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Electric Toothbrushes Outperform Manual Toothbrushes in 11 year study

Finally! A study proving what we have always noticed in our practice - patients who use electric toothbrushes have decreased incidence of gum disease and cavities. I was taught in dental school that it didn't matter if you used powered vs. manual toothbrush as long as you brushed with the proper technique. In the [...]

2019-08-15T19:48:46-07:00August 15th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Three simple things you can do to prevent your kids from getting cavities!

Keep snack times organized, with water in between meals. Your kids should be eating every 2-3 hours, not every 20 minutes! Eat "tooth friendly" foods: make sure you are minimizing things that really stick to your child's teeth... For example, fresh fruit is better than dried fruit, and fresh bread or bagels are better [...]

2019-05-18T13:44:09-07:00May 18th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Why do we recommend you change your toothbrush head every 3 months?

At first glance you might think that the picture on the right side is an old tooth brush, but it is actually the one on the left that is 3 months old! This is a good visual to demonstrate why it is important to make sure you change your toothbrush or electric toothbrush head [...]

2019-04-19T08:18:29-07:00April 17th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

What can you do about sensitive teeth?

Many of our patients say that they have sensitive teeth - especially to cold, sweets, and acidic foods. So what can you do about it? And when should you book an appointment to see us? Sensitivity that is short lasting (many patients refer to it as a "zing") and only occurs in response to [...]

2019-04-09T21:10:53-07:00April 9th, 2019|Dental tips|0 Comments

Start The School Year Off With A Smile!

Here are some tips to keep your child's teeth strong and healthy as we start a new school year: A dental exam and cleaning is a great part of your back to school routine. Your dentist may suggest fluoride treatments or sealants to reduce risk of cavities and save your child from pain and lost [...]

2018-08-17T13:34:31-07:00August 17th, 2018|Dental tips|0 Comments

How abrasive is your toothpaste?

Did you know that many toothpastes on the market can be quite abrasive and harmful to your enamel? Toothpaste choice should be customized to the specific risks and needs of each individual. If you have any tooth wear from grinding, acid wear and/or gum recession, you should make sure your toothpaste has an abrasiveness [...]

2018-05-14T20:26:42-07:00May 21st, 2018|Dental tips|0 Comments

To mouth rinse or not to mouth rinse?

Many people like the clean fresh feeling they get after rinsing with mouthwash. However, some rinses on the market can cause erosion of enamel and increase risk of tooth sensitivity and cavities. It is best to choose a mouthwash that has: non acidic/neutral pH > 7.0 helps reduce plaque bacteria alcohol free long lasting, [...]

2018-05-14T20:16:59-07:00May 14th, 2018|Dental tips|0 Comments

6 Dental Tips for a “Healthy” Halloween!

Timing: Snacking on candy all day will increase your risk of tooth decay. Try eating your candy with meals or shortly after when saliva production is higher. Saliva helps to buffer the acid produced by bacteria in your mouth, and wash away the sugary particles. Choose your candy carefully: Avoid hard or sticky candies that [...]

2017-10-04T20:02:50-07:00October 23rd, 2017|Dental tips|0 Comments
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