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Make “Better Oral Health” a New Year’s Resolution

Most often we hear “lose weight,” “go to the gym,” or “stop smoking” as common New Year's resolutions.  While those are all great decisions, don’t forget to add “better dental hygiene” to the list of habits to start in 2018.  You probably don’t even have to work very hard to accomplish these things! Here are some things that you can... read more »

Oral Health Treatments: Bad Breath

Are you displaying signs of halitosis, also referred to as bad breath? If so, treatment for the condition depends on what is causing it. Bad breath is often caused by bacteria, oral health ailments, or even underlying conditions deep within your body. Speak with your healthcare professional to determine the root cause of your bad breath. Is your bad breath... read more »

Baby Teeth Facts

Baby teeth are the cute little chompers that pop into place and help your child eat, talk, and smile. Even though they eventually fall out of the mouth, they serve many purposes. To help you know more about baby teeth so you can better understand your child’s smile, Dr. Alan Kessler and our dental team are happy to give you... read more »

Your Smile Still Needs Care and Cleaning During Vacation

Oral hygiene is vital for your oral health. It helps you prevent dental issues and keep your smile in tip-top shape. This means you need to keep up on oral hygiene regularly, even while you’re on vacation. Oftentimes, people forget to clean their chompers and gums while they’re adventuring across the world, but you shouldn’t. To help you care for... read more »

Periodontal Disease Prevention Includes Daily Oral Hygiene Improvements and Professional Dental Cleanings

Periodontal disease is an affliction of the gum tissues caused by hardened tartar that introduces a constant bacterial presence at the gumline. Also known as gum disease, this pervasive condition has different degrees of severity. The earliest form is known as gingivitis. Initial symptoms include gums that bleed easily when brushing and flossing as well as issues with chronic bad... read more »