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What’s the Difference Between a Regular and a Deep Dental Cleaning?

April 17, 2019

Filed under: Dental — Tags: , , , , — lobodds @ 4:21 pm

Our patients sometimes ask:

“What is the difference between a regular cleaning, i.e. prophylaxis, and deep dental cleaning, i.e. scaling and root planning? And why do I need periodontal maintenance?  It feels just like a regular cleaning.”

Those are good questions!

Here’s what you need to know about dental cleaning and maintenance to keep your oral health at its best.


Better Whole Body Health in 2018 Starts With Your Mouth

February 5, 2018

Filed under: Dental — Tags: , , , , , — lobodds @ 8:00 am

If your resolution for 2018 is to get healthy, first, take a look at your mouth. What does the health of your mouth have to do with the health of the rest of your body? Plenty!

You might be surprised to learn the significant impact your oral health has on your whole-body health, including your energy levels, digestion, weight loss, and mental health.

The key to a healthier you in in the new year is understanding the mouth/body connection.

The impact of poor oral health

When someone isn’t brushing and flossing properly, it allows a sticky residue called plaque to build up along the gumline. This provides the perfect environment for damaging bacteria to thrive, leading to infection or gum disease. This bacteria can enter the bloodstream and be carried to other areas of the body, where it can do serious damage.


Keep Your New Year’s Health Resolutions on Track [Free Download]

January 15, 2018

Filed under: Dental — Tags: , , — lobodds @ 8:00 am

The New Year is always an exciting time. It presents us with the possibility of making changes in our life, some small and some big, that can really make a positive impact. For many, New Year’s resolutions involve making changes for the better in regards to their health, such as losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, and regularly seeing their doctor and dentist.

Most of us start off January with great enthusiasm and determination to follow through on the resolutions we’ve made. But, in only a month or two, we find those resolutions tossed with the others on our disappointing and growing heap of unmet goals.

Why not make this year different? Here are some practical tips that will help you to keep your resolutions on track to success.