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, [...]

Tool of the Trade2017-06-27T00:00:37+00:00

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 [...]

Stay Healthy in 2017!2017-01-03T00:00:46+00:00

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 [...]

OUCH! Pizza Burns2016-12-06T00:00:21+00:00

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 [...]

The Basics of Flossing2016-02-09T00:00:27+00:00

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 [...]

Facts on Flossing2015-05-05T00:00:58+00:00

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 [...]

Dental Resolutions for the New Year2015-01-06T00:00:52+00:00