Your oral health is about much more than straight or sparkling teeth. Our office has now begun incorporating orofacial myofunctional therapy and training into our services. In simpler terms, we can act as a personal exercise trainer for your face, tongue, lips and breathing muscles, treating issues such as temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ), obstructive sleep apnea, incorrect swallowing, tongue postures and more with non-invasive techniques.
More and more, our patients are adding Waterpik electric flossers to their dental health routines. We see the good results in their checkups. Now, with new technology, Waterpiks have become an even more valuable tool to benefit your oral health.
Waterpiks remove plaque from the teeth using a stream of water along with some massaging action that benefits the gums. The high-pressure stream can clean deeper into the gum line than string flossing can, and it is a recommended flossing method for braces, bridges, and veneers. Some people floss only with Waterpiks, but most dentists advise using both.
We’ve all learned that sugar causes cavities. It does, but the process isn’t as straightforward as it sounds.
Everyone’s mouth contains plaque bacteria. These bacteria thrive on sugars, even ones from healthful sources like fruit. When you consume sugary foods, the bacteria scarf it down and then, like all living beings, emit waste. In the case of plaque, this waste is highly acidic and, if not removed, can eat away at tooth enamel, leaving you susceptible to decay.