Posts Tagged ‘ Dr. Perry ’

“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 […]

The Evolution of Dental Care: From Finger to Floss

Did you know that the toothbrush is one of the oldest tools that humans still use? In fact, in a survey conducted in 2003, Americans chose the toothbrush as the number one invention over the car, personal computer, cell phone, and microwave. This may come as a shock in a day and age obsessed with […]

Bruxism is a Real Grind

Bruxism is the technical name for grinding, gnashing, and/or clenching your teeth.  It is considered a para-functional activity, which means an abnormal or deviated dental function or habit that is subconscious.  The term Bruxism comes from the Greek word “brygmós” which means “to grind or gnash the opposing rows of upper and lower molar teeth”. […]

All Oral Bacteria are Not Equal

The mouth harbors a diverse and plentiful and microbial community due to its hospitable environment. It is warm, nutrient-rich and maintains an ideal pH balance. This highly diverse microflora inhabits the various surfaces of the normal mouth- gums, teeth, tongue, cheeks. What many people don’t realize is that most of the bacteria are beneficial organisms and […]