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Posted April 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Does Your Chewing Gum Fight Tooth Decay?

Avid gum chewers rejoice! Your love for the sticky, stretchy stuff can be beneficial for your oral health—depending on its ingredients. If you’re chewing gum with artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, sucralose, aspartame, or mannitol, it’s true you’re avoiding traditional sugar, but your teeth aren’t as likely to thank you as they might be if […]

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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 March 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Help! My Child is Terrified of the Dentist

If you’re the parent of a young child, you know their brains are similar to sponges that soak up everything around them—especially in their first five years, which neuroscientists say is when they’ll do the most learning and developing in their entire life.  At this formative time, your child may amaze you with what they […]

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Posted February 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Questions to Ask at a Back-to-School Dental Visit

Some schools require a back-to-school dental visit, but even if yours doesn’t, right before school starts is a good time to schedule one of your child’s regular checkups. Dr. Kucera can take care of any problems so your child won’t have to miss class after school starts, and if oral hygiene routines got a little […]

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Posted February 13, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

What Did My Dentist Just Say?

At Caring Tree Children’s DentistryCaring Tree Children’s Dentistry, education is paramount in our mission to help our Lincoln and Grass Valley, CA friends and neighbors improve and maintain their oral health. For this reason, we try to avoid using dental jargon when we’re speaking with our valued patient family.  However, there are terms that can’t […]

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Posted January 27, 2021 / Blog, Patient Care
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Time & Orthodontics Can Silence Bullies

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, teeth were the #1 feature that increased a child’s chances of being bullied. A person’s smile and teeth are often the first things people notice, and kids are no exception. Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry would like to share some ideas […]

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Posted January 13, 2021 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Will the Gap in My Child’s Teeth Ever Close?

Diastema is the medical name for a space or gap between two teeth. While the most commonly gapped teeth are the two at upper front and center, a gap can occur between any two teeth. There are many potential causes for gapped teeth, including: Teeth that are too small for the jawbone Teeth that are […]

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Posted December 13, 2020 / Blog, Dental Services
Dr. Michelle Kucera

Take it Easy After Tooth Extraction

At Caring Tree Children’s Dentistry, we’re here to help you as you teach your little ones how to care for their growing and changing smiles. Sometimes our combined efforts will prevent them from needing dental treatment beyond cleanings, fluoride treatments, and sealants, but other times we might recommend extraction to get them back on track […]

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