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Dental Diary

Sealants for children

Although cavities are almost entirely preventable, cavities can still form depending on your child’s brushing habits. One way to combat decay is to place sealants on your child’s teeth. The most susceptible teeth to decay are the biting surface of the rear molars because they are the hardest ones to reach with a toothbrush. Sealants… — read more

Manual vs Power Toothbrushes

Many people are curious as to how effective the power toothbrush is. And it’s a very good question! There are three kinds of toothbrushes currently on the market: traditional manual, rechargeable powered, and the battery powered toothbrush. Long story short, manual toothbrushes get the job done. Brushing twice a day for a full two minutes… — read more

A brighter whiter smile

Want to brighten your smile? Many people do! A whiter smile can boost confidence and self-esteem, make you look younger, and help you give a positive first impression. You may just want a whiter smile for an upcoming wedding or job interview. There are numerous ways your teeth can get discolored: wine drinking, coffee and… — read more

No shot no drill no fear

The Waterlase MD is a great piece of equipment we like to use in our office due to its versatility and benefits. It combines water, air, and laser energy for safe procedures on oral tissue. Since the Waterlase does not generate heat, vibration, or pressure (the primary causes of pain), procedures are virtually painless. Decay… — read more

Oral Health Benefits of Alkaline Water

Bacteria cause an acidic environment, which in turn cause cavities. Alkaline water has a basic pH, 100 times more alkaline than spring water. The basicity of the alkaline water neutralizes the acid produced by bacteria, promoting stronger teeth and bones. Alkaline water also stimulates saliva production, which also helps rid the mouth of excess bacteria…. — read more

Coconut Oil Pulling

Have you heard of oil pulling? Oil pulling is an old remedy to clean and detoxify your mouth. It has been discovered that coconut oil can decrease the amount of Streptococcus mutans, the main culprit of causing cavities. Oil pulling decreases other oral bacteria, which can result in gingivitis, cavities, bad breath and gum inflammation…. — read more

One Stop Shop: Cerec Restorations

Interested in one visit dentistry for your upcoming restoration? Whether you need a crown, bridge, or filling, we can prep and deliver your restoration in only one appointment. There’s no longer the need for temporaries or impressions. Our new Omnicam makes it even quicker. A precise scan is taken and a virtual impression is made… — read more

Caesy

Have you met CAESY? CAESY is our educational video system specifically designed for patients. Video tutorials demonstrate procedures from fillings and crowns to professional hygiene care. CAESY makes it easy to understand any procedure you need. Ask to meet CAESY at your next visit!

Dark Chocolate Benefits

I get asked every day why I have dark chocolate in my office. Cocoa beans contain strong antioxidants benefiting both oral hygiene and overall bodily health. Dark chocolate is the least processed, containing the most cocoa and therefore the highest concentration of antioxidants. Three main antioxidants in chocolate are tannins, flavonoids, and polyphenols. Tannins are… — read more

Straight Teeth Are Healthier!

Did you know the benefits of straight teeth reach far beyond having a beautiful smile! Crowded teeth are much more difficult to clean, which can leading to swollen gums and bone loss. When teeth are in proper alignment our gums adapt to the teeth much better giving the best defense to periodontal disease and decay…. — read more

Got a Sweet Tooth?

Can a sweetener really prevent tooth decay? You bet it can, but not all are created equal. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that can actually prevent tooth decay from forming. Tooth decay is caused by bacteria living in a plaque matrix adhered to our teeth. The bacteria in plaque absorbs sugars from our diet and… — read more