Bad Brushing Habits to Break

Bad Brushing Habits to Break   We are well into the New Year but, it’s never too late to start good habits.  In the beginning of the year the ADA came out with some recommendations on breaking bad brushing habits.  Are you a culprit of bad brushing?   ~How often do you change your toothbrush?…

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SLEEP-RELATED BREATHING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

SLEEP-RELATED BREATHING DISORDERS IN CHILDREN Sleep disorders in children and adolescents are common; even infants may have sleep disorders. Studies have shown that poor sleep quality and/or quantity in children are associated with a host of problems, including academic, behavioral, developmental and social difficulties, weight abnormalities, and other health problems. Parents and caregivers are invaluable…

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Why We Love Carifree Products

Why we Love Carifree   As most of our patients know, Dr. Valle loves Carifree products!   Carifree gel and rinses have a neutral pH and contain xylitol that fights the bad bacteria in your mouth.  They also contain more fluoride then most over the counter products.  We carry three of Carifree’s products in our office…

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Dental Care During Pregnancy

Dental Care during Pregnancy  Did you know, in Maryland only 15% of pregnant woman with an oral health problem see a Dentist?   Good oral health is very important for pregnant woman and their growing fetus.  But, many women are unsure of proper dental care during pregnancy.   The fact is, that oral health care is…

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Why Kor Whitening?

Why Kor Whitening?   Our Kor Whitening system is different than any other system on the market today.  Kor works by restoring your teeth’s ability to absorb oxygen.  The oxygen from Kor Whitening Gel is absorbed deep into the tooth to dissolve stain molecules.   Unlike other whitening systems we’ve used in the past that use…

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How to Brush Your Teeth the Right Way

Brushing Your Teeth the Right Way  Proper brushing is probably the most important way to keep your mouth healthy.  Brushing correctly and with the proper frequency can help you prevent problems before they appear.  There are four important things you will need to properly brush your teeth:  a toothbrush with soft bristles, toothpaste with fluoride,…

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How to Floss Your Teeth

Flossing is Important! Why is flossing so important?  Because even with proper brushing, the areas between your teeth don’t get completely cleaned.  And most cavities start between your teeth!  To keep your teeth and gums healthy you must use dental floss to remove the plaque between your teeth at least once a day. How to…

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Basic Dental Lingo

Basic Dental Lingo Ever hear all those dental words being thrown around and feel out of the loop? Here is a guide to common dental terms that you may need to know. Cuspid  Your teeth that come to a point (right next to your front teeth) are called cuspids. Sometimes they are called canines as…

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