April 9, 2018
Brushing and flossing – a lifestyle that may save your life! Why do I say this? In a study published in the Postgraduate Medical Journal by Bale, Doneen and Vigerust, in November 2016, they note evidence that pathogens (bacteria) found in periodontal disease are considered a contributing cause of arteriosclerotic vascular disease including heart attacks […]
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February 9, 2018
Individualized oral health care – Individualized dental care. The way it should be! Our office believes in individualized dental care for optimal health. Dental care should be individualized to the patient. What works for you is not necessarily what works for other patients. Every patient deserved individualized oral health care. Take something as simple as […]
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December 21, 2017
Professional Cleanings and Exams – Are They Necessary? An alternate title for this might be, “Isn’t it pretty obvious if I have a problem with my teeth or my mouth? Why not wait I am concerned to have a professional cleaning and exam?” Is the mouth above healthy? Are their conditions that can’t be seen […]
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December 14, 2016
Flossing, necessary or optional?? People are still asking is it necessary to floss? They read the recent news article that said in effect that no studies have proven that flossing is beneficial. Many people were left questioning, ‘flossing, necessary or optional?’ It is amazing to me what a controversy a news article can cause. […]
April 22, 2016
Can Tooth Decay Cause Bad Breath? Tooth decay can and does cause bad breath! So the answer is one of the following: Yes Absolutely Are you kidding? Sure! Heck yes! Bad breath and more! The reason for this is easy to understand if you think of tooth decay as an infectious process that causes tooth […]
July 9, 2015
What Our Gums Would Like to Say to Us! If only they could! “Gums don’t complain much, even when we are infected! Can you see the soft looking white stuff between the lower teeth. That is a lot of bacteria and debris here. Bacteria like to live between your teeth and under your gums.” […]
June 18, 2015
Because We Care About Your Oral Health! This letter is for you, my patients, Do you have gum disease, gingivitis, or periodontal disease? Do you know if there is any infection present in your mouth? Do you have oral cancer? Ninety percent (90%!) of people have some type of disease or infection in their mouths! My […]
February 5, 2015
Tartar or Calculus on Teeth – Why Do I Get It? This information about tartar brought to you by our wonderful treatment assistant, Julie Why do I get Tartar ? Even with proper tooth brushing at home, you still have bacteria in your mouth. This bacteria mixed with proteins and food byproducts forms a […]
December 16, 2014
Did you know it was a good idea to switch the type of mouth rinse you use periodically? It is! To maximize the effectiveness of your mouth rinse (also called mouth wash) you should switch mouth rinse types every 2 – 3 months per a study from Clinical Research Associates. This can be thought […]
May 19, 2014
Now that I have an implant, how do I take care of it? I am so glad that you asked! Taking care of your dental implant is important. Your implant crown will never decay, but you can get gum disease and periodontal disease around your implant! This could result in the loss of your implant […]