Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

The Value of Professional Dental Cleanings

A recent study presented to the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011 has reaffirmed that professional tooth scaling was associated with fewer heart attacks and strokes. Among more than 100,000 people, those who had their teeth scraped and cleaned by … Continue reading

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New Mouthwash May Render Tooth Decay a Thing of the Past

A new mouthwash developed by a microbiologist at the UCLA School of Dentistry has shown to be highly successful in targeting Streptococcus mutans bacteria, the principal cause of tooth decay and cavities.  In a recent clinical study, subjects who rinsed … Continue reading

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Botox and Dentistry

So how is there a connection between Botox and Dentistry?  Actually a very natural relationship exists between the two.  Dentistry is focused on facial esthetics and Botox and dermal fillers are used to enhance facial esthetics. Botox is the brand … Continue reading

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Is There A Hole In Your Pocket?

If you had a hole in your pocket, you’d want to fix it before you lost your wallet or your money, right?  Surprisingly, however, many patients with dental insurance “lose” hundreds (even thousands) of dollars a year because they fail … Continue reading

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Why brush twice a day?

Why brush twice a day? There are several answers to this question. We brush, floss, and rinse repeatedly every day to reduce the bacterial load in the mouth, prevent disease development, avoid halitosis, remove stains, and remove food particles, among … Continue reading

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Keeping A Healthy Smile Throughout Life

Did you know? Brushing for two minutes removes 26 percent more plaque than brushing for 45 seconds and removes 55 percent more plaque than brushing for 30 seconds! Home oral care starts at birth. Here are some tips and recommendations … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye To Bad Breath

Halitosis is a term used to describe noticeably unpleasant odors exhaled in breathing and is estimated to be the third-most-frequent reason for seeking dental care, following tooth decay and periodontal disease. In most cases, it originates in the mouth, itself. … Continue reading

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