Archive for October, 2014

Fluoride

[youtube=http://youtu.be/XoRM7sfG4UA] The greatest breakthrough in preventive dentistry during the last sixty five years has been the use of fluoride.   Approximately 72.4% of the U.S. population served by public water systems receive the benefit of optimally fluoridated water for the prevention of tooth decay.  In fact, fluoridation of public water systems can reduce cavities in […]

Toothbrush Care

[youtube=http://youtu.be/0ICP7jrSuh4] Brushing your teeth daily plays an important role for personal oral hygiene. Appropriate toothbrush care and maintenance are also important. The ADA recommends that consumers replace toothbrushes approximately every three to four months or sooner if the bristles become frayed with use. Remember to always take good care of your toothbrush. *Never share toothbrushes. […]

Cleaning Tips

[youtube=http://youtu.be/Th9XJfbTlRY] Proper care of your teeth and gums can help you avoid common diseases like gingivitis. Here are five tips that adults should do each day to keep oral hygiene in tip top shape. *Use an Electric Toothbrush Electric toothbrushes work harder by pushing fluid between teeth and around the gum line, which provides a […]

First And Regular Visits

[youtube=http://youtu.be/VXo4wnQVEWo] Regular dental check-ups and preventative dental care such as cleanings, fluoride treatments and sealants, provide your child with “smile” insurance. Plan your child’s first dental visit within six months after the first tooth erupts, but no later than his or hers first birthday. Consider it a “well baby check-up” for your child’s teeth. During […]

Dental Tips For Teens

[youtube=http://youtu.be/paxnnst5gs0] Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you.  That’s why it’s important to take care of your teeth. Remember cavities aren’t just for kids!  Here are some helpful tips that teens should keep in mind.  Always brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes. […]

Scuba Diving

[youtube=http://youtu.be/emkyHc4IG5o] Problems with dental work can affect you in many ways, besides the more obvious ailments associated with eating or chewing. SCUBA diving is one activity where dental problems can sometimes become an issue. For example, if there is an unexpected air pocket within a tooth, a diver may experience a dental barotrauma. This occurs […]

Dentures / Mini Implants

[youtube=http://youtu.be/MrhLF5iLrJw] Sometimes our teeth and their roots become irreparably damaged and have to be removed. Because teeth are such an important part of the body, their loss can have an emotional impact on some people. Replacement teeth that are natural looking need to be considered by the patient to help alleviate any fears, anxiety, or […]