Does Chewing Gum Really Prevent Cavities?

Mar 31, 2017

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Sugar-free gum has been around for decades, and commercials and advertisements have thoroughly promoted that chewing gum helps prevent cavities. Some people find this hard to believe. Can chewing gum really prevent cavities from occurring inside the mouth?

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Feb 28, 2017

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

When a person is in their upper teen years or even early adulthood, the last teeth to erupt are the wisdom teeth, also known as third molars. Because they are the final teeth to arrive as we are maturing and growing, they are called “wisdom” teeth.

Dental Implants

Jan 31, 2017

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

No smile is complete without a full set of teeth, yet many people do not make it through life with all of their permanent teeth intact. Tooth loss can be caused by a variety of reasons, with infection, decay, extraction, and trauma being the most common causes. When people are left with an incomplete smile, they have to make a choice of what to do for the future of their smiles.

Signs You May Have A Cracked Tooth

Dec 30, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

A cracked tooth is a serious dental concern, yet it is over overlooked or ignored simply because many people are unaware that they have a cracked tooth. In fact, many people only learn that they have a cracked tooth during a visit to the dentist when the dentist or dental hygienist finds it. While there are obvious signs of a cracked tooth, there are other less obvious signs that you need to be aware of in order to protect the health of your mouth.

Dealing With Bad Breath

Nov 30, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Bad breath is an unpleasant issue to deal with. Whether learning about your bad breath was from self-awareness or, worse, from someone else bringing it to your attention, bad breath can have negative effects on your personal and professional life. As obvious as it may seem, your dentist is the best person to discuss the issue of bad breath with. As is often the case, simple changes are all that are needed to improve the scent of your breath.

What is Plaque?

Oct 30, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Plaque is a type of buildup that occurs throughout the body. Plaque that occurs in the arteries is dangerous to your heart health, and plaque that occurs in the mouth is dangerous to your oral health. Dental plaque is a soft, white, sticky film that builds up on the teeth each day. Your mouth is home to millions of bacteria, and they react to the foods and beverages that you eat after every single meal, snack, breath mint, soft drink, or cup of coffee. Because bacteria are constantly at work inside your mouth, your mouth is constantly assaulted by plaque buildup.

Dental Emergency Situations

Sep 28, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

No emergency happens at a convenient or scheduled time, and all emergencies are stressful situations. Dental emergency situations are no exception. Dental emergencies are often traumatic, painful, and scary for all involved in the situation - no matter how old you are. As with all emergency situations, having the knowledge to know how to handle the situation prior to an emergency occurring gives you the best chance of handling it properly and achieving success in the end.

Caring for Your Toothbrush

Aug 30, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

You use your toothbrush to clean your teeth, but do you ever take the time to make sure that your toothbrush itself is clean?

Your Diet and Your Teeth

Jul 28, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

When it comes to your health, there is a direct connection to your diet. It is essential that you pay attention to your food and beverage choices each day to promote optimal health - both for your general health and your oral health. Most people understand that the foods and beverages that they choose affect the numbers on the scale, but many overlook the impact that their food and beverage choices have on their teeth. Tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease, and it affects millions of Americans each year in the United States, yet it is entirely preventable. By brushing at least twice a day, flossing daily, and making wise food choices, you are promoting optimal oral health.

Is Mouthwash Necessary?

Jun 29, 2016

Posted on Behalf of Dr. Raymond Jone

Take a walk up and down the dental health care aisle at any drug store and you will find yourself overwhelmed with multiple types and flavors of toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. While your dentist has stressed to you over and over the importance of brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing every single day, your dentist has most likely never gone on about the importance of using mouthwash. However, pick up any of the bottles and read their labels, and you will see claims of cavity prevention, fresh breath, and even gum disease reversal. This leaves many people asking, "Is mouthwash a necessary part of my oral health routine?"

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