Dr. Scott Shew, D.D.S.
255 West Central Ave.
Suite 202
Brea, CA 92821
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The succulent strawberry (still available today) was considered to be a "natural" solution for preventing tartar and giving fresh breath. In 1855, the Farmers Almanac included this recipe for appropriate toothpaste: 1 oz. myrrh (fine powder) 2 spoonfuls of your best honey, a pinch of green sage. Mix together and use every night on wet teeth.
Bridges are natural-looking dental appliances that can replace a section of missing teeth. Because they are custom-made, bridges are barely noticeable and can restore the natural contour of your teeth as well as the proper bite relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Bridges are sometimes referred to as fixed partial dentures, because they are semi-permanent and are bonded to existing teeth or implants. Some bridges are removable and can be cleaned by the wearer; others need to be removed by your dentist.

Porcelain, gold alloys or combinations of materials are usually used to make bridge appliances.

Appliances called “implant bridges” are attached to an area below the gum tissue, or the bone.

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