Tooth Care

Nutrition and Your Teeth

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

It has long been known that good nutrition and a well-balanced diet is one of the best defenses for your oral health. Providing your body with the right amounts of vitamins and minerals helps your teeth and gums—as well as your immune system—stay strong and ward off infection, decay and disease. Harmful acids and bacteria [...]

Nutrition and Your Teeth 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Scaling and Root Planing

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Some cases of acute periodontal (gum) disease that do not respond to more conventional treatment and self-care such as flossing may require a special kind of cleaning called scaling and root planing. The procedure begins with administration of a local anesthetic to reduce any discomfort. Then, a small instrument called a "scaler," or an ultrasonic [...]

Scaling and Root Planing 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Sealants

2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities—even on teeth where decay has begun. The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of [...]

Sealants 2017-10-21T05:55:34+00:00

Choosing a Toothbrush

2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

Never before has there been such a dizzying array of toothbrushes on the market. Consumers are inundated with new designs, materials, attachments, and colors. Whatever toothbrush design you choose, the most important thing is that you use the toothbrush at least 2-3 times a day. Moreover, how long you spend brushing your teeth is as [...]

Choosing a Toothbrush 2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

Types of Floss

2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00

Dental floss comes in a variety of colors, materials and even flavors. Waxed varieties slide through the teeth, allowing people with extremely tight spaces to floss more easily. Popular flavors of floss include wintergreen and cinnamon. Waxed floss does tend to fray more than unwaxed floss. A type of material called dental tape can be [...]

Types of Floss 2017-10-21T05:55:33+00:00