DENTAL CARE FOR SENIORS

The risk of cavities increases with age. This is due to dry mouth, which is a side effect of many prescription medications. What can you do about it?
1. Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
2. Use a soft toothbrush and replace it every 3-4 months.
3. Use an electric toothbrush, especially if you have arthritis.

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Made in the USA

We are passionate about your health.  We want you to look and feel your best.  We also want you to have peace of mind about the quality of the craftsmanship you have invested in.

Recently, you may have read stories about dental crowns or bridges made in China that were found to contain high levels of lead.

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Do You Need an Affordable Dental Plan?

Did you know, that for $329 a year, per person over age 13, and $239 per person under age 13, you can cover most of your preventive dental needs for the year?  For some, this can be a large savings and may be a better option than what might be offered as traditional dental insurance.

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Why do we take your blood pressure?

Most patients visit our office more frequently than their family doctor, making dental visits the perfect opportunity to screen for hypertension.

If hypertension is detected in early stages, damage may be reduced to the heart, blood vessels, kidneys, eyes and more.

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Why do we do head and neck exams?

  • It is our standard of care – similar to a weight measurement at a medical office.
  • We are checking for lumps or bumps that haven’t gone away, and also evaluating your thyroid.
  • Statistically, the HPV virus, oral strain, can occur in anyone.
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ORAL CANCER AND HPV: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW

 

 There are many types of HPV.  More than 40 strains can infect the genital area, as well as the mouth and throat, and these can cause cancer.  HPV doesn’t always produce symptoms so most people who are infected don’t know they have the virus.  50% of sexually active individuals are likely to attract HPV in their first year of activity.

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DO’s and DON’Ts: Children

Parents and caregivers may be unaware that tooth decay is an infectious disease.  Basic tips on how germs are transferred can be useful in preventing cavities in children.

  • Kiss infants on the top of the head rather than on the lips.
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Do You Want Whiter Teeth?

Have you considered a custom tray for your teeth whitening goals?

Over-the-counter dental whitening products have  many limitations including  the fact that whitening toothpaste doesn’t stay on your teeth long enough to have a “true” whitening effect.

The abrasiveness of whitening toothpaste may create a “lighter appearance” if you have superficial coffee or nicotine stains on your teeth.  Abrasive toothpastes may also create sensitivity and erosion of precious enamel. 

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Candy for the Troops

We hope you had a wonderful Halloween! If you find you have too much candy in your house, we are once again preparing candy packages to support our military.

If you would like to join us by bringing a minimum of 25 pieces of candy, we will trade you for a free Spin Brush.  Please bring your candy in by November 15, 2016.

 

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