Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

Flossing Alternatives!

FLOSSING ALTERNATIVES It is estimated that 80% of adults in this country have periodontal disease. This is when irreversible bone loss occurs resulting from the virulent bacteria that collect between the teeth. Research has shown that periodontal disease is a … Continue reading

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Oral Health During Pregnancy – Does It Really Matter?

Your oral health can affect your unborn baby! For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors (smoking, alcohol, drug use and infections) can contribute to mothers having premature, low birth weight babies.  In addition, research suggests that serious gum … Continue reading

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Preventing Infant Tooth Decay

Preventing infant tooth decay Do you think baby teeth are temporary, and therefore not important? Think again. Baby teeth are necessary for chewing, speaking, and smiling. They also serve as placeholders for the adult teeth. If baby teeth are infected … Continue reading

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Lift the Lip

If your child has teeth,then you should be looking for signs of early childhood caries or tooth decay. Mother’s milk, baby formula, cow’s milk and fruit juice all contain sugar.  Bacteria in the plaque that sticks to the teeth will … Continue reading

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6 Things Everyone Should Know About Cavities

1. A cavity starts with a tiny hole A dental cavity starts as tiny hole in the enamel of your tooth. Enamel is the hardest substance in your body.  Bacteria in your mouth attack the enamel on your teeth, and … Continue reading

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IS YOUR HEALTH WORTH 5 MINUTES PER DAY?

Do you brush your teeth faithfully for at least two minutes twice a day? How about flossing? According to a recent survey conducted by the Chicago Dental Society, more than half of the dentists surveyed said that their patient’s top … Continue reading

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Toothbrushes – which kind is best?

Our last blog we talked a little about how to minimize germs on your toothbrush. But what kind of a toothbrush should you use?  There are many types of toothbrushes to choose from; with choices ranging from small to large … Continue reading

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Toothbrush Advice – Don’t Make Yourself Sick!!

A toothbrush is a great tool to help keep your mouth healthy.  Mouth bacteria have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, low birth weight babies and many other conditions. So removing it is an important part of health prevention. … Continue reading

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Canker Sores – Help!!

Do You Suffer From Canker Sores? A canker sore (or Apthous Ulcer) is a painful form of mouth ulcer.  Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are not cancerous.  A canker sore is … Continue reading

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What are the Worst Drinks for Your Teeth?

DOUBLE  TROUBLE FOR YOUR TEETH For years most of us have heard about the how much sugar is in soft drinks and how bad they are for our teeth.  Does that mean if we just drink “diet” sodas, that it … Continue reading

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