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By MegMcClellanRDH, Oct 2 2018 05:08PM

It is the time of year for comfy sweaters, pumpkins, and Halloween candy! As long as you are keeping your oral health in mind there is no reason you and your children cannot enjoy all this season has to offer. A few things to keep in mind.

1. Sticky and gummy candies are some of the worst for your teeth. They are harder to remove therefore giving bacteria longer to work in your mouth and increasing your chance of cavities

2. Try to time your candy indulgeces around mealtimes. Snacking throughout the day leads to longer acidic exposure for your teeth.

3. Good news! Chocolcate is probably one of your best choices since it will wash off of your teeth easier than other candies.

And Remember Brush and Floss within 20 minutes of eating to reestablish a neutral pH in the mouth and remove food!

Have a Fun and safe Halloween!

By MegMcClellanRDH, Mar 8 2017 05:53PM

Teeth sensitivity is a common but treatable condition. If hot or cold are causing pain you may have tooth sensitivity. Some patients even experience pain when brushing or flossing.

Possible Causes:

•Tooth decay (cavities)

•Fractured teeth

•Worn fillings

•Gum disease

•Worn tooth enamel

•Exposed tooth root

Hypersensitivity occurs when the protective layer of enamel is worn down through bruxism or acid erosion. Recession may also cause the exposure of the dentin.

There are several options for treatment of sensitivty. You should see your dentist to determine the cause of your sensitivy so the correct treatment is chosen.

•Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.

•Fluoride gel. An in-office technique which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.

•A crown, inlay or bonding. These may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.

•Root canal. If sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.

http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/s/sensitive-teeth

By MegMcClellanRDH, Jan 5 2017 03:21PM

We will be out of the office the week of January 9-12. We look forward to seeing you on January 16th!

By MegMcClellanRDH, Jan 2 2017 02:43PM

Happy 2017! We are back in the office today January 2nd and look forward to seeing you!

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