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23 05, 2017

Fluoride, it’s for Life

By |May 23rd, 2017|Preventative Dentistry|0 Comments

If your goal is healthy teeth for life, then you need fluoride. It ensures newly formed teeth are strong; prevents plaque, caries, and gum disease; and protects roots that get exposed as gums recede over time.

This essential mineral is present in what we eat and drink, but a healthy diet doesn’t supply enough for a […]

16 05, 2017

Watch Your Mouth

By |May 16th, 2017|Preventative Dentistry|0 Comments

Self Examinations can Spot Signs of Trouble
Through the day, you check the mirror—your hair, your collar, your hem. Ever open your mouth to see what’s inside?

You should, and not just when you feel pain or find blood on your toothbrush. You should routinely examine your oral orifice for any changes. Watch for red or […]

9 05, 2017

Dealing with a Dental Phobia

By |May 9th, 2017|Patient Education|0 Comments

The bad thing about dental phobia is that it prevents people from seeking the care they need—when they need it. The good thing about it is that, today, we can treat fear as successfully as we treat tooth decay or crooked teeth.

Over six million people experience some degree of anxiety when they visit the […]

2 05, 2017

OUCH! Pizza Burns

By |May 2nd, 2017|Patient Education|0 Comments

Do you enjoy eating fresh, hot pizza? If so, you may have experienced a common mouth injury—”pizza burn.”

Dentists use this term for a minor burn of the gums and the roof of the mouth (palate). The most frequent cause is biting into hot food such as pizza. The telltale sign of a pizza burn […]

25 04, 2017

Stroke Prevention: Routine Dental Hygiene Appointments

By |April 25th, 2017|Periodontal Dentistry|0 Comments

You may wonder what a tooth cleaning has to do with a stroke—that sudden, devastating paralysis in which blood supply to the brain is blocked.

Simply put, it’s the result of a buildup of plaque in the arteries. Yes, their is a direct correlation between the plaque in arteries and the plaque that builds up […]

18 04, 2017

Fever Blisters, Cold Sores, Canker Sores

By |April 18th, 2017|Patient Education|0 Comments

Some are caused by a virus, some hurt, and all are unpleasant socially. What exactly is that nasty thing on my mouth? And how do I get rid of it before Friday night?
Cold Sores
Cold sores and fever blisters are one and the same—small skin blisters on the mouth caused by Herpes simplex virus. When […]

11 04, 2017

Let the Sunshine in!

By |April 11th, 2017|Patient Education|0 Comments

Are you one of the millions of Americans who spends most of their working and free time indoors? If so, you may be missing out on the important benefits of sunshine, which not only lifts the spirit, but also helps the body create an essential nutrient—vitamin D.

Early in this century doctors discovered that too […]

4 04, 2017

Tongue Brushing

By |April 4th, 2017|Preventative Dentistry|0 Comments

An Old Habit Seems New
Here’s an idea that may be new to you. Did you ever think of brushing your tongue? Actually, tongue-brushing is an ancient practice. Our ancestors considered it part of their daily hygiene.

Yet many people today aren’t aware that their tongue needs brushing as much as their teeth do. In fact, […]

28 03, 2017

Our Infection Control Program

By |March 28th, 2017|Patient Education|0 Comments

Visitors to our practice have probably noticed the efforts we put into making the office open and comfortable. Well, it’s not just cosmetic. We’re doing something about protecting your health.

We consulted with experts in the field of asepsis—sterilization. Our aim was to find the best that technology has to offer to keep the practice […]

21 03, 2017

What to Know About Gum Disease

By |March 21st, 2017|Periodontal Dentistry|0 Comments

It afflicts as many as nine in 10 adults at some point in their lives, as well as teenagers and children as young as five or six years of age. Yet, many suffer from it without even suspecting anything is wrong.

“It” is periodontal, or gum, disease—in the minds of most dentists, Public Enemy Number […]