Preventive Dentistry

Is Fluoride Worth it?

Are Fluoride Treatments Worth It?

When it comes to protecting your teeth, practicing good oral hygiene is the best deterrent against developing tooth decay and, in turn, keeping tooth enamel strong. There are other beneficial steps you can take as well, including undergoing fluoride treatments during your regularly scheduled dental visits. While you may associate fluoride treatments with children, today, […]

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5 Signs You May Need a Night Guard

Many people remain unaware that they grind their teeth at night or clench their jaw while sleeping. The resulting effects of these actions can, however, cause problems for the teeth and the jaw itself, even leading to TMJ or other dental issues. One way to alleviate these problems and prevent further damage is to wear […]

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5 Common Misconceptions About Oral Hygiene

When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, there is a lot of useful advice available today to help you achieve a confident smile and a healthy mouth. Yet, that advice can also become overwhelming and lead to misconceptions which can have the opposite effect. These misconceptions about oral hygiene can eventually lead to problems, […]

Before and After Picture for Perio Protect

Am I a Good Candidate for Perio Protect?

Practicing good dental hygiene is the first step in maintaining a healthy mouth and preserving a confident smile. Yet, even with dedicated daily brushing and flossing, periodontal disease can still happen. Every year, millions of patients receive a periodontal disease diagnosis, and if left untreated, it can eventually lead to bone and tooth loss. So, […]

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Scaling and Root Planing for Gum Disease

Brushing and flossing daily can help keep your teeth and gums in top shape. Occasionally, though, bacteria can take over and cause gum disease, even without any severe pain or other noticeable symptoms. Slowly it will progress, to one day causing discomfort beyond your ability to ignore it any longer. Oral bacteria, the common cause […]

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How Do You Get Rid of a Gum Infection?

When it comes to dental health, most people think of the teeth. However, the gums are what help hold your teeth in place and aid in keeping your mouth healthy. Naturally, then, attention needs to be on them as well. Gum infections are not only painful and discomforting, but they can also lead to more […]