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If Your Teeth Could Talk… The Mouth’s Clues Part 1

February 28, 2012

       Please see the photographs here:  Is this you?  This is a before and after of the same patient.  The treatment consisted of oral hygiene instruction, periodontal debridement, laser assisted periodontal therapy, and improved brushing and flossing by the patient. The time elapsed bnetween these photographs is a few months.  It doesn’t take long to get healthy and you will achieve a […]

Esthetic Porcelain Veneers!

February 21, 2012

What is a porcelain veneer? A porcelain veneer is a thin, translucent shell of tooth colored porcelain that is bonded to a tooth to improve its color and shape. Porcelain veneers can be used to close spaces between teeth, lengthen small or misshapen teeth, or whiten stained or dark teeth.  A porcelain veneer is created – custom made just for your teeth – by a well-trained laboratory […]

Toothpaste: What Good Is It?

February 8, 2012

Filed under: Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Toothpaste,Toothpaste — Tags: , , — Dr Gillis @ 4:30 am

Toothpaste Includes information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it serves as an abrasive that aids in removing the dental plaque and food from the teeth, assists in suppressing halitosis, and delivers active ingredients such as fluoride or xylitol to help prevent tooth […]

Flossing is Good, But Flossing Correctly is Awesome!

February 3, 2012

So, how do you floss correctly? Dental floss is made of either a bundle of thin nylon filaments or a plastic (Teflon or polyethylene) ribbon used to remove food and dental plaque (see below!) from teeth.  Correct flossing pulls harmful bacteria and food particles out from below the gums and massages the tissue.  Bacteria are constantly accumulating on your teeth and gums.  It takes a few […]