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Laser Bacterial Reduction Treatment

By Northtowne Dentist on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

One of the newest procedures in Hygiene is Laser Bacterial Reduction or De-granulation treatment. Laser treatments with Dental procedures have been around since the 1960’s; however, in the last five – ten years, laser treatments are being used more to treat Periodontal Disease, to reduce bacteria in your mouth, and even to treat lesions including […]


The Old Saying – “An apple a day” – is really true

By Northtowne Dentist on Friday, April 21st, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Soluble fiber is the apple’s hallmark contribution to health.  Apples are ‘fruits’ – the parts of flowering plants that bear seeds.  A medium-sized apple – about 3 inches in diameter – provides about 95 calories of energy, according to the National Nutrient Database of the US Department of Agriculture.  One apple provides about 25 grams […]


Happy Holidays!!

By Northtowne Dentist on Monday, December 19th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s Cold Sore Season  If you get fever blisters on your lips, they may be more likely to make an appearance this time of year. You can blame stress (the Holiday kind), chapped lips (any trauma to your lips can trigger an outbreak of cold sores, which are caused by the herpes simplex virus) or […]


You Still Need To Floss

By Northtowne Dentist on Monday, November 21st, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Flossing made headlines earlier this year when an Associated Press report claimed that research shows little evidence it’s worth your while. Bud don’t quit the habit just yet, says the President of the American Academy of Periodontology, Wayne Aldredge, DMD. “All the studies that were advertised were of short duration, some as little as two […]


Is a Dental Implant the right treatment for you?

By Northtowne Dentist on Friday, September 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Questions and Answers regarding Dental Implant Treatment: What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a small screw made of titanium, which is a metal that the body easily accepts.  The dental implant is inserted into the bone of the jaw, and over time the jawbone integrates with the implant surface, firmly anchoring it […]


Best Methods for Topical Fluoride Application

By Kathy Armijo on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Question:   What is the best method for applying topical fluoride? Answer:    In 2013, the American Dental Association (ADA) updated its recommendations on the use of professional and home-use prescription topical fluorides.  The executive summary and chairside guide is available at the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry’s website:  ebd.ada.org/ClinicalRecommendations.asp. The new recommendations are based on a systematic […]


Reasons to See Your Dentist on a Regular Basis – Oral Cancer Detection

By Northtowne Dentist on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Visiting your dentist on a regular basis does more than protect you from tooth decay and the devastating affects of gum disease, but did you know that serious health complications are often visible in the health and wellness of your teeth and gums?  Waiting for obvious reasons to see your dentist (toothache or a broken […]