Did You Know?

  • In a professional cleaning, buildup and stain are removed above your gum line. When build up appears below the gum line, it indicates gum disease and requires a different procedure for removal. Regular checkups protect you from the buildup you can’t see at home.
  • The widespread use of fluoride has made the surface of teeth so hard the process of dental decay has changed. Cavities are smaller and harder to diagnose. Preventive treatments – like fluoride rinses and dental sealants – have protected the surface of teeth so well, that when a tooth forms decay it starts deeper in the tooth.
  • Research suggests that nearly 27 percent of dental patients experience their first tooth loss between the ages of 21 and 30.