General Dental Care

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How much toothpaste should an adult use?

2017-04-09T04:05:35+00:00

An adult should use a fluoridated toothpaste that is the size of a small green pea; unlike the large, swooping ribbon of paste that is shown on commercials. Most toothpastes are abrasive and too much may cause tooth sensitivity.

How much toothpaste should an adult use?2017-04-09T04:05:35+00:00

How safe are x-rays? Why do you leave the room when taking x-rays on me?

2017-04-09T04:04:58+00:00

Dentist will prescribed x-rays only when needed – client specific. Improved digital x-rays technology means up to 80% less radiation exposure vs old conventional manually chemically processing of x-rays. We step out of the room to activate x-ray tubing and there is no residual radiation left in the room after.

How safe are x-rays? Why do you leave the room when taking x-rays on me?2017-04-09T04:04:58+00:00

How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?

2017-04-09T04:04:14+00:00

Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don’t know it! Most people are not aware of it because the disease is usually painless in the early stages. Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal disease without noticeable symptoms. Having regular dental check-ups and periodontal examinations are [...]

How can I tell if I have gingivitis or periodontitis (gum disease)?2017-04-09T04:04:14+00:00

When should my child first use toothpaste and how much should I really use?

2017-04-09T04:03:13+00:00

Removing food and plaque from the teeth and gums should be done routinely as the first tooth erupts; however a cloth or soft-bristled toothbrush dampened with water is only necessary in the early stages. As your child gets older he or she can use a “training toothpaste” that is non-fluoridated up to age 3. [...]

When should my child first use toothpaste and how much should I really use?2017-04-09T04:03:13+00:00

Is whitening safe for my teeth?

2017-04-09T04:01:42+00:00

Although teeth whitening seems relatively new, whitening agents have been used in dentistry for many years. They are usually peroxide based, and can be very successful when used as directed. Some patients with nerve exposure notice sensitivity, but this can be managed by our dental team’s expertise. Don’t wait for that beautiful smile any [...]

Is whitening safe for my teeth?2017-04-09T04:01:42+00:00

What is Decay?

2017-04-09T04:01:00+00:00

Decay is the destruction of tooth structure. Decay occurs when plaque, the sticky substance that forms on teeth, combines with the sugars and / or starches of the foods that we eat. This combination produces acids that attack tooth enamel. The best way to prevent tooth decay is by brushing twice a day and [...]

What is Decay?2017-04-09T04:01:00+00:00

There are so many different toothbrushes on the market today. How do I know which one is the right one for me?

2017-04-09T04:00:20+00:00

This is a good question, which we hear daily. The brand of the toothbrush is not nearly as critical as the type of bristle, the size and shape of the head and how frequently you replace your brush. We recommend a soft bristled brush with a small head. The soft bristles are most important [...]

There are so many different toothbrushes on the market today. How do I know which one is the right one for me?2017-04-09T04:00:20+00:00

What does it mean when my gums bleed when I brush and floss?

2017-04-09T03:59:35+00:00

This is a warning sign that gum disease is present and needs to be treated by a dental hygienist. Gum disease is what leads to tooth loss and failure of dental treatment. This frequently occurs in the absence of pain, making it an important first symptom in detecting the disease.

What does it mean when my gums bleed when I brush and floss?2017-04-09T03:59:35+00:00

What’s the difference between the bleaching I can do at home with a kit from the store and the bleaching that my dentist does?

2017-04-09T03:57:04+00:00

Dentists have been doing what's called "non-vital" bleaching for many years. Non-vital bleaching is done on a damaged, darkened tooth that has had root canal treatment. "Vital" bleaching is done on healthy teeth and has become more popular in recent years. Vital bleaching, also called whitening, may be carried out in the dental office [...]

What’s the difference between the bleaching I can do at home with a kit from the store and the bleaching that my dentist does?2017-04-09T03:57:04+00:00

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?

2017-04-09T03:56:03+00:00

It's important to get an early start on dental care, so that your child will learn that visiting the dentist is a regular part of health care. The first step is to choose a dentist for your child. It may be your own dentist or one who specializes in treating children (called a pediatric [...]

When should I take my child to the dentist for the first time?2017-04-09T03:56:03+00:00