Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene

Dr. Richard Hamaty is a dentist in Yorba Linda, California. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, he spent time working at the University of Pittsburgh before moving to California and purchasing his own general dentistry practice.

In this series of articles, Dr. Hamaty offers insight into the best ways to care for teeth as we age.

How to Take Care of Dentures At Home

To fit properly, dentures must be taken out each night and soaked in a cup with a bit of water and a cleaning solution. People should also remember to brush their dentures daily, and have them adjusted for size if they gain or lose any weight.

What’s the Difference Between A Regular Cleaning and a Deep Cleaning?

Whereas a regular dental cleaning involves simply a buffing and polishing of the teeth, a deep cleaning includes scaling and planing. Deep cleanings aren't necessary for everyone, but they may be needed for people who have gone a year or longer between appointments.

How to Avoid Burning Mouth Syndrome

Unfortunately, medical researchers have not been able to pinpoint the exact cause of burning mouth syndrome. They do know, however, that this condition is not something to ignore.

Can Drinking Well Water Exclusively Hurt My Child’s Teeth?

Having too much or too little fluoride can cause damage to a child's teeth.Drinking too much fluoride can cause teeth to turn a dull gray color, and drinking too little fluoride can cause decay on the teeth.

Root Canal Alternatives: What Are My Options?

For serious cases, a root canal has been and still remains the best option for most patients. In cases where a patient is fearful of the procedure, then another option could be a dental implant.