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Category: Preventive

Dental 3D Printers

Dentistry is changing, and fast! There are lot of brand new dental technologies being brought in to the modern dental office. Like most other emerging technologies, dental work is going digital and 3D. Specifically, 3D printing.

Podcast – 3D Printing in the Dental Office

A lot has changed in dentistry, in just the past couple years even. One area that is quickly evolving is laboratory work.
Traditionally, impressions are poured up in stone, making for a messy, contaminated, dusty lab area.
One area that is changing the fastest is the incorporation of 3D printers into the dental laboratory.

Podcast – Deep Cleanings for Life

The term “deep cleaning” is an unfortunate description for what dentists and dental hygienists call periodontal maintenance.

Periodontal maintenance is a dental cleaning AFTER treatment. A “regular” dental cleaning implies there has never been periodontal treatment performed.

When do patients receive periodontal maintenance instead of prophylaxis (a “regular cleaning”)? Periodontal maintenance is performed after scaling and root planing, which is therapy to treat moderate to severe gum disease, or periodontitis.

Once you go through periodontal therapy, the healthy environment needs to be maintained. So, once you go through treatment and have subsequent maintenance appointments (deep cleanings) you will ALWAYS have maintenance appointments.

This is like a one-way street past the point of no return. Once you have a deep cleaning, every cleaning appointment after that, for the rest of your life, should be considered a deep cleaning periodontal maintenance.

Dental Resolutions For the New Year

Visiting the dentist should be a priority in 2015 if you would like to maintain a beautiful, healthy smile. Every extra month that passes without a dental visit is a month that could be damaging your teeth and your wallet. Periodontal disease is a contributing factor in many other serious health diseases such as arthritis, […]

Mint Toothpaste

Have you ever noticed that just about every toothpaste you find at the store is mint flavored? From peppermint and spearmint to Mint Chocolate Trek, Vanilla Mint Spark, and Lime Spearmint Zest; the thing that nearly all toothpaste has in common is mint. Humans can distinguish hundreds of different flavors, so what is it about […]

Halloween Candy

October is National Dental Hygiene Month, but it is also Halloween season as well. As a general rule, eating candy on a regular basis (especially for children wearing braces), but we realize it is asking a lot for children to completely forego Halloween. In order to minimize the amount of damage to teeth and braces, […]

Teeth-staining Food and Drinks to Avoid

We all like to indulge in the foods that we enjoy, but we want our teeth to be healthy and attractive as well. Do you know what foods and drinks are likely to erode your tooth enamel and leave stains? A good rule of thumb is that if it can stain your clothes or the […]