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What mouthrinse do you recommend?

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As a hygienist, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear is “What mouthrinse do you recommend?” Like anything, there are a few things to consider. If you have a high decay rate, a fluoride mouthrinse such as ACT or a prescription strength fluoride paste will likely be the answer. Your hygienist will point […]

Temperature Sensitivity

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As a hygienist, one of the most common complaints I hear from patients on a daily basis is that they experience either widespread or localized cold sensitivity. It may be transient in nature or happen regularly. There are a number of common factors in cold sensitivity and it’s generally a pretty easy complaint to address. […]

The Basics of Tooth Whitening

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The Basics of Tooth Whitening As a hygienist at SoundBridge, I get asked about whitening teeth probably more than any other topic. How does it work? Is it safe? What causes the discoloration in the first place? The list goes on and on… First, a little anatomy lesson. Teeth are made up of an inner […]

Proliferative Verrucous Leukoplakia

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In recent months Dr. Bloomquist has referred a handful of patients for biopsy of lesions consistent with the clinical presentation of proliferative verrucous leukoplakia (PVL). In these cases early identification is key to protecting patients overall health. It is our hope that if you should see any of the following signs in your own mouth […]

Health Effects of Tobacco Use

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As everyone knows, tobacco use is bad for your health. Most of us think of tobacco use in relation to cancer. But did you know that it can lead to problems with everything from an increased risk of Type II diabetes to an increase in muscle aches and pains? If you’re looking for a reason […]