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By | 2011-01-17T20:54:26+00:00 January 17th, 2011|General Dental Information|

Canker Sores

Canker sores are small, painful ulcers in the insides of the cheeks, gums and on the tongue.  These are typically small, flat and whitish in color, with red around teh outside edge.  They typically heal themselves in 7 to 10 days, but are very painful during this time.  The sores can occur as a result [...]

By | 2011-01-17T20:26:20+00:00 January 17th, 2011|Dental, General Dental Information|

Alcohol in Mouthwash

Alcohol is an ingredient in some commercial mouth rinses.  It is included as a solvent for inactive ingredients.  Typically only 10% to 30% are used in mouth rinses and this amount does not provide the antibacterial benefits that full-strength alcohol can provide.  Studies have shown that use of alcohol-containing mouthwash may cause color and hardness [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:57+00:00 January 11th, 2011|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information|

Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the presence of gingival inflammation without the loss of connective tissue attachment.  If you experience redness, swelling and bleeding gums, these are signs of gingivitis.  If dental plaque is left undisturbed on teeth, meaning, a professional dental hygienist does not clean your teeth regularly, it causes a response by the body's immune system.  The [...]

By | 2017-02-02T20:45:57+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information|

Missing teeth

Did you know, tooth loss is not just a cosmetic problem?  Tooth loss can be caused by a rough hockey game, but more often by gum disease or extensive tooth decay.  Smokers are three times more likely to lose their teeth than those who stay smoke-free.  What's more, a study published in July of 2003 [...]

By | 2010-12-06T19:38:16+00:00 December 6th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Plaque, Cavities and Strep Bacteria

Saliva leaves deposits on your teeth, called a pellicle layer.  Certain bacteria in the mouth will stick to the pellicle and form colonies.  This is how dental plaque forms, and plaque is the most widely recognized precursor to oral disease. 80% of bacteria that colonize dental plaque are cocci, such as Streptococcus sanguinis and Streptococcus [...]

By | 2010-11-30T22:34:28+00:00 November 30th, 2010|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information|

Dental Insurance

Did you know?  Most dental insurances run on a calendar year.  That means, whatever benefits you have not used by December 31st, you will lose.  So, if you have dental insurance, and you haven't yet used all of your allocated funds for 2010, consider having your checkup now, or if you have a cavity or [...]

By | 2010-11-30T22:27:44+00:00 November 30th, 2010|Dental, Dental Hygiene|

Chic-Flic To Go Teeth Whitening Pen & Lip Gloss Plumper

Patients love this new first-ever beauty product that combines a lip-gloss plumper and a smile whitening pen all in one convenient wand.  What a great gift idea for your girlfriends this holiday season! This stylish red case fits easily into your pocket or purse, and comes complete with a mirror and light for quick application anywhere. [...]

By | 2010-11-09T15:53:18+00:00 November 9th, 2010|Dental|