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Homecare tips for your oral health

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As a hygienist at SoundBridge Dental Arts, I get asked multiple times a day what I recommend for homecare to maintain optimal oral health. For the most part, I give the same old tried and true answer which includes brushing twice daily for 2 minutes and flossing once daily. That’s it. There’s no magic mouthrinse or […]

The Role of Dry Mouth in Increased Decay Rates

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Saliva offers a buffer to protect teeth from acidic attack by our diet and plaque bacteria. It also acts as a reservoir for calcium and phosphate ions which help to remineralize tooth structures more susceptible to decay. When an individual suffers from dry mouth (xerostomia) this buffer is gone. As a result, demineralization is more […]

Caring for your dental implant

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Today many teeth with poor prognosis are extracted and replaced with dental implants. It has become the treatment of choice for replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth or even serve as attachment for an entire arch when used in combination with a prosthesis (denture). While an asset to dentistry, no dental replacement matches your […]

Toothpastes containing polyethylene (plastic microbeads)

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In recent months there have been reports regarding an additive in many common toothpastes and it’s not fluoride garnering the attention. It’s plastic. Polyethylene to be specific. The very same polyethylene used in containers, packaging and plastic grocery bags.  These plastic microbeads not only do not break down in the mouth, but also won’t even dissolve in […]

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Should I Be Worried About Radiation Exposure From Dental X-Rays?

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This is a question we run across frequently in our field. Just the word “radiation” is enough to send most people in the opposite direction. I mean, don’t we all want to remain healthy and cancer-free? What most people don’t realize is they’re exposed to radiation on a daily basis, just going about their business […]