Dental Hygienists Answer Your Dental Care Questions

When Ashley and Gina, Dr. Carol Ford's dental hygienists, work with clients, one of their roles in the treatment process is to act as a dental educator. Both women are asked numerous questions by patients about the details of proper dental care. Here are a few of the most common dental care questions that our dental … [Read more...]

Myths and Facts About Fluoride

Over the past 10 or 15 years, dental patients have likely seen a lot of conflicting or confusing information around fluoride, particularly its safety and place in oral health care. Making any oral health decision needs to start with a foundation of factual information. Let’s start the discussion of fluoride in this … [Read more...]

Men’s Health and Dental Care

Men as a gender seem to be less diligent than women in keeping up with their dental care. Research and surveys reveal that: Men are less likely to brush twice a day, as recommended by dental care professionals. Men are more likely than women to have gum disease. Men are less likely to visit the dentist … [Read more...]

Preventing Tooth Decay

Most adults in the United States are aware of what dentists consider the main ingredients in combating tooth decay: twice-daily tooth brushing, daily flossing and regular dental visits. These ingredients are indeed all crucial to reducing the amount of tooth decay, but here are a few other, less commonly known, tools … [Read more...]

Preventative Tips for Halitosis

There are no precise statistics on how many people suffer from halitosis, or bad breath, but it is known that in most cases the cause of this stinky malady is a group of anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria that breed beneath the surface of the tongue and often in the throat and tonsil area. The upside of this … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Teeth

As many of the posts on this blog have illustrated, one must travel the road to healthy teeth by taking a few steps daily – not just during occasional epic “road trips” to the dentist! The beginning of the new year is a great time to make resolutions that support healthy teeth and improved oral health. In this post, … [Read more...]