fojas dentist

387 County Line Rd West

Suite 125, Westerville, OH 43082

(614) 882-0275

Can You Change The Shape Of Your Teeth?

Have you ever wondered whether you could change the shape of your teeth and what options are out there? There are ways to close gaps between your teeth, make your teeth look longer, repair teeth that may be damaged by chips or cracks. These things can be accomplished by re-contouring, veneers, bonding and dental crowns.…

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Dental Sealants Can Protect The Teeth From Decay

A dental sealant is a thin, painted on plastic coating that is usually applied to the molars and premolars.  This liquid coating adheres to the grooves and depressions in the teeth, which in turn acts as a shield over the enamel of each tooth preventing decay. Primarily children between the ages of 6 to 14 get sealants,…

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Do Whitening Toothpastes, Whitening Strips and Whitening Gels Work?

The mild abrasives in all toothpastes will help remove surface stains from your teeth. With whitening toothpastes they typically contain chemical or polishing agents that offer additional effectiveness in stain removal. Whitening toothpastes can help remove some surface stains and there is no bleaching element in the toothpaste formulation. With over-the-counter professional whitening products they contain…

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Junk Food and Your Oral Health

At the office of Augusto S. Fojas, DDS, it’s very important to us that we help our patients in Westerville live healthy lives. Although junk food can be a treat every so often, these foods can lead to severe oral health problems that in turn can effect the rest of your body. Many people do…

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Am I Supposed to Brush My Tongue?

Germs that cause gum disease, gingivitis, and tooth decay live in groups. The problem caused by bacterial colonization is the production of foul odors. However, The surface of the tongue is covered with many little tissue projections called papillae.  Papillae serve various functions such as detecting taste and they also provide protection for bacterial colonies.…

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Foods and Beverages That Stain Your Teeth

Our teeth are composed of enamel and acts as a protective barrier that prevents cavities and tooth decay and also give your teeth their white color. Certain foods and beverages we eat and drink everyday can break down the enamel in our teeth and cause stains.  This can be caused by artificial food colorings and…

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Dentistry Throughout the Ages: A Worm, A Queen & A Barber Pole

Much of the history of dentistry is pretty intriguing. From the first recorded ‘doctor of the tooth’, Hesy-Re, an Egyptian who lived around 2600 BC; to the father of modern dentistry, Pierre Fauchard, who, in 1728, was the first to apply a jeweler’s enamel over a thin gold plate, to Aristotle, the famous philosopher, who…

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Top 9 Foods That Can Damage Your Teeth

When you grab that snack to eat, it may be the bag of chips you’ve had your eye on, or a chocolate chip cookie, you should know that it may be contributing to tooth decay! Below, we’ve listed the top 9 foods that can damage your teeth. You can find even more foods you should…

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Be Gone Tooth Decay and Cavities!

There are little eating habits that you can include in your diet that can help keep your teeth healthy and cavity free. Our dental team wants you to know that brushing and flossing are not the only ways to help prevent tooth decay and cavities Here are just a few: Eat plenty of fruits and…

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Tips to Help You Quit Smoking

Smoking is a very unhealthy habit that can cause tooth discoloration, an increase in the build up of plaque and tartar on your teeth and can increase your risk of oral cancer. At Augusto S. Fojas, DDS, we are dedicated to the improvement of the oral and overall health for the people of Franklin and…

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