It’s OK To Be Nervous

Are you postponing an upcoming hygiene examination or recommended treatment due to nerves, or are you nervous about an upcoming scheduled treatment? Believe me, I totally get how you feel. You may be surprised to learn that even I experience nerves before I visit the dentist. I want you to know that your feelings are valid, but receiving dental care is also important for your overall health. Being a dentist who practices holistic and green dentistry, I want to share some natural ways that I try to ensure my patients feel comfortable while in my office. Read on to learn more.

Could I Really Have Gum Disease And Not Know It?!

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than three months, we recommend you visit us soon. Aside from cleaning your teeth and inspecting for gum disease, we also look for other harmful dental conditions that can affect not only the state of your teeth and mouth, but your overall health as well. One of these diseases affects approximately half of American adults. Interested in learning if you possibly have this common disease? Read on to learn more.

Is Mouthwash Good Or Bad For Your Oral Health?

Are you prone to dental decay and find that no matter how well you clean your teeth, problems still creep up when you visit our office for your hygiene examination and cleaning? For years, you have learned about brushing your teeth thoroughly for two minutes, twice daily and using dental floss a minimum of once per day to help remove lingering bacteria from between teeth. Many patients also use mouthwash as the final part of their oral hygiene routine or if they cannot brush between meals and need a minty refresher. Dr. Patel was recently highlighted in a Well+Good article discussing how mouthwash may actually be causing your oral health more harm than good. Continue reading to learn more and for the link to this interesting article.