Category Archives: Dental Hygiene

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What is Threatening Your Teen’s Oral Health?

Recent research has a lot to tell us about the risks that may affect young people’s smiles. During early childhood, there is a focus on teaching young ones to care for their teeth and gums. Parents do what they can to demonstrate, then encourage and motivate, and also to support their children by taking them […]


Super Snacks for the Big Game

As seen on the American Dental Association website MouthHealthy.org By Dr. Sheryl Hunter Griffith, DDS and Dr. Elizabeth Chen, DDS, MS Kids Healthy Teeth Are you ready for the Big Game? A championship get-together demands super snacks but not at the expense of your teeth. That’s why we’ve put together a few tasty game day […]


Are You Keeping Your Child’s Mouth Healthy?

from www.NewWise.com – Released: 1-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST Source Newsroom: University of Alabama at Birmingham more news from this source Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an opportunity for parents of toddlers, young children or teenagers to explore questions about keeping your child’s teeth clean, your child’s first dental […]


Notes from the American Dental Association about Whitening

From www.ada.org: Brushing and flossing are everyday ways to keep your teeth bright, white and healthy. Still, if you might feel like your smile is lacking some sparkle or is more yellow than it used to be, you’re not alone. When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve […]


Colgate, American Diabetes Association pair up for oral health-related campaign

  from ADA website – December 11, 2015 By Michelle Manchir The relationship between oral health and diabetes is the highlight of an ongoing campaign launched in November by Colgate Total and the American Diabetes Association. The monthlong campaign targeting consumers — dubbed “30 Days of Laughter” — features videos and social media posts meant […]


Are X-Rays needed at the dentist?

We share your concern about x-rays.  The reality of radiation exposure makes everyone uneasy.  But the fact remains that x-rays are critical to the practice of quality, preventative dentistry.  In our practice, we sincerely believe the judicious use of x-rays is in our patient’s best interests. X-rays are not just business as usual.  We rely, […]


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Choosing a Dentist

The do’s and don’ts of caring for your teeth: When you are choosing a dentist, your personal goals for the health of your teeth and mouth should be the basis for making your decision.  Look for a dentist who has experience with the services you are seeking.  Most importantly, choose an office with a caring […]


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How does the fluoride in toothpaste prevent cavities?

Acids from plaque cause the loss of minerals from the tooth – a process called demineralization – resulting in tooth decay.  The formation of small cavities, or carious lesions, can be reversed by remineralization.  Remineralization occurs when minerals are deposited into previously damaged areas of the tooth.  Topical fluoride, when applied frequently in low concentrations, […]


Burning Mouth Syndrome

For some people, they awake in the morning, feeling just fine.  But, about midday, begin to experience a burning sensation on the tongue that grows increasingly uncomfortable as the day goes on.  And there isn’t any visible signs of anything being wrong on the tongue. Burning mouth syndrome usually occurs in women over 50.  And […]


Bad Breath Problems

Lots of patients are concerned about bad breath.  As a social embarrassment, it’s surely near the top of the list.  Since mouthwashes won’t eliminate the problem, let’s look at some possible reasons for your condition. Bacteria, plan and simple, are the culprit.  Bacteria do their work in the mouth, lungs, sinuses and stomach.  In the […]


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