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Brushing Your Teeth Properly

For adult, or even children I would recommend that you use a soft toothbrush instead of a medium or hard. As a soft toothbrush has the best effect and least detrimental consequences to the enamel of the teeth. You should use the toothbrush in a 45 degree angle and not in a perpendicular angle and …

Wisdom Teeth: What are they?

Why don’t wisdom teeth grow in right? Although we have seen a reduction in the size of the human jaw during the course of human evolution, we still retain the same number of teeth. The change in jaw size of modern humans is related to the discovery and use of fire to prepare food, and …

Fellow/Master of the AGD

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), is an organization of general dentists dedicated to professional development and continuing education. All AGD members must remain current with advances in the profession to provide quality patient treatment. A “Fellow” in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) has been recognized by other general dentists as a leader and …

Your Child’s First Dental Visit

The ideal time for your child’s first dental visit is six months after their first (primary) teeth erupt. This time frame is a perfect opportunity for the dentist to carefully examine the development of your child’s mouth. Because dental problems often start early, the sooner the visit the better. To safeguard against problems such as …

Women’s Dental Health Facts

Women’s oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren’s Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of conditions …

What is Gum Disease and how to Prevent it

Gum disease or periodontal disease, a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It amounts to about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – a sticky, colorless film constantly forming on the teeth – …

What is a General Dentist?

The Academy of General Dentistry defines a general dentist as “the primary dental care provider for patients in all age groups”. The general dentist is responsible for the diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients’ oral health needs. A general dentist is an expert in dentistry. These dentists are highly educated …

Toothpaste

What type of toothpaste should I use? As long as your toothpaste contains fluoride, the brand you buy really does not matter. Whether or not it is in paste, gel, or even powder form, or containing a certain flavor is not relevant. All fluoride dentifrices work effectively to fight plaque and cavities and clean and …

Tooth Decay (Cavities)

Tooth decay is the disease known as caries or cavities. Unlike other diseases, however, caries is not life threatening and is highly preventable, though it affects most people to some degree during their lifetime. Tooth decay occurs when your teeth are frequently exposed to foods containing carbohydrates (starches and sugars) like soda pop, candy, ice …