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Scaling and Root Planing

Posted on February 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

Scaling and Root Planing Scaling & Root Planing: a different kind of cleaning for our patients with periodontal (gum) disease we might recommend a “Scaling and Root Planing” which is sometimes called a “deep cleaning.”  In a healthy mouth a regular cleaning, or prophylaxis, focuses on removing plaque and polishing teeth above the gum line. Scaling and Root Planing takes …Read the Full Article

Is Xylitol Safe?

Posted on February 14, 2018 in Uncategorized

Is Xylitol Safe? Xylitol is perfectly safe for the human body, and has been given the FDA’s safest rating as a food additive. Xylitol is a low-glycaemic sweetener and is metabolized independently of insulin. Xylitol does not cause the sharp increase in blood sugar level or the associated serum insulin response, which is usually seen following consumption of other carbohydrates. …Read the Full Article

Olive Oil And Other Vegetable Oils Better Than Animal Fats

Posted on February 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

Olive Oil And Other Vegetable Oils Better Than Animal Fats Vegetable Oils are better for us than animal fats. Animal fats raise the cholesterol blood level, choke our arteries and cause heart attacks and strokes. Vegetable oils differ from animal fats in that they contain less hydrogen, are therefore termed “unsaturated.” Some vegetable oils (coconut an palm oils) are exceptions …Read the Full Article

What causes bad breath?

Posted on January 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

What causes bad breath? Bad breath is primarily caused by poor oral hygiene but can also be caused by retained food particles or gum disease.   Does bad breath come from other sources than the mouth? Bad breath also may occur in people who have a medical infection, diabetes, kidney failure or a liver malfunction. Xerostomia (dry mouth) and tobacco …Read the Full Article

Your 2018 Dental Benefits may have renewed.

Posted on January 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

Happy New Year!  Your 2018 Dental Benefits may have renewed!   Happy New Year!  With 2017 now in the past we look to 2018 as a year of new, exciting changes! What are you looking forward to in 2018? Many people set resolutions on New Year’s Eve to become healthier this year–whether it is weight loss, exercise more, quit smoking or just trying …Read the Full Article

How do I control bad breath?

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

How do I control bad breath?   It is important to practice good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. Proper brushing, including brushing the tongue, cheeks and the roof of the mouth, will remove bacteria and food particles. Flossing removes accumulated bacteria, plaque and food that may be trapped between teeth. To …Read the Full Article

Enjoy Strawberries the Tooth-Wise Way

Posted on January 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

Enjoy Strawberries the Tooth-Wise Way Considered a “super-fruit,” the strawberry is rich in antioxidants and extremely beneficial to heart health. Low in calories but high in vitamin C, potassium, fiber and folic acid, strawberries are a tasty part of a healthy diet — but too much of a good thing can be bad for your teeth.   Unfortunately, strawberries, like …Read the Full Article

Tips for Breaking Bad Oral Habits

Posted on December 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

Tips for Breaking Bad Oral Habits Did you know that a lot of little things you do (or don’t do) on a day-to-day basis affect your teeth’s well-being and may fall under a list of bad oral habits? These include not brushing or flossing enough, eating too many sweets too often, or even using your teeth to open a bag …Read the Full Article

Dental Myths: Fact vs Fiction

Posted on December 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

Dental Myths: Fact vs Fiction Myth: I can’t see any problems with my teeth, so I don’t need to go to the dentist.   Fact: There are dental problems that aren’t visible to the naked eye – gum disease, hairline fractures and root canal disease are just a few. Dentists use sophisticated technologies – like digital X-rays – to detect …Read the Full Article

Snoring

Posted on December 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Snoring Does your spouse’s snoring keep you up at night? Can your neighbors hear your snoring through the walls? Does your snoring wake you up?   If you or your spouse snore, you’re not alone — snoring affects over 40 percent of the US population. Snoring is caused by an obstruction of the airways. Although often brushed off as just …Read the Full Article