The Best Time to Floss

From “What Is The Best Time to Floss—Before or After Brushing? A Spring 2015 poll asked readers if they brush before or after they floss. The results were close: 53% said they brush before, while 47% said after. So who’s right? Technically, everyone. The most important thing about flossing is to do it. As long […]

Midwinter Meeting Wonderland

Our office recently attended the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting. We enjoyed a great environment, and classes on all aspects of patient care. Looking forward to sharing new research with all of you!  

How beverages can affect your teeth.

Check out this link for a great article on choosing what to drink 🙂

How does pregnancy affect my mouth?

Hormonal changes  associated with expecting a baby can affect your gums, causing swelling or tenderness.  Your gums may also bleed when you brush and floss. This condition is often referred to as “pregnancy gingivitis”. The gum tissue itself can also get one or more red lumps that often occur between teeth.  These bumps are sometimes […]

Practicing good oral hygiene – What should I be doing?

Brush your teeth gently twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste containing fluoride.  It’s important to also brush your tongue and to gently brush your gums each time.  Manual or power brushes are both acceptable options. Replace your toothbrush every 3 months or sooner.  A worn toothbrush will not do a good job […]

Why a Philips Sonicare? -JCasaccio

At Drs. Beck and Rogers’ office you hear us speaking, nagging and pleading (I personally call it motivational speaking) to look into investing in a Sonicare toothbrush. Trust me, we have many other thing we would like to talk about i.e. ourselves, Juan Pablo, etc. Sonicare is a leader when it comes to oral health […]

World Oral Health Day 2014

World Oral Health Day is March 20th this year!  Take a moment to appreciate a healthy happy smile…

A healthy mouth lowers patient’s risk for HPV infection and related oral cancer.

According to a study from the University of Texas Health Science Center a person’s choice to maintain a healthy mouth can lessen their risk for HPV related infections. HPV infections can lead to oral cancer. Doctors diagnose a increasing number of HPV related cancers each year. A good home care routine, and an overall healthy […]

Smoking Cessation Program for Teens

SmokefreeTXT is a new program started by the National Cancer Institute to offer encouragement and advice to teens trying to quit smoking.  Anyone can access the program by texting the word QUIT to 47848 from their phones.  One can also sign up by going online to where they can answer a few questions and […]