Facts and Myths About Tooth Decay

Tooth decay (also called dental cavities or dental caries) –  The destruction of the surfaces (dentin and/or enamel) of a tooth and infiltration of bacteria into tooth structure. Tooth decay results from the action of bacteria that live in plaque. Plaque is a sticky, whitish film formed by bacteria and food debris which adheres to…

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Benefits Of Brushing Before Bedtime

Brushing at bedtime is one of those things that most of us just do, never questioning why. It starts as our teeth develop and our parents brush for us and hopefully we continue it throughout life. Do you know why it is recommended to brush before bedtime? Top Bedtime Dental Hygiene Benefits 1. Remove Buildup…

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Top Mistakes We Make When Flossing

Flossing Marielaina Perrone DDS

Flossing is often overlooked as part our oral hygiene regimen. Although it is often overlooked, it is essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Brushing alone cannot remove food debris and bacteria in and around our teeth. Flossing is able to reach areas in between teeth and in the back areas of the mouth. Flossing…

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Top Tooth Brushing Mistakes

Root Canal Therapy Marielaina Perrone DDS

Tooth brushing has been a part of our lives since we can remember. It has become an activity that, for most, seems to be second nature. Brushing your teeth, as with any habit, can become tedious. You may forget the proper way and get sloppy, or may never have learned proper tooth brushing techniques to…

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Can Your Dentist Tell When You Are Not Flossing?

Most of us worry before we sit in the dental chair and we know the questions that are coming…”Have you been flossing and brushing regularly?” So what do we do, we frantically brush, floss, and use a mouth rinse right before our appointment. And when we finally sit down in the chair and we get…

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Flossing: Is There An Alternative?

Flossing is one of those tasks in life that we know we should do, we know the benefits of it, and we know how little time it takes but most of us, just do not do it regularly. Flossing your teeth every night can be a hard habit to develop and maintain, but it’s one…

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Periodontal Disease and Bleeding Gums…Linked?

The presence of bleeding gums usually when brushing or flossing is usually a sign that you have some form of periodontal disease but it can also mean a greater risk is present. Persistent gingival bleeding can be due to something far more serious. This type of bleeding has been linked to diseases such as leukemia, blood…

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Stages of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease Marielaina Perrone DDS

 Periodontal disease (or commonly called gum disease) is a very serious and chronic dental infection of the periodontal tissues that can result in the breakdown of the tissue and the loss of bone that surrounds and supports your teeth. This dental infection disease begins when bacteria and plaque form a sticky biofilm on your teeth and causes…

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Seniors and Dental Health

As we get older, our oral health becomes more important than ever. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is not just for your teeth and gums. Senior adults have unique dental needs and challenges. This includes a vital link between a person’s general health and their oral health. A healthy mouth makes all the difference in the world if you want to feel…

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