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DENTAL TIP OF THE MONTH
MAY 2008

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Here comes the bride and her teeth are nice and white.

Planning a wedding? There is one thing that everyone will notice on this special day: your smile.

Here are ways to make sure your smile as radiant as possible:

·        Professional cleaning to remove stains that dull your smile.

·        Bleaching which brightens teeth that are discolored.  A chemical solution is applied to the teeth to lift out stains and whiten teeth.

·        Bonding for teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked or have gaps.  Bonding uses tooth colored materials that attach to the tooth surface to improve or correct these areas.

·        Veneers are thin custom made shells that are designed to cover the front of the teeth that are chipped, worn or eroded.

     Invisalign-Invisible braces that take one third to half the time of traditional braces.

Invisalign....invisible braces

If your smile could us a little boost before the big day see Smile Enhancements for more.

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

You can keep your mouth fit and free of bad breath through cleaning your tongue and teeth:

Why Clean Your Tongue

For bacteria, that gunky mess on the back of your tongue is a great smorgasbord opportunity causing bad breath. Research has shown that just four quick and thorough scrapes of the top of your tongue reduces mouth odors from bacteria by about 90%. You need to get as far back as you can on the top surface of your tongue to do this correctly. You’ll be amazed at the difference this can make when you have removed all the stuff that "puddles" on the back of your tongue.

We can provide you with a tongue cleaner at all our recare and comprehensive appointments.  

                 Use your tongue scraper once a day to help control bad breath                       Use the tongue gel to help kill the bacterial that causes bad breath                     Use the tongue spray to keep your tongue fresh throughout the day

              Tongue Scraper      Tongue Gel            Tongue Spray      

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Spring Clean Your Teeth

Add a dental visit to this year's spring cleaning list. A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year can improve the state of oral health, reports the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists dedicated to continuing dental education.

"A prophylaxis, also known as a 'prophy' or professional dental cleaning, reinforces the at home oral health regimen," says Academy spokesperson Anne Murray, DDS. "It is designed to preserve health, and prevent the spread of disease and gives the dentist an opportunity to locate other areas in the mouth that may need attention."

It is strongly recommended that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every 3-6 months, says Dr. Murray. She discourages consumer use of over-the-counter tooth polishing instruments.

"People with healthy teeth and gums typically do not experience soreness after a cleaning," says Dr. Murray. Those with less than perfect oral hygiene habits may experience discomfort or heightened sensitivity during a dental cleaning. The dentist can use a topical anesthetic before the cleaning to alleviate pain.       What is a dental cleaning? 

Written by Susan Urbanczyk, public information administrator for AGD, 312/440-4308, susanu@agd.org, or Hadiya Jones, public information assistant, 312/440-4341, hadiyaj@agd.org 

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February 06, 2008

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          If you have any questions please e-mail me at: drdpeterson@scottsbluff.net
                                                                                 308-436-3491 Office number

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