Dental X-Rays: An Essential Tool

Dental X-rays are useful in helping dentists detect and treat cavities at an early stage.

Many oral diseases can’t be detected on the basis of a visual and physical examination alone, and dental X-rays are indispensable in providing information about a patient’s oral health such as early-stage cavities, gum diseases, infections or some types of tumors.

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April is Oral Cancer Month

Oral Cancer Risk Factors

  • Tobacco
    smoking cigarettes, pipes, cigars,
    snuff, chew, smokeless tobacco
  • Alcohol
    especially when you use tobacco at the same time
  • Exposure to HPV
    the sexually-transmitted, Human Papillomavirus (HPV16)

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Acid Erosion

Acid erosion is a type of tooth wear.  It is the most common chronic disease of children ages 5-17.  Erosion is the loss of tooth enamel that can proceed to the underlying dentin if not corrected.

The most common cause of erosion is from acidic foods and drinks.  Some of these foods are healthy such as fruit juices.  Citric acid is the culprit.

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Why is Water #1 for your teeth?

Water makes teeth stronger.

One of the easiest and most helpful things we can do for our teeth is to drink water with fluoride (nature’s cavity preventer).  Studies prove that cities with fluoride in their water have kids with fewer cavities than those without fluoridated water.

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FIVE FUN FACTS

1. People have been caring for their teeth for centuries!!!
First toothbrushes were made from twigs. The Egyptians used crushed eggshells to polish their teeth.

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Candy for the Troops

We are once again, preparing candy packages to support our troops at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, Ohio.

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 16, 2017.

Beware of Charcoal Toothpaste

We have had many questions recently about using charcoal toothpaste to achieve whitening.

Charcoal was used in the 1900’s to treat poisoning and overdoses. It was thought to absorb the toxins. However, using it to clean or whiten teeth can have poor oral effects.

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