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Everyone can benefit from following the standard guidelines for oral health: flossing daily, brushing twice daily, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco use, and having regular dental checkups. Staying on top of your oral hygiene will help you avoid gum disease and will keep your teeth healthy and strong for a lifetime. However, particular groups Continue Reading →

Improve Your Oral Health and Total Health with Preventive Dentistry

Quality dentistry provides health benefits for the entire body. Research shows a strong connection between oral health and overall health, so we provide dentistry that considers and improves your total health. The advantages of healthy teeth & gums should not be underestimated; they contribute to our overall well-being not only by promoting proper chewing and Continue Reading →

Sport Safety: The Importance of Mouth Guards

Imagine what it would be like if you suddenly lost one or two of your front teeth. Smiling, talking, eating—everything would suddenly be affected. Mouthguards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimizing the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining. Knowing how to prevent injuries like these is especially important if you participate in organized sports or other recreational activities. Continue Reading →

7 Surprising Ways You Coul Be Ruining Your Teeth

You only get one set of choppers, and repair costs more than prevention. So be kind to your teeth. Here are some mistakes you may not know you’re making. If you brush too vigorously, you can wear away at your enamel and cause sensitivity and even gum recession. Buy a brush with soft bristles and move it in small circles, not side to side. They can wear away enamel. That’s a problem because that top protective layer of the teeth can never grow back. Nerves below it lose their protection, and you may start to feel pain from hot or cold. Some acidic, erosion-causing culprits: regular (and diet) soda, orange juice, wine, sports drinks, sour gummy candies, and lemons. Think about your tooth as a seashell. If you put a seashell in Coke, it will disappear. Continue Reading →

Home Dental Care 10 Toothbrushing Mistakes

Toothbrushing is such an ingrained habit, few people think twice about it. But as with any habit, you can get sloppy, and that can lead to cavities and gum disease. Consider the size of your mouth when picking a toothbrush. If you are straining to open wide enough to let the brush in, the brush is probably too big. The handle has to be comfortable. It should feel as comfortable as holding a fork when you eat. Continue Reading →

PLAQUE AND TARTAR CONTROL

Patients often confuse plaque and tartar and how they are related to each other Plaque is a sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that is constantly forming on the tooth surface. Saliva, food, and fluids combine to produce these deposits that collect on teeth and where teeth and gums meet. The buildup of plaque can trap Continue Reading →

New in Dentistry Materials and Treatments

Patients today are increasingly taking more responsibility for their own health care. They tend to be well-read, educated by previous health-care experiences, and much more discriminating in their own choice of practitioners and treatment methods. As health practitioners struggling with the complex task of helping these patients achieve optimum wellness, we are constantly searching for the information that best answers their questions and offers solutions to their health concerns. Our task is complicated by genetics, the environment, nutrition, emotional and personal habits that compromise and influence our patients’ health. These influences include the subtle but powerful adverse effects of dental materials and procedures on the body. If we look at the optimum wellness and longevity as a complex picture composed of many puzzle pieces, we find a multitude of influences on our health. Continue Reading →