Archive for the ‘ Dental Hygiene ’ Category

5 Tips for a Healthier Smile

Sometimes we skip a tooth brushing every now and then, which may seem like no big deal. While, in the grand scheme of things, it may seem like missing a tooth brushing here in there isn’t the end of the world, it may lead to unhealthy dental habits, which eventually could result in serious dental […]

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body is going through many changes. You may be wondering how this will affect your teeth and gums. This blog is meant to answer your oral health questions and give you the information you need to help both you and your baby!

Going Green: Dark Green Vegetables and Dental Health

Everyone is going green, but did you know that “going green” can also benefit your oral health? Your pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health.

Oral Bacteria: Get the Facts

We all have bacteria in our mouth, good and bad. But what exactly do these bacteria do? We’ve got all kinds of information on the role bacteria play in your oral health. Learn more about those pesky bacteria in your mouth!   Fact #1 There are anywhere between 500 and 1,000 different kinds of bacteria […]

Periodontitis: A Dynamic Pathology

PERIODONTITIS MANIFESTS AT BOTH THE MICROBIAL AND CLINICAL LEVELS 1,2 Periodontitis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by microbial plaque, also called dental biofilm, that colonizes on the tooth’s surface and below the gingival margin.2 When dental biofilm irritates the gingiva, it breaks down the tissue and bone supporting the dentition.3 Left untreated, periodontitis can increase periodontal pocket […]

Rubber Tipping: A Guide to Gum Health

Brushing and flossing are important aspects of our daily dental routine, but they’re only two parts of the oral health equation. Good oral hygiene goes beyond a simple teeth cleaning. While gum health is often overlooked, a quick trip to the drugstore is all it takes to find the right tools for keeping gums healthy! […]

5 Facts About Gums

It’s trivia time! We’ve got some lesser-known facts about gums and oral care for you. Test your knowledge of gum health with these five facts! Fact #1 Gum disease is caused by excessive plaque formation. We all develop plaque buildup, even with good brushing and flossing habits. This is why regular dental checkups are so […]

Dieting and Dental Health

Giving up processed foods and artificial sugars is a great way to improve our overall health, but sometimes our “healthy” habits can actually deprive us of vital nutrients. Internal health is an important factor when it comes to oral hygiene, and cutting meat, dairy products or sugars out of your diet could lead to serious […]

Dental Care At Home “Your Role”

Your Role At Home Practicing good oral hygiene at home is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. The New York State Dental Association and Dr Frank C Perry believes preventative care is the foundation of avoiding oral health problems. Simple care taken at home can help keep your mouth […]

“My dental hygienist always uses special instruments to clean around my dental implants” Why does cleaning dental implants differ from cleaning natural teeth?

In a nutshell, cleaning around implants differs from maintenance of natural teeth for two reasons: The first is that each attaches to surrounding bone and gums in a very different way; secondly, the materials from which implants are made are very different from natural teeth. Dental implants replace the root parts of the teeth. Artificial […]