Monthly Archives: September 2013

How Safe is Fluoride?

How safe is fluoride? Although many cities and areas choose to fluoridate their water, some claim it has negatively impacted their livelihood. Let’s address some of those claims. One popular claim is that fluoride is a toxic chemical that has no place within our drinking water. In reality, fluoride occurs … Read More

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Gingivitis might be linked to Alzheimer’s

Avoiding gingivitis might have a larger incentive than avoiding periodontitis and tooth decay. A new study released by the College of Dentistry at University of Central Lancashire and The Blizard Institute in the United Kingdom has indicated that dental bacteria may lead to brain degeneration and Alzheimer’s. The two research … Read More

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Futuristic Smart Teeth Could Monitor Our Bad Habits

There’s pretty much smart everything in 2013: smart cars, smart phones, smart TVs, and now smart…teeth?  That’s right, recently scientists have used dental cement to adhere sensors onto the artificial teeth of eight volunteers.  These smart teeth monitored how people chewed, drank, spoke, and coughed, so that scientists could watch … Read More

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Prevent Decay with a Dental Sealant Procedure

If you’re scheduled for a dental sealant procedure, your doctor is providing you with an excellent form of preventive dentistry. If you’re unfamiliar with the process, we can give you an idea of what to expect during your appointment. Dental sealants or tooth sealants are plastic fillings that cover the … Read More

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When Does My Child Need to Start Flossing and Using Mouthwash?

Oral healthcare should begin at a young age:  there are finger toothbrushes designed especially for babies, and all sorts of kid-friendly products on the market.  Often, parents will ask: when does my child need to start flossing and using mouthwash? The answer varies from child to child but here are … Read More

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How to Use a Rotadent Toothbrush

What is the Rotadent? The Rotadent was designed to resemble the hand piece used by dental hygienists to clean and polish teeth. The original Rotadent was introduced to the market in 1985, and the most recent update, Rotadent Plus, was released in 2010. The product comes with multiple heads such … Read More

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Dental Implants Vs. Dental Bridges

So, you lost a tooth, now what? Luckily in this day and age we have options!  While there are medical reasons that may determine the best course of action, here we will list some pros and cons of dental implants vs. dental bridges if you have a choice. So what … Read More

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Finding the Best Dentist for Your Child Made Easy

Finding the best dentist for your child is no easy task, but it certainly helps to know what qualities you should look for. Choosing the right dentist for your child sets them on pace for a lifetime of great oral health and protects their smile well into the future. Here’s … Read More

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