Want Clean Healthy Teeth? Floss Is The Boss!

Want Clean Healthy Teeth? Floss Is The Boss!

Flossing, Clean Teeth, Plaque
PGA Dentistry
December 23, 2013
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The next time you think, “I’ll floss tomorrow,” or the kids say, “We promise to floss in the morning,” you might want to revisit your oral healthcare strategy.

While brushing removes surface plaque, it misses up to 40% hiding between teeth! This is worrisome because plaque buildup cannot only lead to tooth decay, but also to gum disease which is linked to over 200 other diseases.

Flossing isn’t difficult, but kids may need a refresher and seniors who belong to a generation that never learned how to floss might need a lesson.  Call today to ensure your family’s regular checkups are scheduled, and we’ll give everyone a flossing refresher.

PGA Dentistry
May 31, 2020

Germs are responsible for a wide range of different diseases. Some, such as Hepatitis and HIV are extremely serious, while others such as the common cold can be fairly mild. A huge number of these diseases are transmitted by blood, saliva, or in airborne droplets of bodily fluids that healthy people then come into contact with

PGA Dentistry
April 30, 2020

Disinfection and sterilization are two crucial decontamination processes that are performed in medical and dental offices. Any good dental practice will have robust protocols for carrying out these processes, the purpose of which is to ensure that any medical and surgical instruments being used do not transmit infectious pathogens to patients.

PGA Dentistry
March 31, 2020

If you are looking to transform the appearance of your smile, you may be considering getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and can improve the way your teeth look in just two appointments. Each veneer is custom-designed for a specific tooth and is created in the perfect shape, size, and color needed to naturally enhance its appearance. The process to fit dental veneers is simple too and takes place over two visits to your dentist. The first is used to prepare whichever teeth are being covered with porcelain veneers. This involves administering local anesthetic so that a little of the enamel can be removed, which will ensure that the veneers do not make the tooth appear too thick. Impressions are then taken which will be used to create your veneers before you are fitted with a temporary device and can leave. The second appointment, a week or two later, will involve checking the fit of your veneers and securing them permanently in place.