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Periodontal Maintenance Checkup

Periodontal Maintenance

What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque or tartar along the gum line, as well as other results of poor oral hygiene. Early stages of the condition (often called gingivitis) may first appear as mild bleeding during brushing or flossing. You […]

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Benefits of Self-Examination

Make Self-Examination Part Of Your Routine Most people know the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth, but one part of your oral health routine you may be neglecting is a simple visual self-examination. Take some time to get acquainted with all the parts of your mouth. You probably know what your teeth look like, […]

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Dental Cleaning

Get a Dental Cleaning

Professional Dental Cleaning in Troy, NY Part of your routine checkup to ensure optimal oral health. There’s nothing like the feeling of a clean mouth, especially right after you just received a professional dental cleaning at our office. You’ll know that your teeth are in great shape and that you’re taking all the right steps […]

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Woman Holding Floss

Don’t Forget to Floss

Using Floss Is Essential To Good Oral Health Learn the benefits and proper technique. With new state-of-the-art mechanical toothbrushes, you might feel that your teeth are cleaner than ever. So it might be tempting to skip the floss. However, if you forget this simple step, you’re doing your teeth a real disservice. Benefits of Floss […]

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Teeth Scaling and Root Planing

What Is Scaling and Root Planing?

Vital Periodontal Treatment Scaling and root planing improves the health of teeth and gums. When teeth become inundated with plaque or tartar, they may need to undergo scaling or root planing to remove the harmful substance. Without doing so, tartar along the gumline is a known contributor to developing periodontal disease. This condition consists of […]

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Dental Calculus Removal

Dental Calculus

We’re Not Talking About Math! Dental Calculus Is Damaging To Teeth. Dental calculus is simply another name for tartar—a solid, harmful substance that builds up on teeth. Without removing this hardened plaque, teeth become more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. Additionally, calculus along the gum line will contribute to periodontal disease, which in turn […]

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Stages of Cavities

How Do Cavities Start?

You do your best to brush and floss. You make sure that you get your dental checkups. But then, you get the dreaded news; you have cavities. How can this happen?!? Well, the first thing to remember is don’t panic, and don’t beat yourself up over a minor setback. These things can happen, even to […]

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Patient at Dental Checkup

Dental Checkup: Schedule Yours Today

Protect Your Health with a Dental Checkup Don’t put it off any longer. Have you been neglecting your dental care? Is it past time for a dental checkup? If so, consider choosing Dr. Thomas Miller’s office in Troy, NY. We don’t play blame games or shame you for your dental health. On the contrary, we’re […]

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Dentist Tools

What is a Deep Cleaning?

Deep Cleaning Dental Appointments in Troy, NY If it’s been awhile since your last check-up, we may recommend a deep cleaning. Even if you brush and floss regularly—tartar, plaque, and/or calculus accumulates on teeth in those hard-to-reach places. If this harmful material isn’t removed, then it can cause cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease Professional […]

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Toothbrushes in a Glass

Time for a New Toothbrush?

If it’s been a while since you replaced your toothbrush, it may be time to look for signs of aging. A badly worn and frayed toothbrush is more than just ineffective, it can even do more harm than good. If you are unsure about the state of your toothbrush, just bring it in at your […]

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