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 🙂

Check out a new site for kids! From Eat Well Magazine April 2014

How much toothpaste for little kids?

Approximately 25% of children have had cavities before entering kindergarten.  The American Dental Association now says go ahead and give your baby a tiny smear of fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice once their first tooth comes in. Then when they are 3 to 6 years old they should graduate to […]

How much does fluoridating tap water matter?

Fluoride in tap water has been described to be very beneficial at preventing tooth decay, but specifically how much an impact does adding fluoride to tap water have?  Since the early 1970’s when fluoridation began, the incidence of decay in permanent teeth of high school age children dropped from 90% to 60%.  After placing a restoration in […]

Asthma & Oral Health

Can your asthma affect how often you develop cavities? A review of several studies highlights the increased risk for cavities in patients who are taking medications for asthma. Having a normal salivary flow helps prevent decay and promotes the remineralization of softened enamel. An inhaler can cause a reduction in saliva and therefore increase a […]