What if I can’t hold a toothbrush?

Q.  My husband has been dealing with Parkinson’s Disease for a couple years and I’ve noticed lately that it is getting harder for him to grip things like forks and toothbrushes.  What can I do? A. Complete and regular removal of plaque is the single most important factor in preventing dental disease. Many patients, and not… Continue reading

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Why are my gums bleeding?

Q. I know that I should floss but every time I do, my gums bleed and are sore.  If flossing is good for me, why do my gums bleed? A.  Although many patients find this concerning, some soreness and bleeding is common when one begins to floss.  The flossing is not the primary cause of… Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is here!  Time to clean out the cupboards, empty the fridge, sweep the cobwebs… and get your teeth cleaned? That’s right.  If you’ve fallen off the dental band wagon, it’s time to put your regular dental checkup and cleaning at the top of your spring to-do list. People often think that brushing and flossing renders regular dental cleanings… Continue reading

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