Posts From July, 2010

Gum disease = heart disease

Studies reveal that patients who suffer from some form of periodontal disease are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with coronary artery disease.  A study conducted at the University of Buffalo found that of all the types of bacteria found in the mouth, two specific strains were significantly associated with increasing heart attach risk.  […]


Sodium Lauryl Sulfate my promote mouth ulcers

Most toothpastes on the market contain sodium lauryl sulfate.  This ingredient is used to create the foaming action and is shte same ingredient that creates foam in your hair shampoo and dish soap.  Some patients who suffer from mouth ulcers and canker sores may find that a toothpaste with sodium lauryl sulfate will irritate existing […]


What’s the best toothbrush for you?

The Academy of General Dentistry says that the best toothbrush is the one you will actually use.  If an electronic toothbrush will help you to reach the recommended two to three minutes of brushing for two to three times per day, then you should use an electronic toothbrush.  But, for the average person, if you […]


Welcome Linda

Our new massage therapist, Linda, is offering a 20% discount off any massage for the rest of July.  She has 11 years of massage experience and does an excellent sports massage, as well as a feel-good stress reducing massage.  Give us a call to schedule your appointment – 512-347-0044


Bad Breath

Persistent dry mouth, called xerostomia, occurs when the flow of saliva decreases.  This is usually due to medications, breathing through the mouth, or salivary gland problems.  The enzymes in saliva help to clean the mouth and break down food particles that are known to cause odor.  To get saliva flowing again, try sucking on sugarless […]


Fun Facts

Did you know?  73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.


Continuing Education

Our staff is spending a few days in Colorado Springs for a dental seminar.  I’m excited to be a guest speaker at this event to discuss CEREC technology with a group of about 21 dental offices.  This particular seminar has a variety of speakers to help educate dentists and their staff on the newest technologies […]


Fluoride

Do you get enough fluoride from our toothpaste?  This is a tricky question…it depends on a number of factors, such as your age, diet, and even exposure to fluoride.  Some toothpaste brands have more fluoride than others.  Fluoride helps protect our enamel, and you may not be getting enough.  Crest Pro-Health has almost double the […]


Mouth Ulcers

Did you know that a quick, simple laser treatment will ‘zap’ a mouth ulcer and help it to heal in just 24 hours? If you feel a painful ulcer coming on, call our office right away. We can usually get you in same-day for a 15 minute appointment to treat the ulcer with a laser […]


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