There are several reasons why teeth can be sensitive to cold temperatures: Exposed root surface (recession) – When gum tissue pulls away from the tooth, it exposes the next layer of the tooth or the root surface. The root contains tubules that lead to the nerve and when you eat or drink something cold the… Read more »
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Why It’s Important to Stay Current With Your Check-Up Appointments
Cosmetic Dentistry: Why it’s important to stay current with check-up appointments If you’ve had any type of cosmetic dentistry done, it’s still important to keep up with your oral health and preventive visits. Regular exams, cleanings, and x-rays are all essential to making sure your cosmetic work maintains it’s integrity and luster. · Even if… Read more »
Things to Know About Lasers at Corson Dentistry
Things to know about lasers in our office · Since being up to date with the latest, high-end technology is one of our priorities here at Corson Dentistry, we’d like to educate you a little on one of our favorites—our dental laser. · Dr. Corson utilizes his laser for many procedures in our office for… Read more »
Do You Feel Like You Have Dry Mouth?
Hygiene Blog Dry Mouth Do you ever feel like your mouth is dry? It is actually very common and also referred to as xerostomia. If you are taking any sort of medication, it is the number one side effect! Some other common causes of xerostomia include: · Smoking · Drinking alcohol · Chemotherapy/radiation treatment · … Read more »
Why We Take Blood Pressure
“Why are you taking my blood pressure? I’m just here for a cleaning.” · As hygienists, we get asked this question from time to time. · High blood pressure is a silent killer—it affects one in three adults. Some people visit us more frequently than their primary doctor; this allows us to aid in detecting… Read more »
Infant Oral Health
Infant oral health Lately, we’ve received a lot of questions regarding how to take care of your infant’s oral health. Here are some facts to help you out. Although there may not be teeth present, it’s still important to clean your baby’s gums to help reduce bacteria in their oral cavity. With a warm wash… Read more »
Why Your Hygienists Love Sonicare!
It has a two minute timer; most people brush their teeth less than 30 seconds. Sonicare’s sonic technology is patented which sets them apart from other “sonic” electric toothbrushes. It removes up to 4 times more plaque than a manual toothbrush! There are 31,000 brush strokes per minute. We love how Sonicare prevents stain on… Read more »
The Secret to Keeping Your Teeth For Life!
The secret to keeping your teeth for life · Brush your teeth at least twice a day · Floss daily, holding the floss against your tooth in a “C” shape · Use a mouth wash that contains fluoride · Avoid tobacco products · Maintain your regular cleaning appointments · Ask your parents if they have… Read more »
Five Things Holly and Abby Learned at CE
Five things Holly and Abby learned at their recent CE Course 1. The CDC estimates that over 50% of oral cancers have already spread by the time they are discovered. That’s why we always do a thorough oral cancer screening! 2. If your mouth isn’t healthy, you aren’t healthy. Bleeding gums are never okay. 3. … Read more »
The Difference Between a Routine Teeth Cleaning and a Deep Cleaning
Have you been told that you need a deep cleaning? There’s a big difference between someone who needs a regular, routine teeth cleaning and someone who requires a deep cleaning, or scaling and root planing. With periodontal disease (gum disease) there are more harmful, destructive bacteria present that have the potential to destroy your jaw… Read more »
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