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        PREVENTION
GOOD ORAL HEALTH CARE

Dental oral health prevention is a vital key to good health!Systemic diseases are reflected 
         in the oral cavity

 At our office we help you keep and maintain good oral health care in the following ways:

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 Breath RX prerinse-before any work is done

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 Comprehensive exam-to provide you with the most accurate dental health evaluation

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 Periodic exam-to assist you in maximizing your dental health

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 Ultrasonic cleaning-This latest method is used to gently remove deposits, such as tartar and stain from your teeth and is often more effective than hand scaling.  This new technology uses a wand with a scaling tip that produces a soft vibration and since it has a thinner scaling tip it can access deeper around the gums for a through cleaning.  Ultrasonic cleaning is so gentle that is does not remove as much tooth substance as when using hand instruments on the root surfaces.  The ultrasonic is kept cool by an equally gentle water spray which is easily controlled by suction devices and to help flush out the deposits from around the gums.  This method helps clean your teeth with out the scrapping noise or harsh taste of grit!  So sit back and have your mouth treated to the newest way to get your teeth cleaner.

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 Coronal Polishing is  "polishing" the crown portions of your teeth

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 Topical fluoride is applied after "cleaning" to help strengthen and remineralize the surfaces of your teeth

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 Oral Hygiene Instructions-teaching and reviewing these techniques are important to your dental health.  We also have a variety of visual and written materials available for you about these subjects.

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Water Piks-are water irrigations devices that can be useful in cleaning trapped debris in-between your teeth but they can not be used as a substitute for tooth brushing and/or flossing.  They are effective around orthodontic braces to reach areas a toothbrush cannot reach.  Solutions containing antibacterial agents like Chlorhexidine can be added to the reservoir to help fight gum disease.

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Avoid snacking on sugary foods-eat fruits and vegetables and sugar-free cereals and crackers instead.

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Before bed, rub toothpaste containing fluoride along the gum line and leave it to soak into the gum line while sleeping to ensure teeth get the fluoride they need.

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Tooth Mousse- or MI paste is a water based, sugar free crème containing Recaldent® CPP-ACP (Caesin Phosphopeptide – Amorphous Calcium Phosphate). This topical paste will provide extra protection for teeth.

When CPP-ACP is applied to the tooth surfaces, it binds to biofilms, plaque, bacteria, hydroxyapatite and surrounding soft tissue localizing bio-available calcium and phosphate. Saliva will also enhance the effectiveness of CPP-ACP and the flavour of the tooth mousse will help to stimulate saliva flow. The longer CPP-ACP is maintained in the mouth, the more effective the result.

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bulletused to provide protection for teeth
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bulletcan be applied  immediately following bleaching, after ultrasonic, hand scaling or root planing, after removal of orthodontic brackets, following professional tooth cleaning (P.T.C), after application of topical fluoride and also to provide a topical coating for those suffering from erosion, caries and conditions arising from xerostomia. Tooth Mousse

Their are many kinds of toothbrushes to meet your individual need

Current Status Of Caries Prevention

    Cavity prevention can occur for us all through the use of some or all of the following measures:

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Good and regular tooth brushing for 2-3 minutes especially after eating and before bedtime with a soft brush.

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Flossing and using a Waterpik hydroflosser to remove bacteria and debris.

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A diet low in fermentable carbohydrates like sugar, candy and/or soft drinks.  Eat sugar with meals, drink pop through a straw.  Reduce intake of sugary foods for snacks.

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Application of sealants to prevent cavities in pits and fissures while the enamel is maturing.

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Fluoride in water supplies, in supplements, applied topically and as a varnish for preschool children.

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Daily use of a fluoride toothpaste reduces the incidence of caries by 30% to 40%.

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Fluoride rinses and gels can provide additional benefit such as for orthodontic or head and neck cancer patients and help preventing cavities and sensitivity.

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See your dentist twice a year.

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April's Dental Tip

Updates

Sodium Bicarbonate and Hydrogen Peroxide: The Effect on the Growth of Streptococcus mutans

This in vitro experiment studied the effects of sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide on the cariogenic bacteria Streptococcus mutans through analysis with a spectrophotometer.: The growth of S. mutans was analyzed using seven different environments.
Results showed bacterial growth was prevented by sodium bicarbonate, hydrogen peroxide, and the combination of sodium
bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide. There was no significant difference among the effects of hydrogen peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, or the sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide combination, as measured by optical density. The hydrogen peroxide, sodium bicarbonate, and the sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide combination prevented bacterial growth of S. mutans. The results show that products containing these agents have the ability to stop the growth of S. mutans. Products containing sodium bicarbonate and/or hydrogen peroxide may be useful to caries- prone patients.

Author(s): Kelly J Silhacek RDH, BS ; Kristin R Taake RDH, BS Source: Journal of Dental Hygiene      Volume: 79 Number: 4 Page: 7
Publisher: American Dental Hygienists' Association

 

Compendium, Vol. 21, No 10A, Cot 2000.

Surgeon General's Report states: Employed adults lose more than 164 million work hours annually due to dental disease.

February 06, 2008

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