dental cleaning


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Most patients come to the dentist when they are already in pain. This normally translates into more expensive and extensive dental treatments. A regular check up appointment, or “cleaning” should include x-rays and a complete exam of all your teeth, soft and hard tissues to allow early detection of oral disease. At this appointment, the…


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We all wish that our elderly relatives and even ourselves are able to maintain good basic personal hygiene. Unfortunately, many elderly patients need others to help them maintain their personal hygiene. Elderly conditions such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, arthritis, etc, make simple tasks such as hair brushing, teeth brushing and keeping good oral health very difficult…


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We know that it is not always easy for parents to tell if their child has an orthodontic problem or when is the right time to take your child to start orthodontic treatment. Through a complete dental examination that includes x rays we can spot upcoming dental problems early. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)…


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Many patients make their appointments for a “cleaning” and don’t know that there are different types of dental cleanings. There are basically 4 types of dental cleanings: Prophylaxis o “regular cleaning” “Gross debridement” “Deep Cleaning” or Scaling and root planning and Periodontal maintenance. The type of cleaning needed must be determined by the dentist after…


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Enamel is the outer layer covering your teeth. It is the hardest substance in the body and protects the teeth from drinking, biting, and chewing. When tooth enamel is exposed to acids, the enamel softens and tooth wear occurs. Saliva helps neutralize the acidity and slowly hardens the enamel. But, if the acid attacks happen…

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