Periodontal disease and Americans

Periodontal disease and Americans

Periodontal Disease and Americans Research shows some alarming statistics concerning periodontal disease. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 to 90% of adults worldwide have gingivitis. Half of Americans aged 30 or older have periodontitis, the more advanced form of periodontal disease. THE CAUSES & SYMPTOMS Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects …

New Uses

New Uses

New Uses and Tricks for Dental Stuff (and quick fixes too!) Let’s just pretend that you ALWAYS use your floss, mouthwash and the toothpaste you purchased at Costco that tasted oh so terrible.  And, you would never need any other use for them 🙂 In the event that you run into a household emergency, feel …

11 Mistakes You Make Brushing Your Teeth

11 Mistakes You Make Brushing Your Teeth

Unless you’re a dental professional – you probably haven’t heard most of these mistakes before. You may have decades of experience brushing teeth with no dental issues – but I’m willing to wager you are making at least one or more of these mistakes. As a dental hygienist, I see these mistakes every. single. day. #1 …

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

How to Handle Dental Emergencies

Tips on handling a dental emergency It never fails – the unexpected happens during the worst case scenario.  A toothache, broken tooth, knocked -out tooth, lost filling or crown and abcess are all dental emergencies.  A Sunday evening toothache, a knocked- out tooth during the Championship baseball game or a dental crown that comes off …

Waterpik

Waterpik

WATERPIK The most important area of your mouth to clean is in-between your teeth. This is the first place bacterial plaque will form, and it is also the hardest to keep clean. Dental floss has long been the standard, but waterflossers like Waterpik actually are a great alternative if you are NOT a floser. One of …