Oral Health

Being a Complete Dentist

2018-10-04T21:51:06-04:00General, Oral Health, Restorative|

Concept of “Complete dentistry”, established by Dr Peter Dawson (world renowned authority in dental field) and The Dawson Academy, is fully embraced and implemented in our practice.  Fellow dentists recognized the importance of the harmony in the whole masticatory system (jaw joints, muscles,jaws and teeth) for the patients well being. The philosophy goes beyond the “usual and customary” concept of drill and fill dentistry and dentists being seen as”tooth mechanics”. It is our opinion that every patient deserves complete examination and level of dental care that as a goal has establishing of oral health that will provide long term stability. Complete dentists are trained to recognize at an earliest stages the signs of instability in the stomatognathic system that lead to symptoms often painful and uncomfortable for the patients. The first step in understanding complete dentistry is identifying the things that may keep your mouth from being as healthy as it […]

Healthy Teeth for Life – Advice for Parents

2018-10-04T21:33:43-04:00General, Oral Health|

You have so many great reasons to keep your family`s teeth and gums healthy. That is not a very difficult task, however it requires commitment and strong will. Here are some tips that can help you reach the goal:

  1. Develop healthy habits with your children and start early. Dental care begins as soon as child`s first tooth appears. Regular dental visits start with your child at the age of three or sooner
  2. Seal the permanent molars. Permanent molars erupt at the age of six. Thin protective coating (sealant) applied to the chewing surfaces on the molars can prevent decay in grooves/fissures
  3. Use fluorides. Fluoride strengthens enamel, making it less likely to breakdown or develop decay. There are different ways your child can be exposed to fluorides – topically and systemically. Most common ways are fluoride containing toothpastes, application of fluoride varnish at every periodic examination as well as fluoride containing mouthwashes.
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Ten Dental Facts You Probably Didn`t Know

2018-10-04T21:32:27-04:00General, Oral Health|

  1. Think your fingerprints are unique? So are your tongue prints and your set of teeth! No two are alike.
  2. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.
  3. If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day.
  4. The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The average man smiles about 8 times a day.
  5. Did you know that 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing they notice about someone
  6. U.S. consumers buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year!
  7. Your tooth enamel is the hardest part of your entire body.
  8. Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva throughout your life. That’s enough to fill two swimming pools.
  9. The most common childhood disease is none other than tooth […]

Smoking and Your Oral Health

2018-10-04T21:29:41-04:00General, Oral Health|

How does smoking impact my mouth and oral health?

Smoking can impact your overall oral health in number of ways, including:

  • Reducing blood flow and the supply of vitals nutrients to your gums, including vitamin C. Without proper nutrients, you can develop gum disease, bone loss and even tooth loss.
  • Decreasing the amount of saliva that flows through your mouth. Saliva is important for cleaning your mouth and preventing tooth decay.
  • Affecting the appearance of your teeth, making them discolored with yellow and brown stains that nicotine leave behind.
  • Causing inflammation of the roof of your mouth
  • Giving you bad breath
  • Causing you to lose your dense of taste.
  • Most important smoking cause oral cancer.

Oral cancer is the sixt most common cancer, accounting for nearly 5 percent of all cases.

If you are a smoker it’s never too late to quit. Research has shown that quitting at any age will improve your […]

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