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Why do hygienists do scaling and root planing, and what is it??

Has your hygienist told you that you need scaling and root planing? You may have a lot of questions. Check out this great article by Colgate explaining what scaling and root planing is and why it is necessary.You can also call our office for more information.

If your dental hygienist cleans your teeth every six months or so, you know that a routine professional cleaning involves scaling teeth and the gumline to remove plaque and tartar, and polishing to remove stains and smooth the tooth's surface. This is done to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have symptoms of ...

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Always Learning

Recently our entire team made a trip down to Scottsdale, AZ to visit the Spear Education Center and attend their 3-day workshop on providing great experiences for our patients. We learned a lot and had a great time in the process. We traveled in two groups, the first half of us traveling in May and then the second half of our group in July. The second group was there during a nice heat wave where the daytime temperatures reached 115 degrees!

At Spear we attended lectures along with doctors and dental teams from across the country, and also worked as a team in group break-out sessions. We 

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February is Children's Dental Health Month!

Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. NCDHM messages and materials have reached millions of people in communities across the country.

Visit the ADA Website for some great resources like tooth brushing charts, coloring activities, and more ...

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Insurance Benefits: Use It or Lose It?

The end of the year is fast approaching! Have you made the most of your dental benefits?  Dental insurance is often a "use it or lose it" benefit- If you have any benefits remaining, there’s still time to use them before you lose them at the end of the year.

From cleanings to cavity fillings, or even getting started on more complicated dental work, you can maximize the dental care you are still eligible to receive based ...

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Gum Care: Tips to take it from good to great!

It’s National Gum Care Month! Is your smile supported by strong, healthy gums? With gum disease now linked to larger health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and dementia, keeping your gums in excellent condition is critical for your overall well-being.  

For gums that glow, make sure these key practices are part of your dental routine:

  • Always brush along the ...

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Don’t Sabotage Your Smile! Break these habits today!

To keep your smile at its best, steer clear of these dental hazards:

  • Opening packages with your teeth, which can lead to chipped or broken teeth
  • Chewing on pens, pencils, fingernails or ice, which can cause your teeth to crack
  • Playing sports without a mouth guard, leaving your teeth exposed to potential injuries
  • Mouth and/or lip piercings, that can cause tooth damage as well as harbor bacteria
  • Medicinal cough drops and lozenges that are just as sugar-laden as candy

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