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Category Archives: Dental Hygiene


Toothbrushes – soft vs medium

Researchers at Franciscan University in Santa Maria, Brazil studied the difference in medium and soft toothbrush bristles for plaque removal and soft-tissue abrasion. A total of 25 undergraduate students participated in the study. All participants were free from gingivitis at the onset of the study. The students were asked to refrain from all oral hygiene […]


Technology at the dentist

Technology is everywhere. Even at your dentist! Dr. Nemec enjoys offering our clients the latest technologies for their dental care, and their comfort. Our newest digital x-rays system takes just 25 seconds to create a 3D image of your full mouth, and even your jaw and sinuses. This scan helps us monitor the health of […]


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 […]


Tooth Decay

You may think only children get cavities.  The truth is, all of us are at risk of tooth decay our whole lives.  By following a healthy at-home oral health routine, seeing your dentist regularly, and making smart food choices, you can lower your risk of getting a cavity. What is tooth decay?  Tooth decay is […]


Dental problems during pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy increase your sensitivity to plaque, so reduce the buildup that can lead to gum disease.  Gingivitis is the most common oral disease for expecting women and can be reduced  by brushing twice a day and flossing at least once.  Go to your dentist every three months for a cleaning while you’re […]


Dry-Mouth

If you suffer from dry-mouth, it’s not only inconvenient, but it can be unhealthy.  If your mouth feels dry a lot, the condition increases your risk of gum disease, tooth decay, and other ailments.  That’s because saliva doesn’t just wet your whistle, it also controls bacterial growth by washing away food and plaque.  Dry mouth […]


Can kids have bad breath?

Persistant bad breath in young children rarely originates in the mouth, unless the child has an abscessed tooth.  If your child complains of a toothache and has bad breath, then see a pediatric dentist right away. But, if your little one is not in pain but bad breath persists, you have other medical concerns to […]


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