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Dental Lasers, Waterlase and Periodontal Disease

December 1, 2018

Can you benefit from dental lasers, specifically a Waterlase if you have periodontal disease? Patients are researching periodontal disease online and methods to treat all sorts of dental diseases.  This blog will introduce the use of the Waterlase to treat periodontal disease. You might have periodontal disease if you have bone loss around your teeth.  Nearly 40% of the population has mild to moderate periodontal […]

Individualized Dental Care Should Be the Norm!

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 the notion that every person needs to brush twice daily […]

Periodontal Disease and Treatment

April 8, 2014

Periodontal Disease and Treatment Periodontal disease is the loss of the supporting structures of the teeth namely gums and bone.  Treatment can take many forms depending on the severity of the disease, the location of the periodontal disease and variables between patients based on comfort goals and finances.  In our office, we believe it is important that your periodontal disease is explained to you and […]

What is Tartar and Why Should I Care?

December 17, 2012

What Is Tartar and Why Should I Care? Please see the tartar on the following photos: The real problem with tartar lies in the fact that once tartar forms, it is very difficult or impossible to remove with a toothbrush and floss. We compare the formation of tartar on your teeth to the formation of calcium deposits on your faucets or the formation of barnacles […]

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 […]

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy

January 3, 2012

Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy As described to patients by my treatment assistant, Regina   Everyone has spaces between the gums and the teeth where bacteria and food accumulate.  Bacteria under the gums in patients with periodontal disease and gum disease or gingivitis cause inflammation which leads to deepening of the pockets in the gum tissue around the teeth.  Normal healthy pockets range from 1-3mm in depth.  You can […]

Why compare sweat and body odor to bacteria and mouth odor!

November 28, 2011

Why compare sweat and body odor to bacteria and mouth odor! Mostly for fun, partly for information, and possibly for motivation! This blog is not for the squeemish or the faint unless they can use this information as a motivation for regular, thorough brushing and flossing and dental visits.  The terms are not particularly scientific, but we have found them to be more easily understood. […]

How might a soft tissue, diode laser help you?

October 21, 2011

I’m excited to tell you about our new diode lasers. I feel this technology will improve the way we manage periodontal disease, perform soft tissue surgeries and biopsies, and even help patients during orthodontic care. After careful evaluation and many hours of training, we now have two diode lasers. I was so excited about the possible benefits to our patients; I knew that one would […]

How much toothpaste is enough?

September 21, 2011

Who do you believe when it comes to how much toothpaste is the right amount? Should you believe the toothpaste manufacturers who show photos with a delightfully big swirl of toothpaste? Should you believe your dentist, hygienist, or physician?  See small dab above! Personal preference?? Most toothpastes contain a foaming and abrasive agent, a surfactant that helps lift food and crud off of your teeth […]

Electric Toothbrushes – Are they worth it?

September 9, 2011

My hygienists hear this question often! Melanie has this response for you: “ Wondering if that high-tech electric toothbrush on display in our office is really better than the manual ones?  Electric toothbrushes, also called power toothbrushes, provide superior plaque removal compared to regular toothbrushes and they are very easy to use.  You only need to guide the toothbrush along the surfaces of your teeth and gums while […]