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WHAT’S IN YOUR MOUTH?

Man has suffered seemingly from the beginning of existence from Dental Caries (Decay) and Periodontal (Gum) Disease with resulting loss of tooth structure, recession and loss of supporting structures and loss of the teeth themselves as well as all the associated pain, discomfort, aggravation and expense without any sure way to prevent this from happening. […]

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HOW DENTAL CARE CAN LAST A LIFETIME

HOW DENTAL CARE CAN LAST A LIFETIME. After practicing dentistry for 30 years and observing the results of quality dental care coupled with effective prevention, I believe restorative, cosmetic, and general dental care can last indefinitely. I am so certain of this that I have decided to put in writing as a GUARANTEE and you […]

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BASICS FOR PREVENTING NEW DENTAL DISEASE

1. Have a microscopic culture, MC ( taken to establish the presence, activity level, and prevalence of disease causing/ pathogenic bacteria. 2. Review current home regimen, effectiveness, and efficiency. 3. Have dental professional go over: A. Water Pik irrigation- How to reach effective 8-10 B. Delivery of Antibacterial- Therasol, etc. C. Toothbrushing – Sonicaire, dentifrices, […]

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WHY DOES A DENTIST NEED DENTAL X-RAYS ANYWAY?, and ARE DENTAL X-RAYS SAFE?

ANSWER: Dental X-rays are a critical segment of a comprehensive oral examination and without them a dentist can easily miss areas of decay (dental caries) , periodontal disease, root deformities or infections, bone disease, cysts, or tumors as well as anatomic abnormalities. Missing these could mean losing bone, losing teeth, needing major dental care or […]

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WHAT IS PERIODONTAL DISEASE?

It’s a bacterial infection that, if left untreated, will eventually destroy the gums, bone and ligaments supporting your teeth. It’s the primary cause of tooth loss in adults and unfortunately, it’s a disease that usually progresses without any pain or obvious symptoms. If left untreated your gums recede, teeth loosen, abscesses (pain) often develop, and […]

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