January 2013

January 31, 2013

What are dentures and why do people need them?

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Dentures are a removable, prosthetic replacement for teeth.  When a person is completely edentulous, meaning they have lost all of their teeth due to extensive tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, etc., complete dentures are a good option.  When a person is only partially edentulous, meaning they are only missing some teeth, partial dentures can be Read the full article…

January 23, 2013

Should I buy an electric toothbrush?

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Research has been done to compare the ability of power assisted (electric) and manual toothbrushes to effectively remove plaque and prevent or reduce dental calculus (tartar) build-up.  The studies have shown that both methods are in fact effective when used with the proper technique and duration.  However, it has also been shown most people who Read the full article…

January 17, 2013

What type of floss is the best?

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Flossing is an essential element of the oral home care process.  Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between the teeth where the toothbrush is not able to easily reach.  Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.  There are many different types of floss beyond waxed Read the full article…

January 4, 2013

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year, everyone!  Now that the holidays are over, our office is back in full swing.  To bring in the new year, we’ve re-done the walls in our reception area, and I must say they are looking fantastic.  There are more reception area changes to come, but we’re off to a fantastic start!