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Dental Cleaning Instruments

Dr. Alan Slootsky D.M.D, M.A.G.D., F.A.C.D. Restorative Dentistry / Oral Health November 20, 2014 During a dental cleaning, your hygienist or dentist will use specialized instruments to gently remove plaque and other particles from around the teeth. This is done in a way that will not harm any of the teeth in the mouth. Your […]

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Tooth Enamel: What Helps, What Hurts

Dr. Alan Slootsky D.M.D, M.A.G.D., F.A.C.D. Restorative Dentistry / Oral Health July 30, 2013 Tooth enamel is the outer surface of the teeth. It is an extremely hard substance (hardest in the body) and is meant to last a lifetime. Throughout the lifespan there is bound to be some wear and tear to the tooth […]

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Fluoride Reduces Ability of Decay-Causing Bacteria to Stick

Dr. Alan Slootsky D.M.D, M.A.G.D., F.A.C.D. Restorative Dentistry / Oral Health May 16, 2013 Scientists have found new evidence on how fluoride found in drinking water, toothpastes, mouth rinses and other oral-care products prevent tooth decay. This theory has been talked about for over 50 years. The evidence was reported in the ACS journal Langumir. […]

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Choosing the Right Toothpaste

Dr. Alan Slootsky D.M.D, M.A.G.D., F.A.C.D. Restorative Dentistry / Oral Health March 28, 2012 There are many different varieties of toothpaste on the market these days. There are fluoride ones or tartar control or even whitening. Which is the best for you? Toothpaste Basics Toothpastes come in many different forms, like gels, paste or powder. […]

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