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The F Word

The F Word Floss…. What word were you thinking? Out of all of the word in the English dictionary we refer to one word as the F word. It is the one magical word that just by its sound it can describe pain, pleasure, hate, and love. The  F word I am describing is...

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Why Does My Breath Smell?

I get asked this question a lot as a dental hygienist! There are many reasons you may have stinky breath. Poor Oral Hygiene (You are not brushing properly along the gums) Dry Mouth Tonsil stones You ate something smelly The food you are eating is not agreeing with...

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Why Brush Your Teeth Before Bed?

From this dental hygienist’s viewpoint, the most crucial time to brush is before going to bed. Why Brush Before Bed?  When you think of a typical day, picture all the meals, snacks and beverages you have consumed.  When bedtime comes around, there are a lot of food...

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Do You Know Your Numbers?

  If you don't know what this means keep reading Know your numbers Dental professionals use an instrument called a "periodontal probe" is used to take depth measurements, usually 6 measurements per tooth. Three on the outside and three on the inside. If you...

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Gingivitis is Preventable

One out of two people have gingivitis. Almost everyone has had gingivitis at some point in their life. You can have it on just one tooth or in just one area of the mouth. You may not even know you have it or have had it. I see people everyday that do not know they...

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There is a 50% chance you have it!

What is it? Gingivitis= Red, puffy, swollen, bleeding gums. Gingivitis is 100% reversible There is a 50% chance you have it right now as you read this post. The biggest problem with gingivitis is most people don’t know they have it. If you know you have it may it...

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Gingivitis……. Do you Have it?

Gingivitis …..you may not even know you have it! One out of two Americans have it!!! What is it? Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums that surround the teeth, caused by plaque and bacterial build up from poor oral hygiene. What are the signs you have gingivitis?...