Oral Hygiene

Is Your Electric Toothbrush Damaging Your Teeth?

We don’t want to knock electric toothbrushes. They can be really great, even better than regular toothbrushes, at reducing gum disease and removing plaque. Unfortunately, though power toothbrushes can also have the potential to damage teeth. Dentin Wear and Tear A team of researchers examined this issue with four types of toothbrushes: a rotating-oscillating power…

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Evidence of the Importance of Good Dental Hygiene

As National Dental Hygiene month concludes, we’d like to bring your attention to a couple of studies that reinforces the importance of good dental hygiene. The first study was conducted in 2010 by researchers from NYU. They determined that there is a link between Alzheimer’s disease and gum inflammation. Though the study was relatively small,…

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Infection Control Practices and Cleanliness

Dear patients, Many patients ask and wonder about cleanliness at their dental office, and some express concerns that in today’s world, they worry about the cleanliness and safeness of places they visit, particularly dental and medical offices, and their sterilization and cleanliness procedures. My staff and I want to put your minds at ease and…

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What to Watch for to Prevent Periodontal Disease

If you have bleeding gums, or feel pain or even discomfort in your gums, you may have periodontal disease. We’re learning more about this common infection all the time, and I wanted to pass along some of the latest findings. It should help you understand why I think it’s so important that we take action…

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Gum Disease Awareness and New Patient Special

Dear patients, while reading dental journals, I often come across new developments in the science of dentistry, but I realize people like you don’t often become aware of these important ideas since the media reports so little of it. So, once in a while I like to keep my patients informed of crucial breakthroughs and…

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5 Reasons You Should Get Digital X-Rays and See a Modern Dentist

If you’re still going to a dentist who takes film X-Rays, you’re not getting any of the benefits of modern dentistry! The use of digital X-Rays, or radiography, greatly increases a dentist’s ability to evaluate the health of your teeth in record time. Not only can a dentist like Dr. Perlaza, who uses the latest…