Monthly Archives: March 2013

Is a Mouth Rinse Right for You?

Do you use a mouth rinse?  Many patients use mouth rinse to simply freshen their breath, but it can be used for other reasons as well.  People might use it to help prevent and/or control plaque.  Mouth rinses can be … Continue reading

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Keeping It Clean

Did you know that we are constantly cleaning and disinfecting our tools, chairs, and equipment; we know a lot about keeping things spotless. Just how clean are we? Let us start with disinfecting our tools. Every item used in patient … Continue reading

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Periodontal Disease Increases the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke

Over the past 15 years there has been growing evidence that there is a link between periodontal disease and risk of a heart attack or stroke. Participants in a recent Swedish study with present bacterial infection had a 53 percent … Continue reading

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Pockets of Perio

Your bone and gum tissue should fit snugly around your teeth, much like a glove on your hand. When someone has periodontal (gum) disease, the supportive tissue and bone is destroyed by bacteria, forming “pockets” around the teeth which trap … Continue reading

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The aging process and your teeth

As the American lifespan increases, so does the concern for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and mouth, into old age. When you or a loved-one comes to see us for regular check-ups, please remember to let us know if you are … Continue reading

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