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Oral Health Plays a Large Role in Overall Health

Oral Health and Overall Health: How Strong is the Link? We are all aware of the primary benefits of good oral hygiene. If you want a bright smile, clean teeth, and wonderful breath, then proper oral care is a must. But can effective brushing and flossing actually help prevent serious systemic disorders as well? Let’s explore this a bit… Your…
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Tips and tricks to get your kids to brush and floss, and like it!

How to make teeth brushing fun for kids According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), tooth decay is the most common chronic disease for people between the ages and 6-19. And it is highly preventable with good oral hygiene. Tooth decay can cause pain, infections and speech delays. That’s why it is very important to teach our little ones…
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Causes of Bad Breath and Bad Breath Home Remedies

What causes bad breath and how to fix it Bad breath, or halitosis, can be very frustrating and embarrassing. There are many factors that cause bad breath both from your mouth and sometimes even systemically. The most common causes of bad breath are: Poor oral hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing daily in addition to using a mouth rinse helps keep…
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7 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy Between Teeth Cleanings

7 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy at Home As a result of COVID-19, we have to reschedule all hygiene appointments through April 30th, until further notice. In the meantime, hygienist, Heather, has these 7 tips to keep your teeth healthy until we can see you at the office. Brush your teeth twice a day, preferably with an electric toothbrush,…
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Cutting the Waste of Toothpaste Tubes

Toothpaste Tabs Help Reduce Waste and Promote Sustainability In today’s throw-away society, the idea of no more toothpaste tubes in landfills is a refreshing idea! Many companies have come up with a product called toothpaste tabs that have a zero waste packaging system. In the United States alone it is estimated that over 400 million plastic toothpaste tubes are thrown…
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Doc and Kristi Complete Advanced Guided Surgery for Implants and Dentures

At Floss, we make it our mission to always learn and grow in services for our patients. Recently Doc and dental assistant, Kristi, packed their bags and headed back east to historic Charlotte, North Carolina where they attended an implantology course from the Engel Institute. In this four-day course, they specifically learned how implants can convert an existing denture into…
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Botox Injections for TMJ

When you think of Botox, chances are you do not think of the dentist’s chair. While Botox is most often associated with wrinkle treatment, Botox injections for TMJ are also very effective. TMJ, or TMD, is short for temporomandibular joint disorder and it can cause mild to severe pain in and around the jaw joint, jaw muscles as well as…
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Oral HPV and How to Prevent It

Oral HPV has Surpassed Cervical Cancer Human Papillomavirus, or more commonly known as HPV, causes about 31,500 cases of cancer in men and women each year in the U.S. alone. HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer, which is HPV cancer in the mouth and throat area, has surpassed cervical cancer as the most prevalent HPV cancer! In the U.S., certain strains of HPV…
Laser Dentistry for Cold Sores

Laser Dentistry to Treat Cold Sores

Best Treatment Option for Cold Sores If you have ever had a cold sore, you know they are a big pain in the rear and always appear when there is an event or function in the near future. With our diode laser, we can laser the area of the lesion at any time. However, if you make an appointment with…
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Top Sports That Should Always Use a Mouth Guard

Play Hard, But Protect Those Teeth Using a Mouth Guard Athletic guards or mouth guards are tremendously advantageous for athletes of any age to wear during sporting events. The top sports where you should ALWAYS wear a mouth guard are: Football Hockey Rugby Soccer Basketball Softball/Baseball Volleyball Athletes take elbows, shoulders, balls and athletic equipment to the face and mouth…

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