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Consistent Oral Hygiene Habits Are Critical for Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease and periodontal inflammation can cause discomfort, bad breath, bleeding gums, and other complications with your oral and overall health. In time, untreated gum disease can lead to the loss of multiple teeth as well as medical complications. The earliest form of gum disease is known as gingivitis. If it’s caught in a reasonable amount of time, a thorough... read more »

Why Is Oral Hygiene Important?

Your dentist, Dr. John P. Blake, wants you to have a top-notch oral health and smile, which is why he recommends keeping up on oral hygiene. This means you should brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily. These things are very important. To help you understand why, our dental team is happy to list the reasons here: -Brushing... read more »

A Cosmetically Bonded Tooth Needs Daily Care and Cleaning

A cosmetic bonding treatment can restore the appearance of a tooth that has been chipped or suffered from a minor dental fracture. The bonding resin seals the damaged area before a cavity can develop. The material Dr. John P. Blake uses to repair the tooth enamel is very similar to a composite resin dental filling. During the cosmetic bonding treatment... read more »

Questions And Answers About The History Of Toothbrushes

Learn a little more about this oral hygiene aid by reading about its history below. Who invented the first toothbrush? The Babylonians and Egyptians of 3,500 B.C. were the first to create a toothbrush. Theirs was a chewing stick, a twig with a frayed end you chewed on to clean your teeth. This type of toothbrush was used all over... read more »