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Our Infection Control Program

Visitors to our practice have probably noticed the efforts we put into making the office open and comfortable. Well, it's not just cosmetic. We're doing something about protecting your health. We consulted with experts in the field of asepsis—sterilization. Our aim was to find the best that technology has to offer to keep the practice safe for our patients. And we did. Today we meet—and exceed—the infection control standards of the American Dental Association and Center for Disease Control. Often these rigid protocols are familiar: masks, gloves, and eye protectors. And you can't help but notice all our "protective barriers"—plastic coverings that shield everything from cross-contamination: chairs to light fixtures, x-ray units to suction hoses. We also test our steam [...]

By |2021-07-03T18:51:06+00:00October 19th, 2021|Patient Education|Comments Off on Our Infection Control Program

Too Much of a Good Thing

You can overdo anything. Even brushing your teeth. Take a stiff-bristled brush. Scrub back and forth compulsively for five minutes, as though you were trying to get tar off the sidewalk. It's possible you'll end up with "toothbrush abrasion." According to the ADA (American Dental Association), the condition is associated with factors beyond brushing: a mouth used to lots of acidic foods, citrus fruit drinks, carbonated beverages. We recommend gentle brushing, plus a toothbrush with soft, polished bristles.

By |2021-02-20T17:36:09+00:00June 15th, 2021|Preventative Dentistry|Comments Off on Too Much of a Good Thing