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Toothpaste Tabs

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…
Engel Institute Dental Implant Training

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…
TMJ Relief through Botox

Botox Treatment 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, there is also a very effective application for TMJ/TMD. TMJ/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 facial…

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…
Football Crash

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…

Strategies to Quit Tobacco

Kick Your Tobacco Habit to the Curb Quitting smoking or chewing can be some of the most difficult habits to overcome. Most people are addicted to the nicotine as well as dependent on the habit during certain situations: high stress, boredom, nervousness, certain times of day, etc.. Smoking and chewing habits tend to be very different. Chewing, whether it be…

When Should Your Child First Visit the Dentist?

Parents often wonder when they should bring their child in for their first dental visit. I recommend around the age of one is a great time to schedule your child’s first dental visit, a well-baby check. Start Oral Hygiene Early I always say “a decayed tooth is a rotten reason for a child’s first visit to the dentist.” Oral hygiene…
Missing Teeth

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth

Options for Replacing Missing Teeth There are many factors that go into the replacing a missing tooth or teeth. How many teeth need to be replaced; does the patient need a fixed or removable solution for the missing teeth; is replacing the missing teeth cosmetic or functional? To replace missing teeth there are three main options a dentist can use…
dry mouth

Causes and Treatments for Dry Mouth

One in four people are affected by Dry Mouth. That is 25 percent of the population! Dry mouth, or “cottonmouth” as it is commonly nicknamed, occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough saliva. There are three main categories of patients who experience dry mouth: Patients who are on multiple prescription drugs (Polypharmacy) Cancer patients Patients who have Sjogren’s Syndrome In…

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