What is Laser Dentistry?

What is Laser Dentistry?

By | Dental Technology, Dental Visit

Most people do not realize that lasers are used by dentists to treat gum disease, cavity treatment and other oral health care issues. Lasers are an innovative type of dental care and are extremely focused light beams used to alter or remove tissue in small increments. Dentists use lasers for a variety of procedures including removal of overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or whiten teeth. Most dentists use lasers to successfully treat: canker sores or cold sores root canal…

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Regular Dentist Appointments are Good for Your Overall Health

Regular Dentist Appointments are Good for Your Overall Health

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

Going to the dentist regularly is not only good for the overall health of your teeth and gums, it may actually be critical to help identify other underlying medical issues that may not have been detected yet by a physician.  A dentist can spot warning signs when examining your mouth for health issues such as diabetes, oral cancer, HIV, and osteoporosis. Diabetes Early warning signs for diabetes include loose teeth, dry mouth, receding, dry and bleeding gums and inability to…

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Tips for Easing Sensitive Teeth

Tips for Easing Sensitive Teeth

By | Oral Health

Summer time means warm sunny days and eating delicious ice cream and drinking frozen drinks. Except when it makes you want to scream in pain! Here are some tips for dealing with sensitive teeth to help you reduce sensitivity and get some relief. What causes sensitive teeth? The inside of your tooth has dentin, which has microscopic tubules containing tiny nerve endings similar to a sea sponge.  The tooth is covered by a hard layer of enamel and cementum.  If…

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Understanding Dental Terms

Understanding Dental Terms

By | Dental Visit

Do you ever get confused when discussing your care with your dentist because some of the dental terms he or she uses are unfamiliar to you? Dental terms and numbers are unique, and may cloud your ability to understand what your dentist is saying about your teeth. Here is a guide to help you have a better understanding of what all this dental lingo means. What does the dental term Quadrant mean? When the dentist is talking to you about…

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How Does a Dentist Ensure a Safe and Healthy Dental Office?

How Does a Dentist Ensure a Safe and Healthy Dental Office?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

When you go to the dentist for your appointment, you may be curious to know what the dentist does to maintain a safe and healthy environment for his or her patients. Here is a list of some common practices used by dentists to ensure you maintain good oral health care and stay safe and healthy at the same time. What practices are used to keep a dental office clean and healthy? Employees at a dental office are very clear about…

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Why Are Dental X-rays Important to my Oral Health Care?

Why is a Dental X-ray Important to my Oral Health Care?

By | Dental Visit, Oral Health

If you regularly visit your dentist, you will notice that you will get a dental x-ray every few visits. These x-rays are very important to helping your dentist find problems in the mouth such as tooth decay, and to see if there is any damage to your bones below the surface of your gums. You may have been wondering why x-rays are so important and useful to helping treat your oral health issues, and why you are exposed to them…

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

By | Uncategorized

When you notice that yourself or a loved one has a regular habit of snoring while sleeping, how do you determine if it is a more serious sleeping disorder, rather than just an annoying habit?  If you notice other signs or symptoms it may be time to see your local dentist or doctor to determine if you have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted while sleeping. If it is left untreated, a person may potentially…

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5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Gums

5 Ways to Maintain Healthy Gums

By | Oral Health

When it comes to maintaining good oral health care, it is not all about just keeping a bright and healthy smile.  You should not forget about healthy gums! An underlying health condition can lead to serious consequences, including loss of teeth and receding gums.  The early stage of gum disease causes inflammation, swelling and bleeding. You can also get periodontitis, an advanced form of gum disease which can damage your bones and teeth. If caught early enough, gum disease can be…

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Dental Health is All Important As You Age

Dental Health is All Important As You Age

By | Oral Health

As we get older taking care of our teeth with good oral hygiene becomes all the more important.  To maintain a healthy smile, it is important to care for them now rather than later.  Do not put off brushing more and flossing daily, and making regular appointments for dental care. Taking care of your teeth now will help ensure that you will have them around when you are in your later years. Here some things to look out for as…

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Is whitening toothpaste effective?

Is Whitening Toothpaste Effective?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

Our lifestyle choices can affect how bright our smile looks and how long lasting whitening products will be effective. If you consume coffee, soda on a regular basis, or smoke cigarettes you will need a whitening method that will do away with the surface stains that accumulate. Understanding what the active ingredients are in whitening toothpaste and the differences between various products will help you make an educated decision about what treatment will best meet your needs. How do I…

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