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Oral Hygiene

Did you know 80% of the population has some form of periodontal disease? The best way to prevent periodontitis is actually done in your own home with brushing, flossing, and having regular check-ups. Think of it like your car: if you drive it on your daily commute to work and you don’t attend to the car’s routine maintenance, it is much more likely to have major mechanical issues than a car that is taken care of regularly. It is also less expensive when you catch the problem when it is small.

Brushing & Flossing

Soft and extra soft toothbrushes are the best toothbrushes to use because medium and hard toothbrushes can scrub away parts of the actual tooth and cause your gums to recede.

Dental Check-up

Dr. Frost recommends that you have a check-up performed every 6 months to be sure that nothing is changing for the worse. At eachcheck-up we will evaluate

Dental Cleanings

In the past, the prevailing thought was that tooth loss was an inevitable part of aging. Now we know that teeth may last a lifetime with regular check-ups.

Cavities

Dental cavities are caused when the tooth is exposed to acid produced by specific bacteria in your mouth. The bacteria that cause cavities turn sugar from your diet into acid

Gingivitis & Periodontitis

Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums. This is very common and may be caused by a variety of factors such as plaque on the teeth, cavities, food injuries

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a preventive coating that is usually placed on children’s newly erupted permanent molars. Not every new molar needs to have a sealant placed.

Sensitive Teeth

There are many different origins for tooth sensitivity, such as your bite is off, having exposed root surface, cavities may be approaching the nerve of your tooth, etc.

Chipped Teeth

Tooth structure is brittle in nature. As you chew, mostly compression forces are exerted on your teeth. If your teeth don’t hit right or if you bite a hard object

TMJ/TMD

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint; TMD refers to temporomandibular joint disorder. This is a condition where your jaw joint gets locked open

Lasers

Dental lasers emit energy that reduces inflammation, increases circulation to the cells which allows tissue to heal, and kills the bacteria that cause gum disease.

Fluoride

There are a lot of questions about fluoride and we are happy to answer them. We respect patients’ concerns and preferences not to use fluoride.