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Choosing the Right Toothpaste for Your Teeth

There are two kinds of people:  those who know exactly what kind of toothpaste they use and NEVER change it and those who go down the oral hygiene aisle and become completely overwhelmed with the choices offered. Whichever group you fall into, however, you may want to pay attention, because as we get  older and as our bodies change, our teeth may need something different.  There's a reason why there are so many choices of toothpaste, and no, it's not to just drive us completely insane. Let me ease your stress by giving you this handy guide on choosing the best toothpaste for your teeth.  Before we begin however, it's important to make sure whatever toothpaste you use contains fluoride.  "Fluoride is important as it is effective in preventing tooth decay, strengthening enamel, and lowering the risk of cavities" (source).

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5 Oral Hygiene Myths Debunked

With today's easy access to information and all sorts of "alternative facts" floating around out there, it's easy to get confused about what's believable and what should be ignored.  In particular, there are plenty of warped "alternative facts" about keeping a good healthy mouth.  Let us help you by letting you know which myths need to be ignored immediately! shutterstock_560238982

Myth:  White Teeth are Healthy Teeth

A glamorous white smile doesn't necessarily mean you have healthy teeth.  Most people focus on the surface area of the teeth to determine whether they have a healthy smile.  But it's important to know that our teeth is more than just the visible surface area.  Some people with the whitest smile have severe issues past the gums or even behind the teeth.  They may never floss!  It's not to say that white teeth DOESN'T equal a healthy smile, it's just...
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Gum Disease: No Big Deal-Right? Wrong!

While many value the benefits of having healthy teeth and do all the right things to keep their gums in shape, there are those who feel, "Hey, they're only teeth." The latter, while never volunteering to have their teeth removed, do not attribute any major importance to them. For instance, untreated periodontal disease may lower birth weights of newborns. Now studies find that periodontal (gum) infections may contribute to the development of heart disease, which is the nation's number one killer. If that weren't enough, gum infections pose a serious threat to anyone whose health is already compromised due to diabetes or respiratory disease. Let's first talk about how the gums relate to the heart. If you have a healthy heart, this doesn't pertain to you. Getting your teeth cleaned or having a gum abscess does matter if you have a weakened heart valve, as in mitral valve prolapse or aortic...
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Periodontal Maintenance

The health of your bones and gums will be heavily reliant on periodic three month maintenance visits, brushing, proxa brushing, flossing and following these recommendations. The reason for this is that periodontal disease must be controlled. Your disease is caused by plaque (bacteria) accumulations, and your susceptibility to the plaque by-products. This susceptibility will never dissappear. In order to prevent a recurrence of your problem, we must work together. Three months is the approximate interval during which relatively harmless plaque grows into an aggressive, destructive form of plaque, and calculus (tartar). We recommend the three month interval for your maintenance visits because long term studies demonstrates this to be the most safe and effective recall treatment interval. At these recall visits, we will debride any calculus, plaque, stain deposits, review your oral hygiene, and evaluate your periodontal treatment which the Hygienist will provided. Remember, be conscientious and follow these recommendations and a lifetime...
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New Year Buy 1 Get 1 Free In-Office Whitening!

Buy one at regular price of $400 and get a second one free. Boost your confidence this month of love and get our dazzling smile special with our in-house whitening for yourself and someone special. Free whitening must be done by February 28th. Edgemere-Buy-1-Whitening-Get-2-Free-Flyer...
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How a Clean Mouth Does Wonders for Your Body & Mind

The mouth's a funny thing. It's the source of one of the most beautiful things around - a smile - and also home to tons of bacteria. Maintaining a clean mouth isn't always easy, but there are definitely some things you can do to at home or work to keep your mouth fresh: - Brush and floss daily - See your dentist every six months - Drink plenty of fluoridated water - Maintain a well-balanced diet Now let's a take a look at how these best practices for your mouth can do wonders for your mind and body. Why Keep It Clean? Your teeth and heart will stay in tip-top shape. Dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease may seem inevitable, but they're not. Brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly can all help keep dental diseases in check. And being free of dental disease is not only great for your mouth; it's great for the...
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Toys For Tots Promo!

Thank you to all of our patients who made this amazing donation possible.         [gallery link="file" ids="683,687"]...
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