Archive: Author: lfsuser

Halitosis Causes and Cures

November 13th, 2015

Ever been trapped in a meeting with someone with serious bad breath? Few things are more frustrating and disgusting than having to smell someone else’s foul breath. Knowing that you’re the cause of that frustration and disgust in others is a difficult thing. Let’s learn more about halitosis causes, and more importantly, the cures! What […]

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The Gum Chewing Habit: Is it a Problem?

October 29th, 2015

There are many reasons to begin a gum habit- bad breath, boredom, stress, hunger, and more. Are you worried your habit is having unexpected side effects? Let’s look at the pros and cons of chewing gum: Pros: Saliva: Saliva is a defensive tool against cavities. Chewing gum can help increase saliva flow. Saliva helps to […]

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Artificial Sweeteners: The “Cure-All” for Cavities?

October 23rd, 2015

You love that sugary taste, but you’ve heard this line for years- sugar causes cavities. Surely that means that using artificial sweeteners instead will be the cure- no sugar, no cavities. Unfortunately, it’s not quite that simple. While you’ve often heard that sugar causes cavities, really the oral bacteria are to blame. The harmful bacteria in […]

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Periodontist Tennessee: What type of floss is the most effective?

September 30th, 2015

Confused about the different varieties of floss available? Let’s do a comparison: Nylon filament floss: This is the most common type of floss and is widely used. It is made of multiple strands of nylon filament, and some have found issue with this type of floss due to fraying. However, used correctly it is very […]

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Gum Stimulators: Can I use it for Periodontitis treatment?

September 14th, 2015

What is a Gum Stimulator? A gum stimulator is an oral health tool designed to improve blood flow in gum tissue. It consists of an angled handle with a flexible rubber cone tip. How do I use one? Gum stimulators have two functions, to “exercise and stimulate” the gums to increase blood flow, and to […]

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