks used the sap of the Mastic tree as chewing gum. In pharmacies and nature shops they call Mastic Arabic Gum or Yemen Gum. Around the same time, Native Americans used the sap of the Chicle tree to chew on, but not swallow. Today, most chewing gum manufacturers use synthetic rubbers a stand-in. And most keep their exact recipes a secret! Chewing gum poses both risks and benefits to your health, including your oral health. If you are looking for a dentist in downtown Los Angeles, look no further than Doctor Kao!

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Which Tooth is Which?

Trying to understand what a dentist says can be a dizzying experience. Dentistry has its own vocabulary. Learning this vocabulary, including teeth names, can help you communicate with your dentist better. When you understand what your dental team is saying, you feel more confident as a patient. Knowing your teeth names helps you understand your diagnosis and treatment.

Dentists assign numbers to your mouth for various reasons. Some numbers signify area, while others signify the condition of your oral health.

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Getting to Know Your Mouth

Getting to know your mouth is one of the most amazing things you can do for your oral health. A lot of the time, people have no idea what’s going on in there or how anything works, not even tooth names. But learning about how our mouth functions can be one of the most rewarding things we can do because it empowers us to make healthy choices and helps us understand when something isn’t operating as it should. A healthy mouth is a beautiful mouth and a happy, healthy you. Here are some basic facts & tips about the inner workings of your mouth that will help you on your way to great oral hygiene. Make sure to get in touch with your periodontist if you have further oral hygiene questions.

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It’s Not Too Late to Start Taking Care Of Your Teeth

If you’re like most adults in the United States, you might have fallen behind on your dental care over the course of your adulthood. While we all get busy with life, work, and family matters, it’s important to stay as up to date as possible with what’s going on in your mouth.

Dental hygiene isn’t just for kids. At the office of Dr. Kao, we care about delivering happy, healthy smiles to patients of all ages. If your teeth have been developing issues over the years, or if you are interested in dental implants, it’s imperative to give us a visit.

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