Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Importance of Bi-Annual Dental Exams

We Recommended Check Ups Even with Impeccable Oral Hygiene Designed to supplement your daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing routine, bi-annual cleanings remove tartar and plaque buildup, which can create pockets between the teeth and gums where dangerous bacteria like to grow. This bacterial growth, if left untreated, can lead to painful gum disease, formally called gingivitis. During a routine... [Read more]


Protecting your Tooth Enamel

It’s something that your dentist mentions to you on every visit and that you hear on practically every toothpaste commercial; protecting your tooth enamel is extremely important. Why, you may ask? Though enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, it can be broken down fairly easily if you don’t take proper care. So what can you do to ensure that your tooth enamel stays strong? Try following... [Read more]


Signs of Periodontal Disease

It has been well researched and documented that your mouth health affects the health of your entire body. So regular trips to the dentist, cleanings at least every six months and thorough at-home care are imperative. Many adults have periodontal disease, which can be simple inflammation of the gums or can become a serious disease that affects the bone and soft tissue supporting your teeth. In the worst... [Read more]


To floss or not to floss?

Every time you visit the dentist for a checkup, there’s one question you’re almost certain to hear: “Have you been flossing regularly?” For a lot of patients, the answer isn’t always yes. Many people make a point of brushing their teeth twice a day, as the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends, but fewer people follow the recommendation to floss at least once... [Read more]


INVISALIGN

Traditional orthodontia is fast becoming replaced with less unsightly alternatives. Invisalign is one of these and its benefits are plentiful. But is it right for you? Here are some tips about Invisalign to help you decide. Cosmetically Preferred – Invisalign uses clear retainers to straighten your teeth, instead of the archwires, bands and brackets used in traditional orthodontic systems. This... [Read more]


Bad Habits Bad Teeth

Sugar – Sugar is the absolute worst thing for your teeth. The acid-producing bacteria in your mouth eats sugar and that acid erodes tooth enamel. You should avoid candies that stick in your teeth, and brush and floss as soon as you eat them. Also stay away from dried fruits They are just as bad as candy. Soda – Any kind of soda – soda with sugar or sugar-free- is especially bad for teeth. You... [Read more]


Why it’s important to see your Dentist

  Regular visits to your dentist are essential for healthy gums and teeth. In fact, the American Dental Association actually recommends that you schedule visits every six months in order to properly maintain your dental health.  Why? Check out just a few of these reasons: One of the most important reason to visit your dentist is that it will keep your teeth and mouth in excellent oral health.... [Read more]


Why is your medication important?

It is very important that you, as a patient, let us, as your dental office,  know exactly what medications you are taking.  Certain blood thinners can cause your gums to bleed and you will not clot as easily.  Dry mouth can occur when taking some antidepressants and medications for blood pressure.  Your teeth may become discolored after taking acne medication.  If you are pregnant or taking oral... [Read more]


Smile Makeover

If you decided to build a house today, would you call the contractor and tell him to “start building” without some kind of plan? Would you tell him “I think I want the kitchen over here” and “my bedroom might look nice over there”? Absolutely not. You would first work with an architect to devise a concept that worked and suited your needs, as well as one that was aesthetically pleasing.... [Read more]


Get the most out of your dental insurance benefits before the end of the year!!

Happy Holidays to all of our patients.  If you still have dental benefits left for 2014 and you have open treatment that is needed, please call for an appointment asap. Also, if you have not had your recall visit for the later part of this year, call asap for an appointment with the hygienist. Still have flex benefits left that you need to use by the end of the year or by early 2015?  Call for an... [Read more]


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