Dental Professionals

    During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The...
    During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The first week is dental assistant appreciation week and March 6th is dentist day. This is also a time to remind everyone about the importance of regular dental checkups. Everyone on the dental team has a unique role in supporting excellent oral health. The different roles of dental professionals The dental assistant has many varied responsibilities from assisting the dentist during...
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Children’s Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It...
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It is intended to bring together dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through. The Importance of Baby Teeth Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, allow children...
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Guide to Preventing Gum Disease and Cavities

Healthy teeth throughout life also affects your overall health! Research supports a connection between oral and general health, so it...
Healthy teeth throughout life also affects your overall health! Research supports a connection between oral and general health, so it is important to keep your mouth healthy. Your smile not only brings you confidence, but your teeth allow you to chew and speak properly. It is important to have proper oral care and visit your dental professional to prevent gum disease and cavities. Healthy Teeth A healthy mouth has gums that are light pink in color and fit firmly around...
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A New Year Brings a Renewed Spirit

As 2021 is approaching, many are starting to have a renewed sense of hope. This past year has not been...
As 2021 is approaching, many are starting to have a renewed sense of hope. This past year has not been easy, so we can only anticipate that this next year brings goodwill. Perhaps you are thinking about ways you can improve your self-care. Maybe you want to start taking walks or start a new hobby. Have you considered making goals related to a healthy smile? Your smile not only brings you confidence, but your teeth allow you to chew and...
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Oral Health and Holiday Stress

Many people often experience holiday stress, and this year there can be the added stress of the pandemic. Stress is...
Many people often experience holiday stress, and this year there can be the added stress of the pandemic. Stress is a coping mechanism to everyday challenges, but when the stress response is continuous it can have a negative impact on overall health. You may feel your heart rate and breathing increase, as well as increased muscle tension. Stress can have physical and psychological consequences. Did you know it can also have an impact on your oral health?   Impact on Oral...
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Cleaning Teeth After Oral Surgery

Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around...
Oral surgery may sound like a complex term, but it simply refers to any surgical procedure performed in or around your mouth and jaw. There are many different procedures that are considered oral surgery. These may include a biopsy, periodontal surgery, apical surgery (removal of the root tip), implant surgery, or extraction of teeth. Many people have had their wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, removed which is considered an oral surgery.  After Surgery  Your body needs to heal...
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Benefits of the TePe Special Care Toothbrush

The TePe Special Care toothbrush is ideal for areas with fragile or sensitive tissue.   This brush works well for the following situations:  After...
The TePe Special Care toothbrush is ideal for areas with fragile or sensitive tissue.   This brush works well for the following situations:  After oral surgery  Mucositis (sore inflamed and ulcerated oral tissue)  Sensitive root surface  Extremely dry mouth  During radiation or chemotherapy when oral tissue has an adverse effect  The TePe Special Care toothbrush has 12,000 ultra-soft bristles. The neck of the brush can be angled in hot water for better access. There are two different brush head sizes, the compact size works well to...
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Using and Replacing Interdental Brushes

TePe Original Interdental Brushes are small brushes specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not...
TePe Original Interdental Brushes are small brushes specially designed to clean between your teeth, where a regular toothbrush does not reach. The wire holding the bristles is plastic coated and is safe to use around dental implants and natural teeth. The handle is short and broad for a steady grip. How to Use the Interdental Brush  Use your interdental brush once a day, preferably in the evening before toothbrushing.  With nine sizes, you must find the perfect one for you....
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Give thanks for your teeth; they work hard on Thanks...

We hope having healthy teeth and gums are something you can be grateful for this Thanksgiving season! As we take...
We hope having healthy teeth and gums are something you can be grateful for this Thanksgiving season! As we take time to contemplate all that we are grateful for…family, friends, shelter, food…we should also consider our oral health. To help keep your celebrations as joyful as possible we’ve put together a few dental tips that will keep your smile healthy. Eat healthy foods. Incorporate healthy foods into snack options for your gatherings. Consuming healthy protein-rich snacks will keep you from...
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Cleaning Between the Teeth

Did you know that brushing alone only removes up to 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest is...
Did you know that brushing alone only removes up to 60% of the plaque on your teeth? The rest is found between our teeth. There are different interdental cleaning devices such as floss, dental picks, water irrigators and interdental brushes. Interdental brushes are often easier to use compared to other options, and in most cases the most efficient tool to prevent gum inflammation and cavities. Use your interdental tool once a day, preferably in the evening before toothbrushing. Each tool...
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Periodontal Disease

Have you ever noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that...
Have you ever noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are inflamed and presence of infection. If you wash your hands and notice bleeding, you would probably be concerned. So, what’s the difference? Well, there is no difference, because periodontal disease is having a big wound in your mouth. The good news is—periodontal disease is preventable! How does the disease start? A sticky film called dental plaque constantly...
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Diabetes and Your Mouth; American Diabetes Month

November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes symptoms, promote healthy living and ensure people are aware of...
November is National Diabetes Month to raise awareness of diabetes symptoms, promote healthy living and ensure people are aware of risk factors. Among the US population 10.5% (34.2 million people!) have diabetes, with approximately 1 in 4 not aware of having the disease. What is Diabetes? When we eat or drink carbohydrates, they are broken down to glucose and released into our blood. For the glucose to be able to enter our cells and fuel our bodies, a hormone called...
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