5 Truths About Electric vs. Manual Toothbrushes
Posted by Ron Briglia on June 6, 2017 in Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene

Since you were a child, you’ve probably been told to brush and floss your teeth daily. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is the best possible way to protect your bright smile. In fact, maintaining good oral health contributes to overall well-being. Dental professionals across the world agree that brushing for two-minutes twice a day, […]

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Alcohol-Based or Alcohol-Free Mouthwash: Which is Right for You?
Posted by Ron Briglia on April 25, 2017 in Oral Hygiene

When it comes to mouthwash, many people probably don’t think a lot about it. You rinse with it to keep your mouth feeling fresh and clean, to kill bacteria, and to get that minty taste. It’s possible you might not even know that alcohol-free mouthwashes are available, but they are out there and they can […]

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The Correlation Between Good Dental Health and Living Longer
Posted by Ron Briglia on March 28, 2017 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

No less an authority than the Mayo Clinic has affirmed that there is a relationship between oral health and overall health. Problems with your mouth, teeth and gums offer more than casual clues about other chronic conditions and certain serious diseases. That’s one of the reasons your primary care physician will ask you about your […]

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Poor Nutrition Affects Oral Health in More Ways Than One
Posted by Ron Briglia on March 1, 2017 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Sometimes, diets that are healthy for your body are in turn bad for your teeth. For example, citrus fruits or dried fruits are certainly good choices for your physical health, but they aren’t great for your teeth in the long run. Some of the healthiest foods can be detrimental to your long-term dental health or […]

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Dentist Approved Foods to Eat When You Get Braces
Posted by Ron Briglia on February 14, 2017 in Helpful Tips, Oral Hygiene

If you have braces, we know you have your share of days where your favorite foods are the same foods that cause you pain and discomfort. Whether you’re an adult or a teenager facing brand new or recently tightened braces, it can be difficult to find foods that are gentle on your braces and your […]

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How to Floss Properly
Posted by Ron Briglia on December 1, 2016 in Oral Hygiene

Take a look at this video from Dr. Ron Briglia on how to floss properly and why flossing is so important to your oral health. There is a transcription of this video below. We hope that you find these tips useful. Why Flossing is So Important In this video we’re going to talk about flossing […]

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How Sweet It Is: 7 Steps to Reduce Your Sugar Intake
Posted by Ron Briglia on September 6, 2016 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

The average person in the U.S. consumes about 31.5 teaspoons (or 126 grams) of sugar per day, which is more than twice the upper limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). All that sugar doesn’t just come from obvious sources like soda, cake and candy; it’s hidden in plenty of other products, including condiments […]

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Plaque and Tartar: The Differences and Consequences
Posted by Ron Briglia on July 7, 2016 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Plaque is the precursor of tartar in dental terms. While neither one is desirable, neither is 100% avoidable, either. Although plaque and tartar form naturally in the mouth, it is important to take good care of your oral hygiene to avoid the consequences that these substances can incur. Plaque is formed when the bacteria that […]

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Foods that May Cause Teeth Discoloration and Erosion
Posted by Ron Briglia on July 1, 2016 in Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

Think of your teeth as a white linen cloth on the dinner table. Now, think of the foods that could stain that cloth: coffee and tea, red wine, cranberries, colas, beets, or balsamic vinegar. In fact, these same types of foods are likely to have the same effect on your smile over time, even though […]

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Try Oil Pulling with Coconut Oil for a Healthier Mouth
Posted by Ron Briglia on May 25, 2016 in Oral Hygiene, Preventive Dentistry

If you’ve been reading about a growing trend in oral health that stems from an old tradition, you may be hesitant about asking a dental professional about its benefits. There are plenty of reasons why you should, however, discuss your oral health concerns with your dentist, so we thought we’d save you the questions and […]

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