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Dental Insurance

USE IT OR LOSE IT! Did you know, your dental insurance has an annual maximum, and what you don’t use, you lose. Most plans are on a calendar year, meaning that you only have until the end of December to utilize any remaining benefits. Do you have some cavities your concerned about? Is it time […]


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 […]


Referrals

Do you know someone you’d like to refer?  This month, a NEW PATIENT EXPERIENCE is just $250 and includes digital dental x-rays, a comprehensive exam, your basic dental hygiene cleaning and a one-hour massage.  Call now if you’re interested in this special package, or pass along this offer to a friend.


Gingivitis and Periodontitis

Gingivitis is the presence of gingival inflammation without the loss of connective tissue attachment.  If you experience redness, swelling and bleeding gums, these are signs of gingivitis.  If dental plaque is left undisturbed on teeth, meaning, a professional dental hygienist does not clean your teeth regularly, it causes a response by the body’s immune system.  The […]


Missing teeth

Did you know, tooth loss is not just a cosmetic problem?  Tooth loss can be caused by a rough hockey game, but more often by gum disease or extensive tooth decay.  Smokers are three times more likely to lose their teeth than those who stay smoke-free.  What’s more, a study published in July of 2003 […]


Plaque, Cavities and Strep Bacteria

Saliva leaves deposits on your teeth, called a pellicle layer.  Certain bacteria in the mouth will stick to the pellicle and form colonies.  This is how dental plaque forms, and plaque is the most widely recognized precursor to oral disease. 80% of bacteria that colonize dental plaque are cocci, such as Streptococcus sanguinis and Streptococcus […]


Dental Insurance

Did you know?  Most dental insurances run on a calendar year.  That means, whatever benefits you have not used by December 31st, you will lose.  So, if you have dental insurance, and you haven’t yet used all of your allocated funds for 2010, consider having your checkup now, or if you have a cavity or […]


Invest in your Health

Investing your money in the stock markets can be a little frightening recently.  But there is one investment you can make now that may be the best place to put your money – in yourself!  The year end is drawing near and it’s time to think about money left in medical savings accounts (MSA) and […]


What are cavities?

When dental plaque is left undisturbed on the surface of the teeth, tooth decay, or cavities, develop.  Decay is the result of demineralization of the tooth enamal by acids that have built up within the undisturbed plaque.  Introducing flouride ions to the teeth can limit the progression of the cavities because fluoride has been shown […]


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