Patient Education

We like to keep our patients well informed about dental health and the importance of dental hygiene, maintenance and ongoing care. Here you can find out more about your gums and teeth, click the links within the page to open a printable document.

What is Gum Disease? Gums are made of soft tissue. They surround the bottom portion of your teeth (called the tooth root). Taking care of your gums is just as important as taking care of your teeth. Gum disease is an infection of the gums. It is caused by plaque, a sticky film that collects on teeth and gums. Plaque makes acids and toxins that can make gums red, puffy, or bleed. Click here to read more about Gum Disease

Regular dental visits are important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months. Click here to read more about the importance of regular dental visits

Restorative Dentistry is the term dental professionals use to explain how they replace missing or damaged teeth. The goal is to bring back your natural smile and prevent future oral health issues. Click here to read more about Restorative Dentistry

What is Root Canal Treatment? If your tooth’s nerve chamber becomes infected by decay, or damaged by injury, root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth. Click here to read more about Root Canal Treatment

Tooth Sensitivity is the pain you may feel when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or drinks. You may also feel pain when you breathe in cold air. Click here to read more about Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth decay happens when acids wear away the tooth’s hard surface layer, called enamel. These acids are made by a sticky film called plaque. Plaque has germs that feed on sugary foods. The process of digesting these sugars makes acids that attack tooth surfaces. Click here to read more about Tooth Decay

Brushing and flossing your teeth is important. The best way to take care of your mouth is to brush and floss twice a day. Click here to read more about Brushing and Flossing

Wisdom Teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to develop in the mouth, usually in our late teens or early twenties. The 4 wisdom teeth can be found in each back corner of the mouth. Not all people have wisdom teeth. If wisdom teeth fit with other teeth, they can stay and act like other molars for chewing food. Click here to read more about Wisdom Teeth

Oral B app has a patient education app that is free for you to download:

  • To download to PC or laptop go to www.oralb-patient.com/download.php
  • To download to iPad search Apple Store for “Oral-B education”
  • To download to Andriod devices search Google Play for “Oral-B education”