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

2018-10-04T20:41:25+00:00Facial Esthetics|

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 used as an anti-aging treatment that makes the skin look youthful and smooth. Application of it is minimally invasive and lasts no longer than ten minutes. Patient can continue with daily activities without interruption. Effects of Botox application last 3-4 months and can be extended with periodic touch-up procedures.

Are there any risks involved with the procedure? It is very safe […]

Education of Dental Professionals

2018-10-04T20:53:40+00:00General|

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.

Dentists: Dental students can obtain either a Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) or Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). DMD and DDS are equivalent degrees, and both programs consist of the similar four-year curricula. The first two years are comprised of fundamental sciences and pre-clinical instruction in classrooms and laboratories. In the final two years, students gain hands-on experience in dental clinics, treating patients under the direction of skilled dentists and teachers. In […]

Use of Ultrasonic Scalers for Periodontal Maintenance

2018-10-04T21:02:10+00:00Oral Health, Periodontal|

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 burst of pressure.  When the bubbles implode, they produce energy that tear apart the cell walls of oral pathogens. Ultrasonic scalers also produce a steady flow of water which will flush out the gingival pockets to help remove bacteria from around the teeth and gums.

Patients can benefit in many ways from using the ultrasonic scalers. The ultrasonic scalers tend to be much quicker in removal of calculus than hand instruments, they […]

Changing Your Breath From Bad To Good

2018-10-04T21:02:47+00:00Oral Health|

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 infection, chronic bronchitis, and acid reflux
  • Diet

In order to keep halitosis at a minimum, it is important to practice good oral hygiene and brush twice per day, floss and scrape/clean the tongue. An electric brush is recommended as well as an antibacterial mouth rinse. It is also important to visit the dentist every 6 months to check for broken teeth, cavities and gum disease which all harbor bacteria. Other things that can […]

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