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Activated Charcoal For Teeth WhiteningThe scientific answer to this question is, we don’t know. There are no studies that prove or disprove the effectiveness or safety of utilizing activated charcoal to whiten your teeth. Pinterest boards and bloggers alike are jumping head first into this trend, but without scientific evidence that it’s actually good for …
and Gum Disea  Smoking & Gum Disease Quote We all know that smoking is bad for your health. It causes 87% of lung cancer deaths, 32% of coronary heart disease deaths, and 79% of the COPD cases in the United States. Smokers today are more likely to develop lung cancer then smokers from 50 years ago. …
What is Antibiotic Prophylaxis?Antibiotics are generally used to treat bacterial infections, but in some cases, they are used to decrease the chances of infection. This method is called Antibiotic Prophylaxis. Why is this treatment used before dental procedures?During some dental treatments, bacteria from the mouth may enter the bloodstream. In most cases, our immune systems …
Diabetes & Oral Health * { }   Are they connected? As of 2015, there are nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes. That’s 9.4% of the total population. Those numbers continue to rise as 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. As dental professionals, we cannot stress enough the importance of good oral …
As we approach summer, many of us may be looking for ways to get those picture-perfect teeth. Sun’s out, smiles on! When the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked what people would like to improve most about their smile, the overwhelming response was to have whiter teeth.  For some, the products available, such as stain removal …
Seasonal Allergies & Oral Health: Are they connected? * { }Spring is finally in the air! Most of us are happy to put the long winter behind us and shed the coats and gloves for longer days spent outside. With the blossoming of flowers, trees and fields of green, we are also faced the …
Scheduling regular dental visits is more than getting a cleaning and calling it a day. When looking at protecting your total health, regular doctor’s appointments, including dental visits are critical in addressing concerns before they become a major problem.  In honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Week, which runs from April 8-15th we will be discussing topics …
 February was National Children's Dental Health Month #NCDHM and in honor of the event we held a coloring contest for elementary aged students. We had some great submissions! Our dental hygienist, Kathy Tiffany went into the 2nd grade classrooms of Great Neck & Oswegatchie Elementary Schools and spoke with the children about the importance of …
The one word answer to this question is, community, but let’s take a deeper look at this argument and we’ll explain.   The dental world is seeing dramatic changes, it is believed that nationally we have a shortage of dentists. Each year there are more dentists retiring then there are graduating dental school. Like any health industry, …
Many parents across the country will issue a common refrain at dinnertime tonight: ―You’d better eat that--it’s good for you! There’s another old favorite in the parental arsenal of dietary admonitions: ―Don’t eat that—it’ll rot your teeth!‖ Now more than ever, kids are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce …

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