Good oral health is important, not just for your teeth, but for your entire body. Because we care and are
concerned for your overall health, we are devoting and entire section of the website to articles about
health. In the next few pages, we will cover how the health of the mouth affects the rest of the body,
how the health of the body affects the mouth, the role of gum disease, how to take care of your mouth to prevent
gum disease and cavities, how we treat gum disease, what to expect from gum disease treatment and about oral
cancer. There is also an interesting piece on soda pop and its affect on teeth, and one on bad breath.
Here is a list of the articles, with a short summary. Click on the article name to go directly to the
Our Newest Articles: Dental Cosmetic Concern: White
Spots, Why brush twice a day?, Band Instument and germs, Saliva testing for
gum disease, Dr. Steve Campbell on Orthodontics.
Dental Cosmetic Concern: White spots This outlines
a new conservative treatment to help reduce those annoying white spots.
Why brush twice a day? This article reviews the scientific
explanation on why brushing twice each day makes such a big difference.
Band Instruments and Germs. Making music,
making germs? Interesting research article about germs in bans instruments.
Saliva testing for Gum disease. Saliva tests are the
future of medicine. Here we talk about how htese tests can help with gum disease.
Orthodontics. Dr. Steve Campbell wrote this
piece as an introduction to orthodontics.
Antibiotics. This article reviews the use of antibiotics,
the types and consequences, and what you can do to minimize the impact on your body.
Perio Protect Trays. Bernadette wrote this about
the newest treatment for gum disease. Very impressive results, especially for patients that have not
responded to other treatments.
Dry Socket Information We don't see dry
sockets after extractions very often, but they are painful and require treatment. Here is information
How to find a Dentist Jill wrote this about
things to look at when choosing a dental provider.
Latex Allergies and Dental Care. This
article written by Bernadette covers the most common questions about Latex sensitivities, allergies and dental
Xylitol gum. A nice article that talks about the
benefits fo Xylitol.
Geriatric Dentistry. Here Bernadette talks about
the wonderful advances that help our teeth look and feel younger.
Sports Mouth Guards. This article reviews why and
when to wear a sports mouth guard, and the types available.
Pregnancy and Dental Health. This article
reviews current thoughts on dental health and how it relates to you and your baby.
Future Dentistry: Saliva Testing.
Dentistry is ever changing. This article explores current research on saliva and the tests we will be able to
Hydrogen Peroxide: Uses and Safety.
Many patients use or have thought about using hydrogen peroxide for infections in the mouth. Here we talk
about safe uses for hydrogen peroxide.
Dry Mouth Information. Dry mouth is one of the
most common non cavity issues patients come to us about. We discuss what it is, some causes and possible
A Review of Power Toothbrushes. This
review by hygienist Haley is a good summary of the types of power toothbrushes available and their advantages and
Risk Factors for Gum disease. This
reviews the most common risk factors for gum disease and helps you understand what you can do to prevent or control
American Heart Association recommends
Cutting Added Sugar Intake. The American Heart Association has come out with new guidelines for
added sugar in your diet. This summarizes the latest recommendations.
CloSYS: What it is and how to Use
It. This article is a review of the CloSysII Toothpaste system and how to use it. Our
hygienist Haley wrote this informative article.
Tooth Trauma. What to do when you get hit in the
mouth? This article by our assistants Bernadette and Jill team up to review the types of tooth fractures and
what to do about them. Also, what if your tooth is completely knocked out.
The Mouth/Body Connection. This article is a
review of how gum disease affects other parts of the body, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory
diseases and osteoporosis. It also covers preterm low birth weight.
Gums and Gum
Disease. This article cover what gum disease is, how to tell if you have gum disease, and
its consequences, prevention and a brief overview of its treatment.
Treating Gum disease: LANAP. This is a more indepth article on
treating gum disease using the Periolase. It includes a short animated video to explain the procedure, along
with a chart summary.
LANAP: What to expect. This article reviews what
to expect after treatment with the Periolase, including immediate post surgery, follow up care and long term
Flossing: The basics. This article by our
hygienist Haley cover the key points of flossing, and what is important or not important.
Floss Club. This year we are trying a new approach to help
our patients floss more frequently. This article reviews the Floss Club program.
CloSysII: What it is and how to use
it. CloSysII is a tremendously effective cleaning paste and mouth wash. This reviews our
recommendations for its use.
Bad Breath Information Sheet. This is a
review of the various causes of bad breath, and what we in dentistry can do to help.
Soda Pop and Your Teeth. This is a great
article on the effects of soda pop on teeth. Includes a chart showing the acid level of various drinks.
Oral Cancer Screening. This article reviews the
incidence of oral cancer, survival rates, and detection methods.
Dental Pre-medication. This article reviews
the reason for pre-medicating before dental treatment in the presence of certain medical conditions, and
covers the latest recommendations from the American Heart Association.
Questions and Answers on Pre
medication. This is a nice article covering patients most frequent questions on
Pre-medication dosages. This
article is several charts showing the dosage levels for adults and children for various procedures and
Dental-Systemic Diseases and Diet.
This article by Haley reviews the latest theory of diet and oral health.
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