Patient Education

Our dental team strives to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating health issues. Please use our patient education library to learn more about the services we offer and the conditions we treat. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

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Issues to Consider Before Dental Implants
...It’s also important to maintain effective oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings and checkups for optimum implant health...

Difficult or Not, Plaque Removal is Necessary for Stopping Gum Disease
...Caused primarily by bacterial plaque left on tooth surfaces from inefficient oral hygiene, gum disease can ultimately lead to tooth loss...

3 Areas to Watch to Avoid Excessive Tooth Wear
...But the good news is they’re largely preventable through proper oral hygiene practices to remove bacterial plaque, the main trigger for these diseases...

5 Causes of Bad Breath and What You Can Do About It!
...Poor oral hygiene...

How Effective is Your Oral Hygiene? Find Out with a Plaque Disclosing Agent
... If you would like more information on proper oral hygiene habits, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

A 4-Step Process for Achieving Your Highest Oral Health Possible
You know the basics for a healthy mouth: daily oral hygiene and regular dental checkups...

Take Care of Your Gums, Take Care of Your Heart
...Gum disease can often be prevented—and reversed if caught early—simply with good oral hygiene, so be diligent about brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day...

Legal or Not, Marijuana Poses a Health Risk to Your Gums
...Poor oral hygiene is the biggest factor for an increased risk of gum disease; thinner gum tissue (an inherited condition or related to poor tooth position) is another factor, as well as lifestyle habits like tobacco use or excessive alcohol consumption...

The 3 Top Ingredients That Make Your Toothpaste a Super Plaque Buster
...Today, most of the world has replaced these substances with toothpaste, a mainstay of daily oral hygiene...

Here's How to Care for 3 Common Dental Restorations
...To prevent this, practice a daily regimen of oral hygiene to clean away bacterial plaque—and reduce sugar in your diet, a prime food source for bacteria...

What You Should do About This Bizarre Drug Side Effect
...Smoking and poor oral hygiene also seem to contribute to this growth imbalance...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors
...Just a few days of neglecting your regular oral hygiene can give bacterial plaque a chance to build up...

Some Birth Control Drugs Could Increase Risk of Gum Disease
... Gum disease is a bacterial infection caused by plaque, food debris that builds up on tooth and gum surfaces due to poor oral hygiene...

National Fresh Breath Day Reminds Us to Seek Out the Source of Bad Breath
...You can help reduce any disease-based odors by keeping up your daily oral hygiene, especially if you're undergoing treatment for a systemic condition...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Diabetes
... As with any condition, good oral hygiene, including regular brushing, flossing and rinsing, as well as the proper diabetic diet, will go a long way in preventing needless problems...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Seniors and Oral Health
... In fact, there's usually no reason for you NOT to keep your teeth your entire life, providing you maintain a healthy balanced diet and practice good oral hygiene...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... Daily oral hygiene such as brushing, flossing and rinsing are a necessity...

Flap Surgery
... A pocket reduction procedure is recommended if daily at-home oral hygiene and a professional care routine cannot effectively reach these deep pockets...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...