I Think I Broke a Tooth

One of the most common dental emergencies is a broken tooth. There are a couple of reasons why a tooth cracks. The first is that a tooth has a large cavity and softens the core of the tooth then the brittle enamel cracks when you bite down on something hard. The second is a simple… Read more »

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WHY SHOULD I BRUSH MY TEETH?

Over the course of the day plaque accumulates on your teeth. Plaque is food debris, mucus from your saliva, and bacteria. If the plaque sits on your teeth for more than 24 hours it will turn into tartar. Tartar is plaque plus calcium from your saliva. Day after day tartar will become thick making the… Read more »

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Is Drinking Soda the New Smoking?

Diet is the single most important factor effecting the health of your teeth and gums. As a component of our diet discussion we have been talking about the dangers of soda pop for years. The message must be getting through! Check out this article from CBS news. link Nearly everyone remembers the urban myth experiment where a… Read more »

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WHAT IS YOUR DENTAL HANDICAP?

A toothbrush bristle or floss can only reach about 3mm below the level of the gum. So, when we measure your gums it’s like golf at a par 3 course, where smaller numbers are better and anything 4 or greater is a bogy. The last time your had your gums checked you may have heard… Read more »

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