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Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth

If you experience pain or sensitivity from hot or cold foods and drinks, you’re not alone. Sensitive teeth are one of the most common complaints we hear from our patients. Sensitive teeth may be caused by many things; medication, a fractured tooth, worn fillings, or an exposed root can all be the cause. You don’t [Read more …]

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 …]

Dental Implants Demystified

The goal of today’s dentistry practices is to save your tooth. But sometimes this is not possible for a variety of reasons. The tooth may be badly damaged due to an accident or decay and your doctor has no other option than to extract it. This is where dental implants can preserve your smile and [Read more …]

Get the Facts About Toothpaste

Toothpaste comes in a wide variety of types which offer many benefits. Toothpaste for children is no different and comes in a wide variety of types and flavors. Choosing the right toothpaste for you and your family is important. Having the facts will help you choose the correct toothpaste and get the most out of [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 …]

Mouthwash – To Use or Not to Use?

Did you know your mouth harbors as many as 500 to 650 different species of bacteria? These bacteria live on your gums, teeth, and tongue. Brushing and flossing do an excellent job of removing the bacteria, plaque, and food debris. For an extra hedge of protection, you may be wondering if a mouthwash or mouth [Read more …]

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