Tooth Tartar Threatens Teeth

Bacteria building particles, left untreated, create plaque that eventually turns to hardened tooth tartar.  Tartar, difficult to remove, leads to gum disease.  Good oral health habits can prevent tooth tarter from forming on your teeth. Where Tooth Tartar Comes From If you are not in the habit of brushing and flossing after meals, you will…

Permanent Implant Teeth

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It’s 2015 and you’ve reached a point in your life where you find yourself tired of living with tooth loss or ill-fitting dentures.  Dental bridges or adhesive dentures are not convenient for your lifestyle and you’ve decided it’s time to get a grip on better tooth replacement.  Now is the time you need permanent implant…

Spring Cleaning for Preventive Care

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Yes, it’s spring cleaning time.  The time we clean our windows, draperies, carpets and ready our yards for planting and BBQ.  But, what about getting our teeth ready for all the foods and beverages we’re about to eat?  It’s called preventive care and you can think of it as spring cleaning for your teeth. Spring…

Dry Mouth Syndrome

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Rather than a disease itself, dry mouth syndrome usually caused by disease or medications used to treat disease. Symptoms of Dry Mouth Syndrome The most common causes of dry mouth syndrome can be medications prescribed for the treatment of disease.  If you are taking medications for blood pressure, diabetes, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory or antidepressants, you could…

Flossing is Not a Part Time Activity

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A recent comedy skit entitled “Flossing:  There will be Blood” was a reference to people who floss only two days before their dental visit.  The joke was “your dentist always knows!”.  The unfortunate truth is that when flossing produces blood, that is not a comedy. Why Flossing is so Important Flossing is the best way…

Smile Self-Esteem

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Most people have a deep desire to be liked, admired and respected.  This is healthy food for self-esteem.  Have you ever wondered how a beautiful smile can feed your self esteem? What is Smile Self-Esteem? If you have oral health problems, you know how difficult it is to try to be friendly while trying to…

Improved Health through Oral Health

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It’s true!  You can experience improved health through good oral health.  Once you begin to practice good oral health habits, a healthier you will emerge. The ‘How-To’ to Improved Health The first order of business is to visit your dentist.  An oral health check-up will reveal a lot about your overall health. Your dentist can…

Deep Cleaning may prevent Heart Disease in Older Adults

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Previous studies have shown that adults who have deep cleaning, also known as tooth scaling, may be less likely to have heart disease leading to heart attacks or stroke.  You may be brushing and flossing, but your hygienist can see plaque buildup beyond that which you may see in the mirror. Deep Cleaning removes Harmful…