Yuck mouth

Yuck Mouth

People make fun of the 1970’s and 80’s but there were a few good things that came out of those years. One in particular that comes to mind is the educational offerings from ABC network (one of the seven channels that I had growing up). Schoolhouse Rocks, afterschool specials and also a few educational commercials. My husband and I have actually introduced our children to Schoolhouse Rocks and they have learned multiplications facts through singing songs. They’ve also learned about sentence structure, electricity, the pilgrims. Most all of these are set to music and who doesn’t love music? ♫♫♫ They call me Yuck Mouth ♫♫♫ One of the commercials that sticks with me is about keeping your teeth clean. It’s … Continue reading →

Bad Breath? – Problem Solved

Bad Breath - Problem Solved - Lifehacker video 6/22/2015.

Halitosis, more commonly known as bad breath can be a real stinky problem to have. Quit often, we have patients asking us, if there is a solution to this problem. The American Dental Association recently sent this video link.  I hope you find it as informative as I did. Common causes are: Dry mouth Bacteria accumulation on the tongue Food particles left behind after eating Eating food and drink like garlic, coffee, alcohol Best way to help prevent bad breath: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water Chew sugar free gum or sugar free mints to stimulate saliva Use a tongue scraper to remove bacteria from the tongue Brush and floss thoroughly after each meal Eating a healthy and nutritious … Continue reading →

Healthy Smiles Program

Deep Scaling and Root Planning (lingual)(after)

What is the Healthy Smile Program? You may have gum disease and we want to help! In this blog post we have included before and after photos to illustrate what the Healthy Smile Program can do for you. The goal of our Healthy Smile Program here is designed to bring your gums or the soft tissue surrounding your teeth and bone back to health by treating the active infection and disease. More than half of Americans have some form of gum disease. In the following photos, you can see tartar/plaque on the teeth and inflammation of the gums before periodontal therapy and cleaned tooth surfaces and healthy gums. In these photos you can see the tenacious calculus on the lower front … Continue reading →

7 Tips For Preventing Bad Breath

In papyrus scrolls dating back from 1550 BC, Hippocrates, the Greek physician famed as the father of medicine, offered a formula for sweet-smelling breath: rinsing with a mouthwash made of red wine, anise and dill.  Toothpaste is even older than that, with an ancient Egyptian medical text called the Ebers Papyrus containing recipes dating back some 6,000 years, while toothbrushes to apply it were only invented about 500 years ago, most likely by the Chinese, reports Dr. Harold Katz, director of the California Breath Clinics and author of The Bad Breath Bible. Today, 93 million Americans suffer from chronically bad breath (halitosis), which can sometimes signal other health problems. If you or someone you smooch with regularly is one of them, these tactics … Continue reading →