How we keep you safe from transferable viruses, diseases and other pathogens in the office during your appointment. ·Disinfectant use after each patient which is tuberculocidal, bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal ·Ultrasonic cleaning unit which “shakes” and removes all debris from our dental instruments ·Steam autoclaving after each patient which utilizes steam vapor up to 273… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Hygienist
Why Dental X-Rays Are Necessary
Why dental x-rays are necessary · They allow Dr. Corson to diagnose decay (cavities) · They allow us to diagnose infection around the tooth even if you have no pain · They allow us to identify if a tooth is alive or dying · They allow us to screen for oral cancer (pathology) · They… Read more »
Your First Dental Appointment
What to expect at your initial hygiene visit: ·Park in our complimentary private parking garage ·Meet Gina, our scheduling coordinator and Cayla, our office manager ·Surf the internet on our iPad or watch tv while you help yourself to a refreshment (coffee, tea, water, juice) and fill out paperwork ·Meet your hygienist Holly or Abby… Read more »
Why Are People Afraid of the Dentist?
Why are people afraid of the dentist? The first question on our dental history questionnaire here at Corson Dentistry asks “On a scale from 1 (least) to 10 (most), how fearful are you of dental treatment? We care about your general fears, even if you’ve never had a traumatic dental experience. So, why are people… Read more »
Have You Been Screened Recently For Oral Cancer?
With cases of oral cancer on the rise it is important to have regular oral cancer screenings by a dental health care provider. Some risk factors for oral cancer include: alcohol and tobacco use, Human papilloma virus (HPV), age, chronic irritation, and excessive sun exposure. If you notice any of the following symptoms you should… Read more »
Do Your Gums Bleed While Brushing or Flossing?
Have you ever noticed bleeding during brushing or flossing? Most people we ask answer with a “yes.” But did you know that it’s not normal, healthy or okay for your gums to bleed? If you were to wash your hands, and your finger nails started to spontaneously bleed, you probably wouldn’t think that was normal… Read more »
Have you ever heard of testing your saliva? With new technology evolving in dentistry, we can now test specifically for certain types of cancer, disease-causing bacteria, and the specific gene that predisposes you to periodontal disease. At Corson Dentistry, we offer a new DNA test that helps us treat periodontal disease more predictably. The test… Read more »
Proper Brushing and Flossing Techniques
When it comes to the care of your teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques do make a difference in the health of your mouth. Establishing a daily oral care routine should not be difficult. Types of Toothbrushes: Toothbrushes come in a variety of sizes and bristle styles. Here are some tips to help you choose. -The ends… Read more »
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