Saturday, December 31, 2011

Porcelain Veneers

An animation demonstrating a porcelain veneers procedure.

Friday, December 23, 2011

How Often Should You Visit The Dentist?

Years ago a trip to the dentist was a seldom occurrence and most dentists worked on repairing problems with peoples teeth rather than preventing them. There were no guidelines for how often one should visit the dentist and information on proper oral care was also hard to come by. Today however, health organisations have made a strong effort to educate the public about oral health and how important it is to keep on top of your dental care. It is strongly recommended that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleaning and this has remained an accepted standard for a while now.

Even if you take good care of your teeth and gums you still need to visit regularly. Your dentist checks for early signs of problems that can later be devastating if not dealt with properly. Things like cavities, gum disease and oral cancer cannot always be seen or felt immediately until they are at an advanced stage. That is why it is important to frequently receive check-ups to maintain oral health so problems can be treated at a manageable stage. Visiting the dentist twice a year works well for most people and some people can manage less frequent visits because they have less risk of cavities or gum disease. However there are certain groups of high risk people who need to ensure they have regular attention to avoid problems. These groups include those who smoke cigarettes, diabetics, and people with current gum disease, people with weak immune response to bacterial infection and people who tend to get cavities or build ups of plaque.

During your lifetime you might find you need to visit the dentist more regularly due to stress or illness and other times less so because you may be more resilient to cavities or gum disease, your dentist will advise on the best schedule for visits. To ensure that you keep good oral health it is vitally important to take care of a few oral basics. Brushing at least twice a day and especially before sleeping is imperative. Having a routine three minutes of brushing ensures your teeth are thoroughly cleaned. Choosing a toothbrush with soft round bristles will avoid injuring you gums and wearing down the hard layer of your teeth. You should also change your tooth brush every three months because worn out bristles can also injure your gums. Flossing is an excellent way to remove hard to reach places that catch food and mouth wash also help prevent cavities and plaque build-up.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Philips Sonicare Technology

Learn more about Philips Sonicare's innovative Dynamic Cleaning Action technology.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Teeth Whitening Toothpaste, Get a Gorgeous Smile with Crest 3D White Vivid

Get a gorgeous smile with Crest 3D White! Check out the Crest 3D White Vivid toothpaste: - Selected by Marie Clarie as one of the top 25 beauty products that will Change Your Life.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lisa Copeland, RDH - Philips Sonicare Brushing Techniques

Lisa Copeland, RDH, demonstrates effective brushing techniques using Sonicare's Pro Results Compact / Mini Head. Love your toothbrush. Switch to Sonicare

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 2011 Vacaville View

In this episode, we take a look at Mustang Days at the Nut Tree Airport; Kid Fest at Andrews Park; and Sunrise Rotary Fishing Derby!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Who is the STA?

A quick look at the Solano Transportation Authority, and some of the work the STA does in Solano County.

A public service post share from Regency Dental Group.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Save a smile -- Ride a Harley

We've combined top-shelf dental CE with our love for Harley-Davidson motorcycle touring. By day, we explore some of the world's most breathtaking scenery. Evenings, we gather with our profession's foremost authorities. Come ride with us this year on the "Miles for Life" benefit ride. Yellowstone National Park was our first National Park. It remains the most visited National Park in the U.S. This ride takes in not only Yellowstone, but also Grand Teton National Park and are you ready? Jackson, Wyoming, a true cowboy tour of the west. Your ride includes: Cody, Wyoming, and the Buffalo Bill Wild West Historical Museum; Beartooth Pass, where you ride your Harley at 12,000 feet above sea level; Chief Joseph's Trail where the history of Custer's Last Stand was written; and the huge population of wild west wild life that abounds in this part of our great country. Add to this the unique geysers and formations that Yellowstone is famous for and you have a Harley ride memory that will last a lifetime. Wrap our continuing education experience around all of that and why would you ever even try to resist coming?

All proceeds from the "Miles for Life" ride will be donated to the 2012 Smiles for Life campaign.

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