All About Plaque

Plaque is the soft, sticky film containing millions of bacteria that accumulates on the surface of your teeth. If not removed regularly with thorough brushing and flossing, the bacteria in plaque cause tooth decay and gum disease. Plaque that is not removed can eventually harden into tartar. Brushing and flossing then become more difficult as Read More …

Preventive Dentistry

After working in a dental office the last two years I’ve come to notice that there are quite a few patients that only visit their dentist when something is bothering them. Despite some opinions, as a dental staff member we are here to help keep you healthy, and the best way to do that is Read More …

A Toothbrush SO Good, it’s Genius!

Brush like the dentist recommends! The OralB Genius electric toothbrush provides a superior clean over a manual brush.  The rotating brush head cleans better between teeth by sweeping away plaque and gingivitis-causing bacteria.  Switch now and save $20 when you purchase the OralB system in our office.

Perio 101

Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bones supporting the teeth. It is a serious infection that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss.   Periodontal disease starts when the bacteria in plaque causes the gums to become inflamed. Gingivitis is a mild form of periodontal disease that is most-often Read More …

Oral Care Affects Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US, taking more than 1 million lives every year. According to a 2016 study, gum disease increases your risk for a heart attack by 28%. Researchers believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the connection. Regular healthy Read More …

February is Children’s Dental Health Month!

Great oral health can last a lifetime, so help your child develop good habits at an early age: Dental care should begin when the first tooth is visible Eating and drinking habits are the key to a healthy mouth Brushing and flossing are still the best way to fight plaque Regular dental check ups can Read More …