Category Archives: Prevention

Sterilization

INSTRUMENT STERILIZATION With all the media attention on dental office instrument sterilization the past several days, Sunningdale Dental wants to reassure our current and future patients that our sterilization techniques are of the highest standard. Our office is designed with an … Continue reading

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Phone a Friend?

Remember the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”? If contestants were unsure of the answer, they had 3 life lines – poll the audience, phone a friend and 50/50.   Sometimes choices in dentistry can be confusing. There are no … Continue reading

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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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Don’t Share Your Cavities!

  What can cause infant tooth decay? According to a 2008 study in Pediatric Dentistry, primarily mothers, or anyone who kisses an infant with active tooth decay could pass cavities to the infant.  Only people with active tooth decay can transfer the … 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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