Smoking and Your Oral Health

We all know that smoking is bad for our overall health, but did you know that smoking puts you at a greater risk for diseases such as oral cancer? By simply quitting smoking, smokers, can, over time, reduce their risk levels and the of course the sooner one quits, the greater the reduction in risk levels. Here are the facts: …

Why is Prophy So Important to Our Oral Health?

A dental prophylaxis (prophy) is a cleaning procedure performed to thoroughly clean the teeth. This is what most of us call our 6 month cleaning, however, your regular trophy appointment is so much more than “just a cleaning”.  Prophylaxis is an important dental treatment for halting the progression of periodontal disease and gingivitis. Periodontal disease and gingivitis occur when bacteria …