BOTOX: do I like it, love it or can`t live without it?

July 22, 2018

Botox for medical use is a prescription medicine that is injected into the facial muscles to temporary minimize the appearance of moderate to severe wrinkles.

It has been used for decades in the treatment of chronic migraines, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), hypersalivation, strabismus (eye misalignment)…

Cosmetic effects of the application are to smooth out the lines, creases and wrinkles on the face, chin and neck. It improves the look of the of the forehead lines, areas around eyebrows and lips.It is Continue reading

Education of Dental Professionals

April 29, 2018

 

In our office different levels of dental professionals are practicing dentistry. All dental professionals must be licensed by the state in which they are providing care. To be eligible for licensure, dentists, dental hygienists and expanded function dental assistants (EFDA) must graduate from a dental school or vocational school that’s accredited by the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Commission on Dental Accreditation. They must also continuously attend educational meetings and stay current with the most recent developments in the profession. Continue reading

Use of Ultrasonic Scalers for periodontal maintenance

March 8, 2018

There are two techniques for removing dental plaque and tartar during your dental cleaning appointment: manual or ultrasonic.  Manual cleaning is done with hand instruments – scalers and currettes where the plaque and tartar are scraped from the teeth. The second technique uses ultrasonic scalers. Ultrasonic tooth scalers generate up to 50,000 vibrations per second which produce the formation of bubbles filled with water vapor. The vibration stretches and compresses these tiny bubbles until they implode and release a Continue reading

Changing Your Breath From Bad To Good

February 7, 2018

Nobody likes to admit it, but many people suffer with bad breath or the medical term, halitosis. Bad breath can be embarrassing and tough on those around you. Luckily, this problem is often easy to fix. Solutions include good hygiene, regular dentist visits, and ruling out other factors or underlying medical problems.

 

Potential causes of bad breath include:

  • Tobacco use
  • Poor Dental hygiene
  • Gum disease, cracked teeth/fillings, and decay
  • Dry mouth
  • Tonsil stones
  • Medications
  • Diabetes, Liver disease, respiratory tract Continue reading