Xylitol is a naturally occuring sugar substitute. Xylitol differs in structure than other sugar substitutes in which it does not allow for the bacteria in the mouth to break it down. Xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that causes cavities. This happens because the bacteria cannot breakdown the xylitol. By using xylitol overtime, the bacteria […]
Who doesn’t love candy at Halloween? If your kids are like mine, they’re going to come home from trick-or-treating with tons of candy. Sugary candy can lead to tooth decay, but following these simple steps can help you and your children have a fun Halloween without the nightmare of harming their teeth in the process. […]
Do you notice your gums bleeding frequently? Check out this article. Most patients don’t realize how serious gum disease (periodontal disease) truly is. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/07/090709140822.htm Call our office if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.
The popularity of soft drinks increases year after year, due in part to their sweet taste, and in part to the aggressive advertising campaigns run by soda companies. The amount of soda consumed by the average American every year is staggering – over 50 gallons per person. Soft drinks are a danger to oral health […]
In recent years, the field of cosmetic dentistry has made great strides forward in techniques and materials, and we can choose from many more procedures now than in years past. Many of us had metal crowns done at one time or another, and these might have been made of, Gold or Gold alloy, Nickel alloy, […]
My job is to visit dental offices where procedures are underway. I observe. That’s a big part of my job. I’m a trained observer. Then, I gather what I hear and see and put into a report virtually anyone can read and understand. I’m hired many times because the doctor wants to make changes and […]
Perform oral hygiene at least four times daily, after each meal and before bedtime Rinse and wipe oral cavity immediately after meals. Brush and rinse dentures after meals. Use only toothpaste with fluoride. Keep water handy to moisten the mouth at all times. Apply prescription-strength fluoride gel at bedtime as prescribed. Rinse with a salt […]
What condition is your mouth in? We hope it’s 100 percent healthy! But if you’re like most people, you’ll probably suffer from at least one dental condition at some point in your life. Dental conditions cover a wide range of mouth problems, from cavities to gum disease to jaw abnormalities. Some dental conditions are preventable, […]