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Does Mouthwash Work?

Should I Use Mouthwash? Mouthwash (also called a mouth rinse or just a rinse) are liquids that are squished around in the mouth and then discarded. They come in a wide variety of solutions with different intended purposes and active ingredients. One question we often receive is: does mouthwash really work? With all the extraordinary [...]

Does Mouthwash Work?2022-10-10T21:31:33+00:00

Need A Deep Cleaning?

What's Involved During a Deep Cleaning? You probably know what goes on during a regular dental cleaning. We use special instruments to remove debris, build-up, and tartar. Then, we polish your teeth to get them looking their best. However, if it's been a while since your last appointment and cleaning at the dentist's office, you [...]

Need A Deep Cleaning?2022-07-05T20:07:11+00:00

Topical Fluoride Treatment

What is Topical Fluoride? We classify fluoride into two categories, depending on the method of delivery. These include topical fluoride (applied directly to tooth surface) and systemic fluoride (ingested and absorbed by the body via the food and water we eat and drink). The surface of your teeth might seem like a stable, unchanging environment, [...]

Topical Fluoride Treatment2022-03-05T19:44:26+00:00

Get An Oral Cancer Screening

Detect oral cancer in its early stages. If you are a user of alcohol, tobacco, or other nicotine products, you probably already know that they aren't good for your oral health. The last thing you want is to hear another lecture about kicking the habit. Well, when you visit our office, we are not here [...]

Get An Oral Cancer Screening2022-01-09T22:36:09+00:00

Why Tongue Brushing?

Tongue brushing for better breath and better oral health. You might think tongue brushing is a waste of time. Or perhaps you just never thought of incorporating it into your routine. After all, you can't get cavities or tooth decay on your tongue, so what's the point? Well, actually, tongue brushing can improve your breath [...]

Why Tongue Brushing?2022-01-09T22:32:13+00:00

Dental X-Rays Again?

Why Do I Need X-rays Again? Whether you are visiting our office for a specific dental problem you're experiencing or just stopping by for a routine checkup, we may notify you that it's time to update your X-rays. You probably won't need new X-rays every visit; however, if significant changes have occurred or you're experiencing [...]

Dental X-Rays Again?2022-01-09T22:26:43+00:00

Benefits of Self-Examination

Make Self-Examination Part Of Your Routine Most people know the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth, but one part of your oral health routine you may be neglecting is a simple visual self-examination. Take some time to get acquainted with all the parts of your mouth. You probably know what your teeth look like, [...]

Benefits of Self-Examination2022-01-09T22:19:12+00:00

Dental Care For Seniors

Why Oral Health Is So Important To Seniors As we age, proper oral health is just as important as ever. And, there are additional concerns to take into account. Seniors living on a fixed income may have limited access to care, as well as health issues such as age-related memory loss. If you are a [...]

Dental Care For Seniors2021-06-12T16:57:26+00:00

Oral Cancer Prevention

Critical Oral Cancer Facts And what to know about prevention Oral cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease. Every year, over 50,000 Americans receive a diagnosis. Typically, it affects men at twice the rate of women and is most often diagnosed in those 40 years of age and older. Risk factors [...]

Oral Cancer Prevention2020-12-29T23:08:25+00:00

What’s in Toothpaste?

And Why Is Using It Important? Toothpaste is the first line of defense for your teeth and overall oral health. A proper oral hygiene regimen means you should be brushing twice a day—once before bedtime and once in the morning. That's because, during the night, saliva flow lessens and bacteria growth is at its highest, [...]

What’s in Toothpaste?2020-12-29T23:04:49+00:00