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Category Archives: Dental Hygiene

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 […]


Gum Disease

What’s all the fuss about gum disease?  And why the lectures by your dental hygienist?  For very good reason, actually.  Periodontal disease is a progressive disease – one that does not stabilize or show signs of healing.  It only gets worse.  Even when it doesn’t hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually take its toll – […]


Keeping Baby Teeth Clean

We recommend planning your baby’s first dental visit between 6 months and 2 years.  The earlier the best, so they can begin to be comfortable in the dentist chair and develop good health habits. When new baby teeth are breaking through, rub the baby’s teeth and gums with a pad of gauze or a washcloth […]


Baby teeth

New babies are vulnerable little people.  And from the first day a tooth erupts, new teeth are vulnerable too.  Fortunately, as parents, there are ways you can protect your child from cavities and ensure the best possible dental health beginnings. One avoidable threat to baby teeth is “nursing bottle mouth.”  While putting down the child […]


Tooth Wear

Some tooth wear is normal for everyone.  Abrasion can occur as a result of simple chewing if teeth are just not very strong.  Or, it could be a matter of a highly acidic diet, tooth grinding during sleep or when stressed, or other habits.  If your teeth show excess signs of wear, try to monitor […]


Anti-Tartar Toothpastes

There are lots of dental products available at your local grocer or drug store. It’s tough to pick the one that’s right for you.  In an effort to keep gum disease at bay, many manufacturers have researched and developed anti-plaque, anti-tartar home care products and some even advertise these to be the be-all and end-all […]


General Health at the Dentist

The May 2000 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Health states, “You cannot be healthy without oral health. Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate entities.” Dental practitioners are in a unique position to recognize and address the early warning signs of a body out of balance. The so-called lifestyle illnesses are […]


GoSmile whitening toothpaste

GoSmile Truly Whitening Toothpaste System Toothpaste that takes whitening to the next level…whitens beneath the enamel for TRUE stain removal! Breakthrough technology for REAL whitening, not just polishing.  This toothpaste TRULY whitens, by penetrating enamel – which is translucent – to remove the stains in the dentin that really give teeth their color.  The easiest, […]


Top Picks in Mouthwash

The November 2013 issue of REAL SIMPLE magazine notes the top rated mouthwashes according to a test of over 30 brands.  Here’s what they found: 1) Best Whitening – REMBRANDT DEEPLY WHITE – Tooth-brightening peroxide helps the liquid penetrate the enamel so it tackles discoloration both on and beneath the surface. Leaves breath minty fresh, […]


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