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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What is the best way to use fluoride?

Q. Why are dentists always recommending more fluoride? Doesn’t my regular toothpaste already have fluoride in it? A.  Yes, your normal toothpaste contains fluoride.  Most city water systems have fluoride added to them also.  For some people, this amount of fluoride is sufficient.  For others that are more prone to decay, a higher level of… Continue reading

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When should I floss?

Q. My daughter came home from school today with a quiz over dental health.  The only question she missed was on flossing.  Should you floss before or after you brush? A. Flossing does between your teeth what brushing does on the easier-to-reach surfaces. Using food debris as fuel, bacteria form microscopic colonies on the surface… Continue reading

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