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How Gum Disease Can Impact Your Health

15 Aug 20160
Dentist examination room with a yellow chair

Daily brushing and flossing can keep gum and periodontal disease at bay but for those that still suffer fromTaking care of your teeth isn’t just about having a pearly white smile and pleasant breath.  There has been research proving a connection between your dental health and overall health.  Daily brushing and flossing can keep gum and periodo

How Long Will My Dental Work Last?

24 May 20160

How long will my dental work last? On the surface this seems like a fair question.  A dentist might compare this question to asking your doctor “how long am I going to live?” Needless to say this is often a difficult question to answer. While the question is difficult, there are a few generalities that can be described to give a patient a better id

What is a Deep Cleaning? Do I Need One?

26 Apr 20160

Have you been told by your dentist or hygienist that you need a deep cleaning? Why didn’t they do a deep cleaning instead of regular cleaning? What will happen if you don’t do the deep cleaning? These are all very good questions I hope to shed some light on.A “deep cleaning” is a term used to describe what I call a “non-surgical periodontal tr

The Secret to Deep Cleaning and Dental Scaling

19 Mar 20160

Many dental patients aren’t aware of the difference between a regular, routine dental cleaning (Prophylaxis) and a true deep cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing). A routine cleaning is recommended twice a year as a good preventative measure, keeping teeth and tissue healthy by removing plaque and stains. Unless a problem arises, such as tooth decay

The Buzz about Electric Toothbrushes

25 Feb 20160

Taking a walk down the oral care aisle at the grocery store or drug store can be a daunting task when you are shopping for a toothbrush. There are so many to choose from. There are dozens of different styles of bristles, angles, handles, etc., for manual brushes and now there are almost as many styles and brands for electric, or battery powered, to

Valentine’s Day Chocolates & Your Teeth

12 Feb 20160

Every year, Americans spend close to $1.5 million on Valentine’s Day chocolate. In fact, the chocolate box tradition has been around for more than 140 years. Richard Cadbury introduced the first Valentine’s Day box of chocolates in 1868.Although we know that chocolate contains loads of sugar, recent studies have proved that it’s ok to indulge a

5 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Your Kids!

28 Jan 20160

Kids aren’t known for being thorough when it comes to personal hygiene. And tooth brushing is no different. Ask any parent and they’ll tell you, without hesitation, that getting their kids to brush their teeth is an ongoing struggle. Nonetheless, it’s a necessary struggle.Taking care of your child’s primary teeth is a vital component of their o

8 Tips to Keep Your Breath Fresh this New Year’s Eve!

29 Dec 20150

Bad breath can be a buzzkill. As we prepare for the New Year and anticipate that big New Year’s Eve kiss, don’t let bad breath ruin your moment. We all fall victim to it every now and again, but there are a few simple tips you can follow to make sure your moment at midnight is everything you want it to be.These tips won’t just help you prepare

Five Tips for Clean Teeth During the Holidays

22 Dec 20150

“All I want for Christmas are my two front teeth . . . .”  Wouldn’t it be great if our children’s first thoughts for holiday gifts had to do with their teeth? Chances are good that it isn’t toothpaste and floss that are dancing in your children’s heads this December. All of us, adults and kids alike, are constantly being tempted with holiday treats

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