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March 27th, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Dry Mouth and Kids

Most people experience dry mouth at some point. Usually a glass of water is enough to treat the parched feeling. But what causes the kind of dry mouth you can’t seem to quench? Further, what happens if your child is the one who constantly complains of a dry mouth? Should you be worried? Dry mouth […]

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March 13th, 2024

Is it Time to Toss that Toothbrush?

When you find a toothbrush that’s just right for you, it can be easy to get attached. After all, you use your toothbrush morning and night (ideally) to prevent plaque and bacteria from hardening and becoming tartar—that’s what we like to call quality time!  When your toothbrush does so much good, you want to return […]

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February 27th, 2024

An Orthodontics Overview

The root word “ortho” means “straight or upright.” Orthodontics— you guessed it – help make your teeth straight. But oh, how it can do so much more!  A lovely smile with straight teeth and an even bite is equal parts functional and beautiful – and thanks to scientific progress, all that can be yours. Orthodontics […]

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February 13th, 2024

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 Torrance dentist, Dr. Bradley Miller at Miller Family Dental is equipped with a comfortable dental chair for them to lean back in, […]

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January 27th, 2024

Chocolate is Good for Oral Health – True or False?

Most of us were taught when we were kids that sweets like chocolate will rot your teeth. While this may remain true for some types of our favorite sweet snack, that doesn’t mean we have to take it off the menu altogether.  In fact, recent studies have found that dark chocolate, containing high percentages of […]

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January 13th, 2024

How NOT to Pull a Loose Tooth

We’ve all seen variations of DIY methods when it comes to pulling loose baby teeth: the string and door slam method is by far one of the most popular (although we’re not sure why). But our team at Miller Family Dental is here to advise against this and similarly aggressive techniques so your kiddo will […]

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December 27th, 2023

What You Need To Know To Find and Maintain Affordable Dentures

According to The American Academy of Prosthodontists there are 36 million people who have no teeth (also called edentulous) in the United States. Besides this, there are also 120 million people who are missing a minimum of one tooth. Out of those 36 million people, about 90% of them have dentures and approximately 15% of […]

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December 13th, 2023

Fluoride: Good or Bad?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the fluoridation of drinking water is ranked among the ten greatest public health achievements of 20th century America. However, a quick search of the internet tells us that fluoride can actually be toxic if ingested in large enough quantities.  So which is true? Do the health […]

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November 27th, 2023

Prevention vs. Treatment of Oral Health

The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more […]

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November 13th, 2023

Why Haven’t My Child’s Permanent Teeth Come In?

If your child’s permanent adult teeth haven’t emerged in a timely manner, you may wonder if there is a reason to worry. Miller Family Dental would like to share a few possible reasons permanent adult teeth can be delayed.  Is There Enough Space for the New Teeth to Grow? The most common reason for permanent […]

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