Periodontal Disease and Your Health

Periodontal disease, often called gum disease, is an infection in the gums and tissues that support your teeth. Over time, a build-up of bacteria and food particles takes hold in the crevice just below the gum line. As the bacteria grow and thrive, they feed on the tissue attached to your tooth and cause the…

Drink Your Water For Better Health

Everyone has heard that you should drink at least eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day. That seems like a lot to most people. In light of the fact that nearly 75% of your body is comprised of water, expert’s suggestions actually make a lot of sense. Being hydrated is an integral part of…

Things to do for your smile

Categories: Dental Health
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Avoid staining foods – Some of your favorite foods can, unfortunately, cause stains on your teeth. Even beverages like red wine, soda and coffee can dull the whiteness of teeth, leaving a not-so-bright smile. Try to brush soon after eating darker foods to preserve your smile’s natural brightness. Don’t smoke – Not only is it…

Oral Cancer – What You Need To Know

Categories: Dental Health

Every day 100 people in the United States are newly diagnosed with an oral cancer. Every hour one person dies from it. Every year oral cancer kills more people in the U.S. than skin cancer (malignant melanoma), lymphoma, thyroid cancer, and cervical cancer. In 2015 over 30,000 people were diagnosed with oral cancer. 90% of…

Before you start that new diet…

  With bathing suit season quickly approaching, many of us are trying to shed a few pounds before bearing it all at the pool.  With so many different theories and diet plans out there it may seem challenging to find the right one.  I’ll be the first to say I haven’t quite mastered that myself…

We Care About The Overall Health of Our Patients

Categories: Dental Health

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. Did you know there is an advanced connection between Diabetes and oral health concerns? One common symptom of diabetes is intense thirst, which can lead to a dry mouth. Decreased amounts of saliva can increase oral problems; less saliva tends to equal more cavities, because saliva washes away bacteria…

5 drinks NOT to send to school

School is back in session and that means parents are once again faced with the task of packing school lunches. Make sure to pack a tooth-friendly lunch this year by avoiding some of the most harmful drinks. The key to protecting kids’ teeth is to keep drinks above the critical pH point of 5.5. At…

Dry Mouth and Oral Health

  Researchers at the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently published that nearly 70% of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug daily and more than half of Americans take at least two prescriptions daily.  Among the laundry list of medication side effects one of the most common of both prescription and over-the-counter medications…

FAQ: CTx4 Treatment Rinse

  If your dentist has indicated you have high levels of cavity causing bacteria, they’ve likely recommended you use the CariFree CTx4 Treatment Rinse as part of your homecare regimen.  Here are some frequently asked questions about the Treatment Rinse…   Why does it taste like pool water? The antimicrobial agent used in the CTx4…