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dental implants
20Jul, 2015

The Importance of Flossing

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If you have established a good flossing habit, then congratulations! According to a few studies you are among a minority of Americans taking proper care of their teeth. There is a reason why the dentist asks you every time you visit them if you have been brushing your teeth. It’s simple really; they ask because it’s important. Flossing gets in those small, hard to reach crevices in your mouth which are the same areas that are most likely to get cavities. Flossing is vital to preventing gum disease and tooth […]
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non-surgical dentistry
16Jun, 2015

Taking Care of Your Braces

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Taking care of your braces can seem rather daunting and tedious. Patients often dread braces and we know why. Braces require special care and maintenance. But North Point Periodontics is here to tell you that is doesn’t have to be as difficult as people make it seem. The biggest threat to braces is food and the bacteria food leaves behind. Cleaning your braces properly is vital to making sure your post braces smile isn’t full of cavities and tooth decay. Brush after every meal. Whether you are at school, work, or […]
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18May, 2015

Pack a Healthy Lunch for your Child’s Teeth

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There are a number of foods that can help keep your children’s teeth clean and healthy. Most of these foods are convenient enough to pack them in your kids’ lunch. When these foods’ are added regularly to your child’s diet, you can be confident that your child is eating food that will protect their smile. We here at North Point Periodontics have put together a list of the most convenient foods to pack in your child’s lunch. Water – There are many reasons why water is important to the human body, […]
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gum exams
27Apr, 2015

Office Oral Health Care

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If you work in an office, you are probably making your teeth fight a hard battle to stay healthy. Between the sugary snacks co-workers bring in for everyone and the very necessary coffee breaks, there is a lot that can harm your teeth. North Point Periodontics has made a list of a few ways to help you avoid some dental pitfalls. Problem: Free sugary sweets in the office Solution: Make a rule for you to avoid these sweets. If there is a particular spot in your office where these foods can […]
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gum exams
7Apr, 2015

Why Saliva is Important

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When it comes to oral health, most Americans think about keeping their teeth and gums healthy. But there is an important player in the game of oral health that is often overlooked — saliva. Without saliva, food wouldn’t taste as good, tooth decay would increase and digestion could be more difficult. Michael Brennan, DDS, MHS, director of the Sjögren’s Syndrome and Salivary Disorders Center at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., provides more information on the benefits of saliva. Q: Besides making things easier to chew and swallow, why do […]
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Dental Office
24Mar, 2015

Why Parents Shouldn’t Dismiss Tooth Sensitivity in Children

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Children’s smiling faces will bring joy to most parents. A toothache, however, can quickly turn a child’s smile into a frown. If your little one reports tooth sensitivity or pain, it may be time to visit a dentist. But if your child has no pain or sensitivity, you’ll still want to use the best preventive techniques. Most toothaches are caused by cavities or bacterial infections in teeth. The best defense against dental problems like these is a good oral hygiene routine. Twice-daily brushing and once-daily flossing are good first steps toward preventing […]
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Dental Office
10Mar, 2015

White Coating on the Tongue

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Did you notice any white coating on your tongue? The white coating found on the tongue are actually formed by countless of unusual microbes known as biofilm. There are usually many accumulated bacteria found on the tongue which will cause bad breath. Proper oral care and tongue brushing can help to minimize the problem. You can either use a tongue cleaner or toothbrush to eliminate the white coating on the tongue. This can help to lessen the bad breath. We have to do these steps repeatedly daily because the biofilm […]
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Dental Office
24Feb, 2015

An Introduction of Root Canal

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A Root Canal is a method in dentistry also known as “paying off the nerve”. In the Root Canal process the vascular nerve blocks inside the tooth causing enormous pain is extracted to avoid further suffering of a patient. With specialized equipment, teeth and gum area are cleaned achieving infection-free operation. Each patient’s tooth has a lot of blood vessels that expand forming a network of sensitive nerves. A root canal is usually a simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits to a dentist. Most […]
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Periodontist
12Feb, 2015

Sparkling Teeth and Strong Gums!

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All of us secretly wish for the “perfect” smile with beautiful, white teeth and ideal, clean gums. However, we’re not all blessed with the same set of teeth. Some of us are lucky, but without proper maintenance, even the lucky ones could lose their perfect smile. Our teeth could easily lose their luster, and it could lead to costly and time consuming dental work. It may seem strange, but there was a time when we didn’t have the tools for regular upkeep and cleaning of our teeth. With the strides […]
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Tissue Grafting
29Jan, 2015

How Much Can Braces Cost?

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Braces are used to improve orofacial appearance. They straighten crooked/crowded teeth, fix overbites and under bites, and other orthodontic problems. Other problems may include speech difficulty and jaw disorders. These can be painful for the person by causing headaches, earaches, gum disease, and tooth decay. However, braces can be expensive and the cost is determined by the type of braces you want with multiple types to choose from as discussed below. Metal braces, also known as traditional braces, can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000. Ceramic braces are basically the […]
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