Cosmetic Dentistry: Why it’s important to stay current with check-up appointments If you’ve had any type of cosmetic dentistry done, it’s still important to keep up with your oral health and preventive visits. Regular exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all essential to making sure your cosmetic work maintains it’s integrity and luster. · Even if… Read more »
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How to Make Dental Visits More Productive and Effective
As one of our valued patients and friends, you’ve probably never considered the following questions, “what can I do to make my dental visits as productive and effective as possible?” At first, it may sound like a silly question. You’ve probably thought, as a patient, that your job was pretty much to show up and… Read more »
Why Your Hygienists Love Sonicare!
It has a two minute timer; most people brush their teeth less than 30 seconds. Sonicare’s sonic technology is patented which sets them apart from other “sonic” electric toothbrushes. It removes up to 4 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush! There are 31,000 brush strokes per minute. We love how Sonicare prevents stain on… Read more »
Five Things Holly and Abby Learned at CE
Five things Holly and Abby learned at their recent CE Course 1. The CDC estimates that over 50% of oral cancers have already spread by the time they are discovered. That’s why we always do a thorough oral cancer screening! 2. If your mouth isn’t healthy, you aren’t healthy. Bleeding gums are never okay. 3. … Read more »
How We Keep You Safe at Your Dental Visit
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 »
Oral Health Care
Ways to improve your oral health and prevent issues from arising. -Brush/floss regularly: The uncomplicated daily one-two of brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing once is still the foundation for maintaining health teeth and gums. The sooner you can brush following a meal, the better. The longer food stays stuck to your… Read more »
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 »
Why Doesn’t My Dental Insurance Pay For This?
Dental insurance benefits can cause a great deal of frustration for dental patients. Some of the confusing components of dental insurance are explained below. UCR (Usual, Customary, Reasonable) Usual, customary and reasonable charges (UCR) are the maximum amounts that will be covered by the plan. Although these terms make it sounds like a UCR charge… 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 »
The Secret to Fresh Breath
Do you know someone who has consistent bad breath? Although an underlying problem such as periodontal disease can cause bacteria to collect and inhabit the oral cavity causing halitosis, a few simple steps can help prevent every day bad breath. Follow these few tips to ensure daily, fresh breath. ·Brush for at least two minutes… Read more »
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