Posts Tagged: dental cleaning

Cleaning Up: Alternative Uses for Dental Hygiene Products

How frustrating is it when you’re almost—but not quite—out of toothpaste, or when there’s only a little left at the bottom of the mouthwash bottle? “Waste not, want not.” There are many uses for old household uses of dental products. Your old toothbrush still has life left in it as well! We’ve collected a short… Read more »

Reduce Your Risk for Heart Attack

What causes heart disease? At the doctor’s office, on television, even on your breakfast cereal box, you’ve heard and read about the many risks for heart attack. For men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death. Well known risk factors include age, genetics, smoking, high LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, lack of… Read more »

What is Plaque?

You’re probably aware that dental plaque is the sticky, yellow substance that forms naturally on teeth. We brush our teeth to remove plaque so that it doesn’t cause cavities, gum disease, and bad breath. Un-removed plaque calcifies into a hard substance called calculus or tartar. At dental cleanings, a hygienist removes plaque that we miss… Read more »

The Perfect Smile Travel Kit

If you travel for business or are looking forward to your summer vacation, you need this little travel kit! Surely you’ve experienced broccoli between your teeth or a bad case of garlic breath after dinner, right? If you aren’t headed home, these problems can be prolonged, as well as embarrassing. Instead of using a business… Read more »

Preventing Gum Disease

Gum disease affects about 80 percent of adults in the United States to some degree. Fortunately, you can prevent the oral health problem from progressing and becoming serious. Dr. James Fondriest, a Lake Forest, IL, dentist, can help you prevent gum disease. Ways That You Can Prevent Gum Disease Your first line of defense against… Read more »