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What is Plaque?

Plaque forms in everyone’s mouth. It is a colorless, sticky film of bacteria which forms along the gum line and on teeth. This bacteria can cause gum disease and cavities. If not removed plaque hardens and attaches below the gum line and to your teeth. This substance is known as tartar. Understanding what plaque is [Read more …]

Tips to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath can happen to anyone. Foods you eat, alcohol, and smoking can all make your breath less than fresh and sweet. Bad breath can be embarrassing, but there are easy ways to prevent bad breath. First and foremost, good oral hygiene can prevent bad breath. Many times, bad breath is caused by a breakdown [Read more …]

Aging and Oral Health

According to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, by the year 2030 the population over 65 years of age will double as compared to the year 2000. This means approximately 72 million American (20% of the total US population) will be over the age of 65. Older adults are one of the fastest growing [Read more …]

What Is A Periodontal Cleaning?

What is a Periodontal Cleaning? Dentists recommend professional teeth cleaning twice a year. This helps keep your teeth and gums healthy and looking their best. During a professional teeth cleaning procedure the doctor or hygienist removes the plaque and tartar on the surface of the teeth and under the gum line. Plaque is the result [Read more …]

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