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Regular Teeth Cleanings Could Cut Heart Attack Risk

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay People who visit the dentist regularly to have their teeth cleaned may lower their risk for heart attack or stroke, new research suggests. The researchers found that fewer teeth and a higher number of infections around the base of teeth increase a person’s risk for congestive heart failure or heart attack. [Read more …]


If Your Teeth Could Talk … The Mouth Offers Clues to Disorders and Disease; Jeanne Taylor, DDS, states: Dentists Could Play Larger Role in Patient Care

The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth provides an even better view of the body as a whole. Some of the earliest signs of diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, immune disorders, hormone imbalances and drug issues show up in the gums, teeth and tongue—sometimes long before a patient knows anything is wrong. [Read more …]


Basic Teeth Cleaning

The basic teeth cleaning, commonly called “prophy”, involves removing the mostly-softer deposits from the crowns of teeth. This is done by scaling and polishing. Scaling can be done with “hand scalers” and with an ultrasonic scaler.


Cosmetic Dental Bonding

Cosmetic dental bonding is a type of veneer, but the material added to the fronts of the teeth are composite or tooth-colored filling material (instead of ceramic), and the procedure is completed in one appointment (no impression, no fabrication by a dental laboratory). Bonding can correct imperfections like gaps between teeth, shape and color at [Read more …]


Periodontal Cleaning

A periodontal cleaning is required when advanced symptoms of bacterial infection (periodontitis) are present or when hardened deposits have formed on the roots of teeth. Signs of periodontal disease include deep pockets, gums detached from the tooth, red, tender and swollen gums, loose teeth, bone loss, bad breath. The periodontal cleaning, commonly called “scaling and [Read more …]


Whitening

Often the difference between a good smile and a great smile is the whiteness of the teeth! When done properly, whitening is safe and effective. In addition, it is a simple process and inexpensive. Dr. Taylor is eager to help you get the effect you want in the safest manner–without tooth sensitivity and gum irritation. [Read more …]


Veneers

Would you like to have the glamorous Hollywood smile? Ceramic veneers can give your smile a miraculous transformation in a few appointments. Veneers are thin ceramic facings which are bonded to the fronts of teeth. They can hide the imperfections of the teeth–making them appear straighter and more even, closing gaps, creating better shape, and [Read more …]


TMJ

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint–the joint where your lower jaw fits into the skull, the joint that moves when you open and close your mouth. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is a neuromuscular condition that often is caused when the bite is not in balance. This can lead to pain and other symptoms commonly referred [Read more …]


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