The benefits of Perio Protect trays for improving gum health

By | Dr. Alan Steiner, Family Dentistry, Gum disease, Your Dentist | No Comments

Periodontal disease is relentless. According to the CDC, 47 percent of Americans have it, with that percentage increasing to over 70 percent when you reach 65 years of age. As dentists, we constantly fight periodontal disease. For a while, getting the better of it seemed a long way away, but could Perio Protect trays change all that? Main causes of…

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Benefits of using lasers in periodontal therapy

By | Dental Care, Dr. Alan Steiner, Dr. Derek Fine, Laser Dentistry, Your Dentist | No Comments

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), most Americans over the age of 30 have some level of periodontal disease. Our lifestyle, diet and sugar-rich snacks provide the ideal environment for microorganisms and we are constantly fighting to maintain oral health. As dentists, we spend a lot of our time treating periodontal disease. We have a…

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Help keep your teeth white with these five natural products

By | Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Care, Dr. Derek Fine, healthy teeth, whitening toothpastes | No Comments

As cosmetic dentists, teeth whitening is a core service we offer and it has to be one of our most popular. We carry out hundreds of tooth whitening procedures each year and are more than happy to continue doing so. But did you know there are things you can do to help keep your teeth whiter? Aside from your usual…

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Top ten foods that promote fresh breath

By | Bad Breath, Brighter Smile, Dental Care, Dr. Derek Fine, perfect smile, Your Dentist | No Comments

Odorous breath is something nobody likes to talk about yet is something some of us cannot avoid. Whether we live with, work with or just know someone with bad breath, smelling it is something that cannot be avoided. Yet the condition itself can easily be avoided. Bad breath is caused by bacteria in the mouth that feed on food left…

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Sleep apnea signs, risk factors and treatments

By | Dr. Derek Fine, Sleep Apnea, Your Dentist | No Comments

Sleep apnea affects the way someone breathes when asleep and often manifests in very heavy snoring and even interrupted breathing. Left untreated, it can cause tensions between partners and all the symptoms of sleep deprivation. It is not something you want to leave untreated. It can affect children as well as adults and is more common than we might think….

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Ozone use in periodontal therapy

By | Dr. Alan Steiner, Dr. Derek Fine, Gum disease, Oral Health, Your Dentist | No Comments

Regular readers of the Aesthetic Family Dentistry blog will already know that we use medical ozone in a range of dental treatments and therapies. It is an exceptionally useful tool in our ongoing battle against gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. Considering the condition affects all of us at one time or another, any advantage we can get is…

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Oral DNA testing, the new weapon in fighting periodontal disease

By | Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Health, Family Dentistry, Your Dentist | No Comments

Medicine has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Once such advancement is with DNA. What was once a mystery to us is gradually opening the doors on its secrets and allowing us to soar to new heights of understanding. Our increased knowledge of these building blocks of life enable us to deliver new treatments for a…

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Juvederm® cosmetic treatment Q&A

By | Dental Care, Dental Health, Dr. Alan Steiner, Family Dentistry, Your Dentist | No Comments

Juvederm® is a perfectly safe gel filler designed to refresh your appearance and bring back a youthful look. It is an exceptionally popular cosmetic treatment that offers fast, effective relief from lines and wrinkles. What is Juvederm? Juvederm is made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar. It has one of the cleanest, safest profiles of any cosmetic treatment and…

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