Posts From November, 2011

Do you have tooth decay?

How do you know if you have tooth decay or a cavity? It can often take months for a cavity to develop.  Typically we can detect the beginning breakdown of the enamel of a tooth when slight brown stains appear.  These stains will eventually turn into a cavity as the bacteria and acid break through […]


Common places for tooth decay

Tooth decay can damage any tooth.  Even a tooth that already has a filling. Decay often occurs between the teeth, where it’s harder to keep clean.  This is why flossing daily is important.  Floss that glides between the teeth can remove food particles and bacteria that will build up and cause decay. The grooves in […]


Menopausal Dentistry

Did you know? After menopause, women should see their dentist more often. A new study from Case Western Reserve University found that women after menopause are at greater risk for periodontal disease and need more frequent professional cleanings.  Up to four dental cleanings a year may be necessary to adequately remove hard plaque that triggers […]


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