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Periodontics

The Basic’s of Periodontal Disease

Considered one of the most common dental disease seen in patients, periodontal disease affects close to three million people in the United States alone. This disease must be diagnosed by your dentist and cannot be treated by home remedies. If you think you might have some of the symptoms of periodontal disease, we encourage you…

Deep Perio Pockets and Deep Cleanings

In a healthy mouth, gums fit securely around each tooth. The maximum distance between the gum tissue and its attachment to the tooth should be no more than three millimeters. People who have periodontal disease, however, tend to develop deep pockets around their teeth. In the long run, these pockets cause numerous problems, including tooth…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is an important part of an oral hygiene routine, but research suggests that fewer than half of Americans do so daily. Flossing is simple and only takes an extra couple of minutes per day. Developing a healthy habit of flossing can prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and it may allow you to keep…