Tag Archives: dental cleanings

A Dental Primer

Many patients come into our practice and are surprised after our thorough exam to find that their mouth is not in as good a shape as they thought, when they’ve been brushing and flossing somewhat regularly. “What am I doing … Continue reading

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Dental Economics

Dental Economics While the economy languishes and the results of the latest health care legislation are yet to be resolved, it’s easy to put things that don’t hurt on the side. There is an old saying, ‘if it don’t hurt, … Continue reading

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The Optimal Dental Exam

Evidence continues to mount regarding the connection of your oral health and over all health.  The question is no longer if it is true, that is demonstrable. But how does it happen? One theory is that oral bacteria can affect … Continue reading

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Using the Microscope in Hygiene

This morning I took a sample of plaque and saliva from between a patient’s teeth.  What we found was interesting; it looked like a huge circle and a long rod and it looked like they were feeding on each other!  … Continue reading

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