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Product review: Waterpik Complete Care 7.0 electric toothbrush and water flosser

By Craig Smith
April 24, 2018

Author: Amy Richardson, RDH The Waterpik Complete Care 7.0 is an all-in-one toothbrush and water-flossing system. One of the most attractive qualities of this system is how the charging stations are all connected in one stand, so only one outlet is necessary. That means no more hunting underneath your sink for your long-lost toothbrush charger. ... read more


3 Common Oral Health Myths – Busted!

By Craig Smith
February 7, 2018

We hear a lot of “facts” about teeth and gums and feel the need to set the record straight on a few of them. These are three common myths that you may have heard, but rest assured that they are all just that – myths. Myth 1: Bleeding Gums are Normal Busted: If you washed ... read more


Tips for a Happy Holiday Season

By Craig Smith
December 13, 2017

'Tis (Always) the Season for Good Oral Healthcare The holiday season is here, with parties and celebrations just around the corner. That means two things: lots of facetime with family and friends, and lots of photos — so patients will want their smiles looking their best for both. That's why, this season, they'll appreciate tips ... read more


New Study Shows E-cigarettes Cause Damage to Gum Tissue

By Craig Smith
February 3, 2017

A University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. The study, published in Oncotarget, was led by Irfan Rahman, Ph.D. professor of Environmental Medicine at the UR School of Medicine and Dentistry, and is the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and ... read more


Geriatric Dental Care

By Craig Smith
November 24, 2016

Facts of Life Due to advances in medicine and an increase in prolonged life expectancy, the number of older people will continue to increase worldwide. It is essential that all older adults practice and maintain good oral hygiene due to the high correlation between oral health and general health. How should I care for my ... read more


Seal the Deal

By Craig Smith
November 10, 2016

Your dentist can apply sealants easily, and it takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. In addition to good oral hygiene, including brushing and flossing, there are other ways to protect teeth from decay. Dental sealants can protect teeth and seal them off from decay-causing bacteria. What are dental sealants? Dental sealants are ... read more


Seven Great Candy Alternatives for Halloween

By Craig Smith
October 27, 2016

What's a dentist to do during Halloween? No dental office wants to contribute to the childhood caries epidemic, or worse, be accused of contributing to their own market. However, being the "toothbrush" house on the block isn't fun either. Never fear – we've come up with seven candy alternatives you can share with the kids in your ... read more


Dental Sealants

By Craig Smith
August 1, 2016

Have you ever noticed how uneven the chewing surfaces are on your back teeth? That’s because these teeth (your molars) have pits and grooves. Though these pits and grooves help grind food, they also can make it easier for cavities to develop. Cavities occur when acid breaks down the hard, protective enamel surface of the tooth. Plaque ... read more


Reasons to Floss!

By Craig Smith
February 23, 2016

Dentists have heard all the excuses! Whatever the excuse, if you’re not flossing on a consistent basis, it can impact your dental health and your overall health! Below is a list of four important reasons to floss on a daily basis. Prevent Cavities Brushing your teeth is one way to get rid of germs and ... read more


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