Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Gum Recession
... Poor oral hygiene – When brushing and flossing are performed improperly or not at all, a plaque build up can begin to affect the teeth...

FAQs
...” However, women who have good oral hygiene and have no gingivitis before pregnancy are very unlikely to experience this condition...

Implant Dentistry
... Implant Care and Maintenance There are only two ways an implant can lose attachment to the bone and fail once it has successfully fused: poor oral hygiene or excessive biting forces...

The Preventive Program
...At the initial visit oral hygiene instructions are reviewed and are reinforced at subsequent recall visits...

Medication and Heart Disease
...That’s why it’s critical to practice good oral hygiene to keep infections at bay—this includes a daily regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...If your bad breath persists even after good oral hygiene, there are special products your dentist may prescribe, including Zytex, which is a combination of zinc chloride, thymol and eucalyptus oil that neutralizes the sulfur compounds and kills the bacteria that causes them...

Canker/Cold Sores
...A healthy diet and good oral hygiene are usually the best remedy, but some special rinses and anesthetics can help...

Dry Mouth
...Of course, there is no substitute for regular checkups and good oral hygiene...

Oral Cancer
...Maintaining good oral hygiene, and regular dental checkups, are highly recommended...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

Implants
...In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene...

Oral Health
...Effective oral hygiene involves brushing your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least once per day to remove plaque from between the teeth...

Oral Hygiene
...That's another reason why maintaining good oral hygiene is so important...

Periodontal Therapy
...If we maintain good oral hygiene and have regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, chances are we can keep our natural teeth for life...

Fillings
...And remember, tooth decay is a very preventable disease; with good oral hygiene and professional care, you can make your most recent cavity your last! Related Articles The Natural Beauty of Tooth-Colored Fillings The public's demand for aesthetic tooth-colored (metal free) restorations (fillings) together with the dental profession's desire to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible, has led to the development of special “adhesive” tooth-colored restorations...

Tooth Decay Prevention
...The basic aspects of this process are practicing good oral hygiene at home, and coming in to the dental office for regular cleanings and checkups...

Aging & Dental Health
...You guessed it: Maintain a regular practice of good oral hygiene! Brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush — use one with a special grip, or an electric brush, if it helps...

Bad Breath
...Poor oral hygiene sets the stage for these problems, as well as for tooth decay and gum disease, which can also cause foul odors...

Blood Pressure Medications & Your Gums
...This can cause a rapid deterioration in oral hygiene that may lead to full-blown gum disease if not treated promptly...

Diabetes & Oral Health
...While much depends on the individual situation, some typical procedures might include: scaling and root planing (a deep cleaning that removes plaque bacteria from teeth, both above and below the gum line); antibiotic therapy; and oral hygiene self-care instruction...

Fluoride
...If you are lax about oral hygiene, drink soda and snack throughout the day, your risk will be much higher...

Oral Piercings
...Some studies have even shown that, over time, this condition makes gum disease more likely — primarily because it's more difficult to practice good oral hygiene with an irregular gum line...

Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
...So if you experience the signs and symptoms mentioned above, you'll want to redouble your oral hygiene efforts, both for your sake and your baby's...

Preventive Dentistry
...Likewise, the importance of maintaining a good oral hygiene routine at home cannot be overstated...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...(Of course, if you aren't quite so meticulous about your oral hygiene, it's even more important!) After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they will probably look a lot brighter too...

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
...The infection results from bacterial plaque that sits on your teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
...At that point, keeping up your oral hygiene routine at home and having regular checkups and cleanings at the dental office will give you the best chance to remain disease-free...

The Connection Between Oral Health and General Health
...Finally, to keep your gums healthy between office visits, you need to develop an effective oral hygiene routine you can practice at home...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...(Of course, if you aren't quite so meticulous about your oral hygiene, it's even more important!) After a thorough cleaning, your teeth will feel smooth and squeaky-clean, and they will probably look a lot brighter too...

Air Abrasion: A Replacement for the Dental Drill?
...Read Article Oral Hygiene Behavior — Dental Health for Life The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet...

Laser Decay Diagnosis
...It's probably due in part to improved oral hygiene, and, ironically, the increased use of fluoride in toothpaste and in tap water...

Dental Implants
...Poor oral hygiene and/or a lack of regular cleanings can lead to a destructive bacterial infection called peri-implantitis...

FAQs About Dental Implants
...Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene...

Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants
...Good oral hygiene and regular visits to the dental office for professional cleanings and exams is the best way to prevent gum disease, and to ensure your dental implants last a lifetime, as they're designed to do...

Replacing One Tooth
...In order to avoid this, keep up your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing, flossing, and coming in for regular professional cleanings...

Implant-Supported Fixed Bridgework
...With conscientious oral hygiene, implant-supported fixed bridgework should last a lifetime...

Implant-Supported Fixed Dentures
...With conscientious oral hygiene, implant-supported fixed dentures should last a lifetime...

Oral Diagnosis & Biopsies
...Getting some rest and maintaining good oral hygiene will also help you get back to normal as quickly as possible...

How To Brush
...That's understandable — but there may come a point when we find our oral hygiene techniques could use improvement...

How To Floss
...But whichever way works best for you, the important thing is to keep it up! Related Articles Oral Hygiene Behavior — Dental Health for Life The best tools for maintaining your oral health and minimizing dental problems are a quality toothbrush, toothpaste, a roll of dental floss, approved mouthwash and good diet...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...You've heard it many times before, at office visits and checkups: Proper oral hygiene is your first line of defense against tooth decay and gum disease...

Mouthrinses
...As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouthrinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective at reducing plaque, controlling bad breath, and helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...By establishing good oral hygiene routines for your children right from the start, you'll give them the best chance of keeping their teeth healthy — forever...

Toothpaste
...Don't forget that regular brushing is one of the best ways to prevent tooth decay and maintain good oral hygiene...

Adult Orthodontic Treatment
...And to maintain your periodontal health, you will need to make sure to have regular professional cleanings during the orthodontics while maintaining good oral hygiene at home...

Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...You can then easily remove the dyed spots — and you'll know for sure if your oral hygiene methods need a little “brushing up...

Invisalign for Adults
...Here are some other advantages of the Invisalign system: Improved Oral Hygiene — With an orthodontic appliance that is removable, you will be able to clean your teeth much more easily than if you were wearing metal braces...

Invisalign for Teens
...But brushing and flossing can be much harder to do around the brackets and wires of braces — and oral hygiene often suffers...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...Keeping your teeth (and your appliances) clean is a little harder — but you can do it! Here's a look at why good oral hygiene is so important during orthodontic treatment, and some tips on how you can keep it up...

Age One Dental Visit
...Equally important is reviewing the proper ways to care for a young child's mouth, going over your child's developmental milestones, and discussing the importance of good oral hygiene...

Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth
...But did you know this extra TLC extends to oral hygiene...

Sealants
...In fact, good nutrition and oral hygiene can start right away...

Space Maintainers
...It is very important that anyone wearing a space maintainer keep up good oral hygiene at home and have regular professional dental cleanings...

Thumb Sucking
...At these appointments, you and your child can also learn effective oral hygiene techniques to help prevent tooth decay...