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Decalcification

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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      Decalcification also called white spot lesions are bright white areas that appear on your teeth. Generally, this is an area of calcium deficiency in the enamel of your tooth. It can be caused several different ways and if not treated, the deficiency can break through your enamel into the softer dentin layer of your tooth and cause decay. Some causes of decalcification...
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Tooth Sensitivity

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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           Several conditions with teeth can present with cold sensitivity, to properly diagnose the problem you will need x-rays and an exam.   However, one of the common causes for cold sensitivity is from exposed nerves on the root surface.  Periodontal disease, grinding, and aggressive brushing can all cause recession of the gums (the tissue drops...
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We'll Help You "ERASE" Gum Disease

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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     According to The American Academy of Periodontology, half of all adults age 30 and older suffer from periodontitis, a serious gum infection.  That's right . . . age 30!  If you haven't visited us within the past six months, you've increased your risk of gum disease - and you could be putting your overall health in jeopardy!    ...
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Relay for Life 2015

Posted 1 year 9 months ago
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             On July 17 – 18, 2015, our office participated in Relay for Life, held at the Nibley Heritage Park.  This event ran from 2p on Friday through 2pm Saturday; with almost every member of our team taking time out of their busy lives to walk for an hour or more or sit in our booth to support our fund raising efforts.  It was a cold...
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      Beware of acid attacks! Highly acidic foods and drinks that you consume daily can soften - or erode away - your enamel.  Once your enamel is gone, it's gone for good!!        Acid is the main cause of tooth erosion, or the etching away of your enamel.  Tooth erosion should not be confused with tooth decay.  In both...
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You have probably been told that we want to “watch” a tooth before...but do you know what that means?   First you need to know that teeth have different layers.   The outer surface of the tooth is called enamel; this is the strongest, most dense part of the tooth.   Under the enamel is a softer layer called dentin.   When we take x-rays, we are...
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WHAT IS AN ULTRASONIC SCALER?

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
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Sometime in your life, your hygienist may use an instrument called an ultrasonic to clean your teeth.  This is nothing to be nervous about, it is a wonderful tool!   Traditional scalers have a flat face and two “cutting edges” to removed plaque and tarter by scraping the instrument along the tooth surface.  An Ultrasonic tip doesn’t have a cutting edge and it...
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What? ! Nobody Ever Told Me That Before

Posted 1 year 10 months ago
Root  Canal VS Pulling a Tooth When warranted, saving your tooth with root canal therapy is always better than pulling a tooth. Keeping the root of your tooth anchored in your jawbone can help prevent bone loss and preserve the youthful contour of your face.  Brace Yourself As an adult you may be a great candidate for braces.  Correcting crowded, misaligned teeth makes it...
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Flossing - What No One Remembers To Do

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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Flossing can be an uphill battle if we let it. All that saliva, the food, the junk that comes out, not to mention those tricky areas to reach, or the areas that breaks the floss apart. There are several reasons not to floss. Yet, there are two important reasons that should overcome all our excuses: decay and periodontal disease. The in-between areas of our teeth is where no toothbrush can...
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Sealants

Posted 1 year 11 months ago
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What are Sealants?   They are a plastic coating that acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids to help prevent cavities.  Why get Sealants?   The chewing surface of your teeth are not smooth.  They have grooves and indention's where plaque and food particles can collect.  The bristles on your toothbrush cannot reach all the way down...
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