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Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Here's to Health in 2018! We care about you as patients and as friends too! As we all try to get healthier in the New Year, here are some common resolutions that can improve dental and overall health. Make the New Year tobacco-free! Do whatever you need to quit smoking—seek out a program, a patch, a support group. Half a million North Americans die annually from disease caused by cigarette [...]

Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy New Year!2018-01-02T08:00:54-08:00

Tool of the Trade

Sure, everybody knows dental floss when they see it (we hope), and if you're in a periodontal program, you may be using miles of it. But do you recognize this gizmo? It's for "interdental" hygiene, especially useful for people with substantial spaces between their teeth at the gum line. Some studies show that interdental brushing, in combination with regular brushing and flossing, does a real number on plaque. Go gently, [...]

Tool of the Trade2017-01-24T00:00:43-08:00

Stay Healthy in 2017!

With the new year upon us, it's again time we examine our health and lifestyles, and see how best we can improve and maintain them. Consider some of these easy resolutions that will help you lead a healthier life for years to come. 1. Stop smoking and make this New Year tobacco-free! If you smoke or use other tobacco products, the single greatest thing you can do to improve your [...]

Stay Healthy in 2017!2017-01-03T00:00:39-08:00

OUCH! Pizza Burns

Do you enjoy eating fresh, hot pizza? If so, you may have experienced a common mouth injury—"pizza burn." Dentists use this term for a minor burn of the gums and the roof of the mouth (palate). The most frequent cause is biting into hot food such as pizza. The telltale sign of a pizza burn is a blister or ulcer on the small, raised area of gum behind the front [...]

OUCH! Pizza Burns2016-06-28T00:00:15-07:00

The Basics of Flossing

One of the simplest preventive hygiene exercises you can do for yourself is something you've heard of before. It bears repeating: floss. Every 24 hours, bacteria contribute to a new batch of plaque. Brushing, no matter how well or how long, won’t get all the “bugs,” especially between teeth and where your teeth meet gum tissue. Flossing before or after brushing should be a part of everyone’s home care program. [...]

The Basics of Flossing2015-09-08T00:00:18-07:00

Dental Resolutions for the New Year

Stop smoking. Lose 30 pounds. Exercise at the gym three times a week. No wonder most "New Years' Resolutions" barely make it to January 31. Lighten up on yourself. And make some dental New Years' Resolutions you know you can keep: A hygiene visit every six months. It's the simplest way to prevent developing dental problems. You don't have to do a thing except show up! Brush and floss in [...]

Dental Resolutions for the New Year2015-01-06T00:00:45-08:00

Facts on Flossing

Flosses and picks Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing germs that accumulates on teeth, including places where toothbrushes can't reach. This can lead to gum disease. The best way to get rid of plaque is to brush and floss your teeth carefully every day. The toothbrush cleans the tops and sides of your teeth. Dental floss cleans in between them. Some people use waterpiks, but floss is the [...]

Facts on Flossing2014-11-18T00:00:28-08:00

Holiday Stocking Stuffers

As you're looking for stocking stuffers this holiday season, the last things you might think to shop for are dental supplies. Although offbeat, many dental home care products make practical, fun Christmas gifts. Here are some ideas: Christmas is a good time to tuck a new toothbrush in everyone’s stocking. We suggest you purchase a soft-tipped brush with curved bristles. Soft bristles won’t scratch tooth surfaces or damage gum tissue. [...]

Holiday Stocking Stuffers2013-12-24T00:00:36-08:00
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