Can Alkaline Water Stop Cavities

February 20, 2017

Many dental patients today are looking for ways that they can decrease their chances of developing cavities. Many of whom would like an easy and inexpensive way to do so, as well. The Internet is full of stories and advertisements about alkaline water and the positive health benefits. Some websites claim that alkaline water can […]

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Keeping A Clean Dental Office

August 8, 2016

These days, people everywhere are becoming more aware of their surroundings as to their safety and that of their families and loved ones. Yet not many think about the surroundings and safety features that must be put in place at the dental office to ensure that there is no disease cross-contamination for patients. At 58 […]

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What ELSE is Added to the Beverages You Consume?

August 1, 2016

Wow, I just read a summary compiled from comprehensive studies on the beverages we drink most! As a dental hygienist, I caution my patients about sugary drinks, but this summary addresses more. You might be surprised to find out what’s in most sweetened and artificially sweetened drinks and juices. Beverages have a distinctively attractive taste […]

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Your Dental Hygienist Can Save Your Life!

July 25, 2016

Oftentimes I hear our patients say how glad they are to be in our practice because they know we really care about them. This is a loaded statement! What do they mean when they say we care about them? Of course they know we like them, and we are friendly. We get to know our […]

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Prevent Disease in the Early Stages

July 18, 2016

At 58 Dental we very much appreciate all of our patients. There are those who have been in the practice for many years and those who are new to us. A new patient recently visited our office and was diagnosed with the early stages of Periodontal Disease. It was more than swollen, red gums; the […]

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Should I Replace My Silver Fillings?

July 11, 2016

For roughly the past fifteen years there has been an increasing concern about amalgam (silver) fillings and the mercury contained within them. I can appreciate people’s concerns to limit their exposure to the least amount of chemicals, toxins, antibiotics, poisons, etc. as possible. There is a small segment of the dental population that recommends the […]

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Why Are My Gums Receding?

July 4, 2016

Another common question that I get asked frequently is, “Why are my gums receding?” Sometimes patients have been notified by their previous dentist that they are experiencing recession of the gums and told, “It’s because you’re aging” or “You’re brushing your teeth too hard with a hard bristle toothbrush.” Let’s talk about “receding gums,” also […]

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How To Stop Cavities: CariFree

June 27, 2016

The 58 Dental team is so excited to offer our patients an alternative to the continuous problem of cavities. The CariFree system is a revolution in cutting edge dentistry and is making a huge impact in our patients’ lives, each and every day. Most patients are surprised to learn that cavities can be controlled and […]

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Sjogren’s Syndrome And Your Mouth

June 20, 2016

Sjogren’s syndrome is an immune system disorder. In very basic terms, the body’s immune cells, the cells that are meant to fight off disease, for some unknown reason, turn on the body and start attacking the host. The most common symptoms of Sjogren’s syndrome are dry eyes and dry mouth. Usually, this syndrome is more […]

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Start The Conversation

June 13, 2016

When you see your dentist, do you feel you’re being listened to? Is there ever a conversation about what your goals are as a patient? What do you want to achieve? What are your concerns? Where do you see your oral health in ten years? I was recently talking with a friend who told me […]

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