FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2008
Welcome to our first edition of the educational page. February is Children’s Dental Health Month so our topics will deal with dental concerns for kids to age 12.
Kids under 12 have a hidden weakness in their cleaning efforts. Most kids this age do not have the necessary dexterity to effectively floss their baby molar teeth. The back molars are
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
Fluoride has been a big influence in reducing the amount of decay in teeth since its discovery and introduction in the late 1950’s. It is truly a magic bullet. What other medication can not only help prevent a disease but reverse it if it has started?
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2008
The most common dental decay seen in the mouth occurs in the pits and grooves of posterior permanent teeth. These teeth first appear in the mouth around age 6. There are four first permanent molars that erupt during this time. Plaque collects in the deep groThe anatomy in these teeth where
TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2008
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2009
Regular dental checkups are important. A thorough cleaning removes the stain and debris that builds up on your teeth and that cannot be brushed or flossed away. This kind of cleaning is different than the cleaning you accomplish on your own every day. For most adults, calculus and stain build up enough every six months to warrant a professional visit. Your dentist and hygienist can tell you what interval might be good for your particular case.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
We are really excited about a new x-ray technology upgrade we have here in our office. The new system uses digital sensors to acquire an image while using about a third of the radiation compared to the old film-based system.
FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
The VELscope oral cancer screening system is a new visualization technology that helps the dentist screen for oral cancer and other abnormalities of the soft tissue in the mouth and throat. This device enhances early detection of oral lesions. Early detection leads to better outcomes as 82%
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2012
Have you ever had a crown made? If you have you probably remember a temporary crown and at least two dental visits over several weeks to accomplish it. Now there is a faster, easier, higher quality method to accomplish the same thing.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3 2016
There are a lot of different systems out there to whiten your teeth. Ultradent has engineered one of the best product designs in this category.
This blog contains articles with helpful discussions on oral health. You can browse for a topic or eMail me with topic ideas you would like to see discussed.
DAVID LEMAY, DDS
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