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Extraction And Tooth Removal

There are several reasons a tooth may need an extraction Decay has reached inside the tooth and destroyed a large section Periodontal disease has destroyed a significant amount of bone causing the tooth to become loose Overcrowding A dentist typically recommends the...

Bad Breath – What Causes It and How to Remove?

What is causing my bad breath? As a dental hygienist with over 20 years in the business, I get this question more than any other.  I’d love to provide a quick answer but, it’s complicated, and usually requires some investigation to pin down the root cause. Therefore,...

Bleeding Gums – Why Is This Happening To Me?

As a dental professional I occasionally have a patient that gets my spider sense tingling. From The moment I started cleaning her teeth I knew I was going to be running late,  and miss my daughter’s piano recital. Talk about bleeding gums . I...

Best Toothbrush – Top Pics Of A Dental Hygienist

What is the Best Toothbrush?This is the most subjective question you can ask. Some will swear by the latest smartphone linked sonic brush, while others want nothing more than the hardest manual toothbrush they can snag from the Price Mart. In...

Floss Smell Bad? That’s not good

So, today being a new day, you endeavor to include this action into your oral routine. However, when performing this task, you’ve discovered an offensive odor, that is slightly analogous to West Texas road kill. So, what’s going on here, and is a bad floss...

Gingivitis – Will My Gums Heal

The short answer is yes, but there are exceptions to gingivitis and that will depend on the severity of the disease. But first, a brief, boring, devoid of all humor, exceptionally dry explanation for reference. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum...

Why Does My Floss Smell Bad?

We’ve all had that moment where today is going to be the day. We're going to heed the words of our dentist and start flossing. However, when performing this seemingly benign task, we discover an offensive odor, that is slightly analogous to West Texas roadkill. So,...

Are Electric Toothbrushes Really Better?

Electric vs manual, which one is better?  It all depends on who you talk to. I’ve practiced Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and have seen just about every conceivable version of electric toothbrush known to man. Furthermore, there's not a...