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Patient Education

Patient Education

Patient educationOur patient education section is designed to enable you to learn more about dentistry and oral health related topics. The more we educate each patient, the more informed everyone is about their dental health. If there is a topic you want to learn more about that you don't find on our website, please let us know. You will find information ranging from what causes bad breath to how to read x-rays to oral cancer. Please click any of the links below to go directly to that page.

  • ANUG Trench Mouth

    Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis - Trench Mouth Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG), which is also known as trench mouth or Vincent's Stomatitis, is a painful bacterial infection and ulceration of the gums. The term "trench mouth" comes from World War I, when the disorder was common

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  • Acid Experiment

    Acid Experiment This experiment simulates an acid attack on bones (bones are rich with calcium, just like your teeth). What you'll need: 2 clean chicken bones 1 container 1 bottle of white vinegar What to do: Pour several inches of vinegar into the container. Soak the clean chicken

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  • Bad Breath

    Bad Breath (Halitosis) Bad breath (halitosis) can cause embarrassment, create social and psychological barriers, and even affect relationships. Causes The majority of bad breath problems begin in the mouth. Bad breath that is of oral cavity origin can be traced to a sulfur compound produced

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  • Bruxism Tooth Grinding

    Bruxism (Habitual Grinding of Teeth) Have you ever been told that you grind your teeth? Tooth grinding [bruxism] is an oral habit which involves clenching and grinding of the teeth. It is not uncommon in our society. Approximately 50% to 96% of adults experience bruxism and 15% of children acquire

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  • Chemo and Your Mouth

    Chemotherapy and Your Mouth Are You Being Treated With Chemotherapy for Cancer? How Does Chemotherapy Affect the Mouth? What Mouth Problems Does Chemotherapy Cause? Why Should I See a Dentist? When Should I See a Dentist? What Will the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Do? What

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  • Conditions of the Tongue

    Conditions of the Tongue Hairy Tongue Hairy tongue is a benign change of the top surface of the tongue that is characterized by elongation of the many small nodules called papillae. It gets is name because the papillae resemble stubby hairs. The papillae can become stained from coffee, tea, colored

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  • Dental X Rays

    Dental X-Rays - Radiographs What is a Dental X-Ray? The term x-ray is actually referring to the radiation that is used to make the image on the film. The radiograph or picture on the film is the resultant picture that we see. A radiograph is an extremely important diagnostic tool. These pictures

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  • Denture Care

    Denture Care Just because you may have dentures does not mean that you can ignore your oral health and hygiene. It is still important to seek regular dental services for evaluating the soft tissues and to examine the denture for proper fit, comfort, and function. Why should I clean my denture daily? Daily

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  • Dry Mouth

    Dry Mouth What do I need to know about dry mouth? Everyone has a dry mouth once in a while--if they are nervous, upset or under stress. But if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. Dry mouth... What is dry mouth? Symptoms

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  • Fluoride Experiment

    Fluoride Experiment This experiment simulates the protection power of fluoride. What you'll need: 1 bottle of fluoride rinse 2 eggs 1 bottle of white vinegar 3 containers What to do: Pour four inches of fluoride rinse solution into one of the containers and then place an egg

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