Tooth Care
Flossing

Flossing

Created in Tooth Care What is flossing? Flossing is a method for removing bacteria and other debris that cannot be reached by a toothbrush. It generally entails a very thin piece of synthetic cord you insert and move up and down between the sides of two adjoining...

Women and Tooth Care

Women and Tooth Care

Created in Tooth Care Women have special needs when it comes to their oral health. That’s because the physical changes they undergo through life—menstruation, pregnancy and childbirth, breast-feeding and menopause—cause many changes in the body, some harmful to teeth...

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Created in Tooth Care A knocked out tooth or bitten tongue can cause panic in any parent, but quick thinking and staying calm are the best ways to approach such common dental emergencies and prevent additional unnecessary damage and costly dental restoration. This...

Seniors and Oral Health

Seniors and Oral Health

Created in Tooth Care More and more people are avoiding the need for dentures as they grow older, going against the notion that false teeth are a normal part of growing older.In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing...

Brushing

Brushing

Created in Tooth Care Brushing is the most effective method for removing harmful plaque from your teeth and gums. Getting the debris off your teeth and gums in a timely manner prevents bacteria in the food you eat from turning into harmful, cavity causing acids.Most...

Oral Health Products

Oral Health Products

Visit any pharmacy or the health and beauty section of a supermarket today, and you are faced with a large, and many say confusing, array of over-the-counter remedies and devices designed to help you tend to your hygiene and health-care needs. There are many...

Types of Floss

Types of Floss

Dental floss comes in a variety of colors, materials and even flavors. Waxed varieties slide through the teeth, allowing people with extremely tight spaces to floss more easily. Popular flavors of floss include wintergreen and cinnamon. Waxed floss does tend to fray...

Water Picks

Water Picks

There is never a suitable substitute for daily brushing and flossing. While some products, including water irrigation devices (or “water picks”), may be useful for specific applications, they may not be as effective as traditional flossing in the removal of plaque....

X-Rays

X-Rays

Created in Tooth Care When X-rays pass through your mouth during a dental exam, more X-rays are absorbed by the denser parts (such as teeth and bone) than by soft tissues (such as cheeks and gums) before striking the film. This creates an image on the radiograph....

What is Tooth Decay?

What is Tooth Decay?

Created in Tooth Care Plaque is an insidious substance—a colorless, sticky film—that blankets your teeth and creates an environment in which bacteria erode tooth enamel, cause gum irritation, infection in inner structures such as pulp and the roots, and in extreme...

Sealants

Sealants

Created in Tooth Care Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun.The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for...

Prevention Tips for Children

Prevention Tips for Children

Created in Tooth Care Infants Infants should be seen by our office after the first six months of age, and at least by the child's first birthday. By this time, the baby's first teeth, or primary teeth, are beginning to erupt and it is a critical time to spot any...

Periodontal Exams

Periodontal Exams

Created in Tooth Care Periodontal exams are vital in the maintenance of your oral health as they are used to assess the health of your gums and teeth. They can help your dentist diagnose gum diseases, gingivitis and periodontitis. These exams can also reveal receding...

Nutrition and Your Teeth

Nutrition and Your Teeth

Created in Tooth Care It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health. Providing your body with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals helps your teeth and gums—as well as your immune system—stay...

Mouth Rinses

Mouth Rinses

Created in Tooth Care The Food and Drug Administration classifies mouth rinses into two categories - therapeutic and cosmetic. In general, therapeutic rinses with fluoride have been shown to actually fight cavities, plaque and gingivitis. On the other hand, cosmetic...

Fluoride Facts

Fluoride Facts

Created in Tooth Care For decades, fluoride has been held in high regard by the dental community as an important mineral that is absorbed into and strengthens tooth enamel, thereby helping to prevent decay of tooth structures.In nearly every U.S. community, public...

Denture Care

Denture Care

Created in Tooth Care Dentures today are made from very advanced materials designed to give you a natural appearance.However, keep in mind that just like your teeth, dentures should be cared for with the same diligence. This means daily brushing and regular visits to...

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