Why Plaque Removal is Important

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You’ve probably heard about plaque before–especially if you’ve ever visited a dentist–but do actually know what it is? Do you know what you can do to keep plaque at bay, stop it from forming, and the effect plaque can actually have on your smile? As you may know, plaque is a substance that can build… Read more »

Why and How to Floss Effectively

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There have been many articles posted online over the past several years claiming that there is little scientific backing to the practice of flossing. This has been incredibly unfortunate because those studies have been misrepresented by the internet’s love of sensational headlines. Flossing your teeth is incredibly beneficial for preventing decay as long as proper… Read more »

How to Treat Tartar

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What is that colorless, sticky film you can feel on your teeth after you eat? Even though you can’t see it, you can definitely feel it! This is plaque which forms when the harmful bacteria in your mouth react with sugar and starches from the food you eat (and beverages you drink). Plaque creates acid… Read more »

Some Facts About Dental Sealants

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What is a dental sealant? Also known as pit and fissure sealant, it is a thin plastic coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth–those teeth most prone to tooth decay—that hardens and bonds to the tooth to keep out bacteria and food particles. Who should get sealants? Children and teenagers with permanent… Read more »