5 Common Toothbrush Mistakes to Avoid

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1. Don’t store your toothbrush near the toilet.  Studies show that fecal matter and microbes can spray about 6 feet when you flush the toilet.  Enough said. . 2. Don’t try to sanitize your toothbrush:  When placing your toothbrush in the microwave or dishwasher, it could damage the toothbrush, especially the nylon brush bristles.  The… Read more »

Insights into Periodontitis from Salivary Testing

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Periodontal disease can be difficult to treat, and nearly impossible to cure completely. However, we have modern tools that allow us to treat it more and more effectively. One such tool useful for improving treatment is salivary testing. Salivary testing takes a sample of your saliva from the areas affected by periodontitis and analyzes the… Read more »

Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis are connected and can influence each other. It’s even possible that one can cause the other. At the end of 2016, researchers from John Hopkins University published a paper identifying a bacterial link between the two diseases, and other studies have found similar results with other pathogens. These bacteria may… Read more »

Incognito® Lingual Braces Can Straighten Your Teeth Invisibly

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Recently, one of our patients returned to our office from an orthodontist we frequently refer to. This patient decided to use an exciting type of braces we wanted to tell the rest of our patients about. These braces are completely invisible, not transparent like clear aligners are because they attach to the back of the… Read more »