If a Dental Crown Falls Out, You Need to Seek Dental Care

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A dental crown is typically married to its anchoring abutment with professional strength dental adhesive. This secures a bond intended to hold the dental crown in place for many long years. However, there are a few rare times when something can affect a dental crown, causing it to come loose, or potentially disconnect from the… Read more »

When Should You See the Dentist?

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If you break or lose a tooth, chances are good that a phone call to the dentist will be in your immediate future. But seeing the dentist should not be reserved for toothaches or other dental emergencies. In fact, regular visits to your dentist can keep your teeth and mouth healthy, and may actually help… Read more »

Why Should I Clean My Teeth?

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Our dentist, Dr. , strongly recommends cleaning your smile regularly by brushing twice a day, flossing and rinsing daily, and attending your dental checkups every six months. If you ever wonder why these things are recommended, our dental team is happy to tell you why! First, cleaning your teeth helps you have a better overall… Read more »

Diabetes and Oral Health

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Approximately 29 million Americans live with diabetes. If diabetes is a part of your life, you should work closely with your dentist to maintain a healthy mouth. Keep in mind that people with diabetes are at a higher risk for gum disease, a fungal infection called thrush, and dry mouth. If you already have gum… Read more »

What to Do About Plaque on Your Teeth

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Brushing and flossing your teeth is very important especially if you’d like to keep your teeth healthy and strong. If you fail to keep up on cleaning your teeth and removing excess food particles, plaque will build up and damage your teeth. Do you know what plaque actually is or what does to your teeth?… Read more »

Gingivitis: The Facts

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Do you have tender, red, swollen, or bleeding gums? If you have any of these symptoms, you may have gingivitis. But do you know what gingivitis actually is? It’s actually the earliest stage of gum disease, and if it isn’t addressed, it can develop into something much more serious. Fortunately, there are several things you… Read more »

Give Your Smile the Gift of Floss

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Here at in , , we understand how busy life can be. Remembering all the steps of each day can sometimes be tiring. That is why our team is here to remind you the importance of flossing, and how it can help you in your life. Did you know that flossing is vital to fighting… Read more »

The Benefits of Straight Teeth

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It’s easy to think that, when you’re undergoing any sort of teeth-straightening procedure, you’re in it simply for cosmetic reasons. After all, straight teeth are only there to make you look better in photos, right? That’s actually not true. There’s a wide range of benefits you’ll receive from straight teeth, and those health benefits are… Read more »

Time for a Dental Cleaning and Exam?

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Welcome to the dental practice of Dr. James C. Ma, where we offer cosmetic, general, family and orthodontic dental care for our patients in Tulare, California, and the surrounding areas. We are happy to offer dental cleanings and exams to make sure your oral health is in the best possible condition. What can you expect at a… Read more »