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Woman Using Floss

Floss For Healthy Teeth

Everyone knows that dentists are concerned with flossing. It’s one of the common questions we often ask our patients during routine check-ups. But we’re not just trying to shame or humiliate you. There’s good reason—using floss is crucial to excellent oral health. Brushing your teeth is great, and it’s the first line of defense in […]

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Deep Cleaning

Need A Deep Cleaning?

What’s Involved During a Deep Cleaning? You probably know what goes on during a regular dental cleaning. We use special instruments to remove debris, build-up, and tartar. Then, we polish your teeth to get them looking their best. However, if it’s been a while since your last appointment and cleaning at the dentist’s office, you […]

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When to Brush Your Teeth

When Should You Brush Your Teeth?

Should you brush your teeth before or after breakfast? It’s essential to brush your teeth at least twice a day. At night, you probably know that you should brush right before you go to bed. However, you may be wondering whether you should brush your teeth right when you wake up in the morning or […]

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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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