Healthy Teeth

Daily Oral Hygiene -Part Three – Brushing

There are so many options available these days with regard to toothbrush selection that I liken it to buying a car, except for the price tag. I will say it again, I don’t care what you use as long as you do no harm and you get the teeth clean and free of bacterial plaque. […]

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Daily Oral Hygiene -Part Two – The Science

Our mouths are full of bacteria. Hundreds of different types live on our teeth, gums, tongue, and other places in our mouths. Some bacteria are helpful. But some can be harmful, such as those that play a role in tooth decay and gum disease. And just for the record, because you may hear us use these words […]

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Daily Oral Hygiene – Part One – The Basics

The definition of hygiene is: Conditions and practices that serve to promote or preserve health. Oral hygiene seems like a simple, straightforward topic. Everyone knows they should brush their teeth, and most people do brush, at least once in a while. Also over the last decade or so, there has been much more attention paid […]

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Toothpaste

One of the most common questions I have encountered in my 40+ years of practicing dentistry is, “What toothpaste should I use?” The answer – and the choices – used to be fairly simple. American Dental Association Seal of Approval My answer is the same now as it was 40 years ago: “Any fluoride toothpaste […]

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Dental Hygiene and Preventive Dental Care

The mouth is a sensitive area that needs particular care. We often consume products that we know are not very healthy for us but sometimes we forget that these products are also unhealthy for our teeth. From coffee and cigarette stains on the teeth to the sweet tooth products that cause decay in our teeth, […]

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Dental Care and Your Overall Health

If you have good oral hygiene, the chances are you also probably have great overall health. Not many people know that your oral health actually affects your overall health. Therefore, when you use good dental care, you are also benefiting your entire health. However, if you do not take care of your oral hygiene, you […]

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Restore your Smile with Porcelain Veneers

If you are unhappy about the appearance of your smile, then you may want to consider porcelain veneers. This dental cosmetic procedure helps to enhance the appearance of one’s smile by restoring the appearance of a tooth or multiple teeth due to various reasons. Porcelain veneers are custom built to be placed over the teeth […]

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Dental Implants – One of the Best Fixes for Tooth Loss

Losing teeth is part of life. Tooth loss occurs for a variety of reasons ranging from accidental tooth loss from an accident to severe oral problems such as tooth decay, congenital defects, mouth trauma, root canal failure, gum disease of periodontitis or the simple collapse of tooth structure from use. Fortunately, there is a dental […]

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How Can My Dentist Help Me With Snoring?

One of the causes of snoring is the common disorder called “sleep apnea”. Literally “apnea” means no breath. It is a cessation of breathing while you sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is caused by the air passages from the nose and throat being blocked during sleep. […]

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