The importance of Fluoride

Fluoride Dentist | Chagrin Falls OH
Why do we need fluoride?I can remember as a child going to the dentist and having my teeth cleaned. Every time, right after the cleaning I would receive a fluoride treatment. As I became older, the fluoride treatments seemed to be done less and less until ultimately, they no longer were a part of my visit. Fluoride treatments do not have to stop at some magical age. In fact, they are still extremely important and beneficial as we get older. As we age, often there is recession that occurs around the teeth. This recession exposes the root surfaces of the teeth and often causes increased thermal sensitivity. Beyond ...

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Dental Radiography

Dental Radiography | Chagrin Falls OH
The Effects of Dental RadiologyThere have been a couple interesting articles in the news the past year or so related to dental X-Rays and possible health implications related to having them done. I wanted to share a few interesting facts to help put our patients at ease. In our everyday lives, we are exposed to radiation that cannot be avoided. The average person experiences about 3.1 mSv (millisieverts) of background radiation in one year. In comparison, the average radiation experienced during a full mouth series of dental radiographs is 0.1 mSv. Four bitewing radiographs, which is what we take on average once per year, has a dose of about 0.005mSv. ...

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Post-Halloween Dental Care

Post Halloween Dental Care Chagrin Falls OH
As Halloween Season has come and gone, a few important tips can help keep our children's teeth healthy and strong. I can remember the times after trick or treating coming home and dumping out the large bag of candy I had accumulated throughout the neighborhood. I would pick through and find my favorite pieces and immediately want to eat every single one of them. My parents, though, would restrict me to only a couple pieces each day. As with many foods/drink that can be harmful to our teeth, it is more about the frequency of consumption rather than the quantity we consume. Eating five pieces of candy once ...

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