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Dental Health

Posted July 15, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Can Children Get Receding Gums?

Receding gums (also known as gingival recession in the field of dentistry) are not uncommon in adults ages 40 and older, but children can also experience this progressive loss of gum tissue as young as age 7.  Left untreated, gum recession can expose tooth roots and lead to pain and sensitivity. While causes of gum […]

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Posted May 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Help Your Little Superhero Fight Bad Breath Bugs

Bad breath stinks, doesn’t it? Pardon the silly pun, but we think some icebreakers (get it, like the mint?) can make it easier to jump into what might be less than comfortable subjects. How do we know it isn’t a comfortable subject? Well, the fear of bad breath is so common, there’s even a name […]

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Posted April 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Do You Have an Abscessed Tooth?

No one wants to think about the words “abscessed tooth” applying to their own mouth, but to paraphrase Sun Tzu, it’s a good idea to know your enemy. Causes of an abscessed tooth include: Tooth decay Gum disease A cracked tooth When a tooth is compromised by one or more of these conditions, bacteria may […]

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Posted March 27, 2021 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Gingivitis: Are Your Gums Trying to Tell You Something?

Gingivitis, very simply, is an inflammation of your gums. (Any time a medical term ends with “itis” it means inflammation.) Gingivitis varies in severity and can look a few different ways. Very bad gingivitis leads to periodontal (gum) disease.  Gingivitis is common and affects many, rather, most adults. But with good oral hygiene and the […]

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Posted November 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Signs Your Child May Have a Dental Problem

Examining your child’s mouth isn’t easy! Their bone structure is still developing, and they might have difficulty opening wide—if they don’t, you’ll probably need a flashlight and a dental mirror for examination.  Your Grass Valley & Lincoln dentist, Dr. Kucera is equipped with a comfortable dental chair for them to lean back in, an illuminating […]

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Posted October 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health
Dr. Michelle Kucera

This Film Can Wreak Havoc on Your Child’s Smile

We’re not talking about a movie, but a hardened substance on your child’s teeth called tartar or calculus—another slightly confusing term, right? No math equations here, except maybe Plaque + Time = Tartar.   That’s right, tartar begins as plaque, which is the accumulation of tiny food particles and bacteria. Our mouths are home to upwards […]

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Posted September 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Halloween means class parties, trick or treating, and an all-around day full of sugar. While it’s perfectly fine to have fun and enjoy some sweet treats, don’t limit your party snacks to bowls of candy. There are plenty of healthy and fun ways to celebrate that are better for your kids’ teeth and their health.  […]

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Posted September 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Sports Drinks & Energy Drinks: Proceed with Caution

Dr. Michelle Kucera at Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry wants to make sure our patients know all about healthy hydration. Most people already know that soda and juice aren’t great for teeth, but now the American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents and caregivers that sports and energy drinks have similar negative effects. Sports drinks are intended […]

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Posted August 27, 2020 / Blog, Dental Health, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Does Your Child Suffer from Bruxism?

Bruxism is the dental term for teeth grinding and jaw clenching, a habit that children and adults can develop and maintain, often without being conscious of it—until symptoms hit. Those symptoms can include: Worn, sensitive teeth Headaches Earaches Facial and jaw pain Tinnitus If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, or you have […]

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