Posts From November, 2010

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


The life of fillings and crowns

How long does a filling last?  What about a crown?  These are great questions our patients often ask, but they can be difficult to answer.  There are various factors that affect the lifespan of dental restorations. We have to start by asking the patient what they want.  Do you want a short term fix?  Is […]


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