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Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office!

September 7, 2016

Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office! Would you like to Test Drive an Electric Toothbrush in Our Office?  How about the Oral B Pro 5000? Now you can do just that in our office and here is how: Purchasing an electric toothbrush  to improve your oral hygiene is a good idea.  But which one do you buy?  How do you know the differences […]

Do You Really Need to Sterilize Your Toothbrush?

January 22, 2014

Filed under: Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Tooth Brushes — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 2:15 am

Do You Really Need to Sterilize Your Toothbrush? This is my thought on this question about toothbrushes that we get asked periodically.  You can buy special units which will sterilize your toothbrush, but in my opinion these are not really necessary! There are bacteria present always on your teeth so that when you brush your teeth you will load the  bristles of your toothbrush with […]

Toothpaste Is Good For My Teeth, Right?

September 26, 2012

Filed under: Oral Hygiene,Tooth Brushes,Toothpaste,Toothpaste — Tags: , — Dr Gillis @ 12:55 am

   Toothpaste Is Good For My Teeth, Right? Toothpaste  is a combination of flavor, medication (usually fluoride) and sand or grit.  It is the grit in toothpaste that causes the abrasive damage.  Recent research using a ‘brushing machine’ showed that brushing without toothpaste does not cause any wear problem.  (Dzakovich JJ: In vitro reproduction of the non-carious cervical lesion.  American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, February 2006) The […]

Dental Floss – A history and does floss type matter?

November 22, 2011

(Submitted by my hygienist, Pam) Recently a patient reminded me of a saying I hadn’t heard in a while.  “You don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.”  Hopefully we all want to keep all our teeth for the rest of our lives.  And research has shown that flossing can prolong life, up to 10 extra years!   In 1815, […]