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Category Archives: General Dental Information

Giving up the binky

The September issue of Working Mother Magazine gives these suggestions for helping your little one give up the pacifier: 1) snip it – cut off a piece of the pacifier tip each night. It will change the sensation your child gets from sucking and gradually makes it less appealing. 2) go slow – limit binky […]




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 […]


Size of jaw decreases with age

A study conducted by the Faculty of Dentistry at Malmo University in Sweden followed a group of dentists throughout their adult lives.  The study began in 1949 with plaster molds that were made of the jaws of dental students, who were in their 20s at the time.  Then years later, the procedure was repeated.  Then, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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