Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Are You Masking Over The Problem?

In the majority of cases the single most common cause of halitosis, or chronic bad breath is oral bacteria.  The best breeding ground for oral bacteria is plaque in your mouth on your teeth and tongue.

It is impossible to get a 100% clean mouth each day. Circumstances are not always ideal to brush your teeth the recommended three times daily.  Or if you are brushing, you may not be brushing appropriately with the right tools and for the proper duration of time.  Many people forget to floss daily as well.  These simple oversights can lead to the perfect environment for oral bacteria to grow.

Let's talk about bad breath for a minute.  Did you know that bad breath is caused by volatile sulfur compounds? And it's their odors that cause bad breath. What are those you ask? Sulfur byproducts are actually excretions made from the bacteria that live in your mouth! I think I just heard a collective "yuck". It is gross, that is why we are always reminding our patients to stay up on their oral hygiene routines.  Everyone is susceptible to these compounds simply because we are alive, and we eat food.  It all comes down to the concentration level of these compounds that makes the difference.  When the concentration is high, the odor is worse.  These compounds are anaerobic which means they multiple the best in environments that are devoid of oxygen.

Keeping your plaque down is huge because plaque is oxygen depleted.  So, now that you are a little more determined to floss daily and brush three times a day, what else can you do to avoid bad breath?  We have an amazing mouthwash product called Smart Rinse.  We've talked about it briefly before.  

SmartMouth Activated Mouthwash gives you fresh breath for 12 hours.  Most leading mouthwashes simply kill bacteria, freshening the breath for an hour at most.  SmartMouth eliminates and prevents the production of sulfur gases in the mouth- the real source of bad breath, for 12 times the protection.

If you worry about bad breath, let us help!  Call us for a free consultation to make sure your bad breath is not coming from advanced gum disease.  You can pick up your SmartMouth Rinse at the same time!  You cannot go wrong with this one!  If we didn't believe that, we wouldn't offer it in our office.

Call us to schedule your FREE consultation and to pick up your SmartMouth Rinse today!
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Is The Danger Sign Above Your Head?

While this picture is a little on the ridiculous side it calls attention to the fact that we often do not heed warning signs that are right in front of us.  Sometimes we are too busy, too distracted or frankly feel that they don't pertain to us.  Accidents are called accidents for a reason, they are never planned, however they can often be caused due to negligence on our part.

Yesterday on our Tuesday's Tip we shared four categories of people that are at a higher risk of developing advanced gum disease.  You'll recall they are:

1)  Smokers - 4xs more likely to develop gum disease.
2)  Age - Between 35-69 show signs of gum disease.
3)  Gender - female hormonal changes affect gum tissue.
4)  Genetics - Family history you are at 12x's higher risk.

If you find yourself in one of these categories you may feel that it is too late to reverse the effects of advanced gum disease.  The good news is that it is not too late!  With Dr. Clark's LANAP or Laser Assistant New Attachment Procedure he has actually been able to witness firsthand the regrowth of bone around affected teeth.  Deep pockets measuring 14mm have healed back to a normal depth of 3mm!  These types of results were unheard of 10 years ago, and yet today people are receiving these results daily all over the world with this amazing technology.  

Don't let yourself succumb to the idea that it is too late for you, or that you will just have put up with tooth loss and dentures.  That simply is not the case anymore.  Call our office today to schedule a free consultation where you can learn how this technology can benefit you or your loved one.  Most treatments need only a little ibuprofen afterwards, but the results can change your future! 

Why wait, call today!
(541) 451-1440

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Are You Just Another Statistic?

Tuesday we discussed that many more people may be at risk for gum disease than they realize.  When you think of gum disease, what image comes to your mind?  Is it a mouth with a few missing teeth?  Is it a memory of someone who has really bad breath?  The truth is, gum disease can and is affecting many more people, possibly even you, that don't even know they are in the early stages.

We feel the worst statistic in this info-graphic is that only 3% of those suffering from periodontal disease seek treatment.  Granted as early as 10 years ago the treatment for gum disease was often painful and didn't yield the success rates of today's treatments.  However today, with Dr. Clark's leading edge technology and expertise he has seen hundreds of people receive amazing results from his LANAP or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure.  He is so sure about the results of his gentle laser gum therapy that he guarantees results.  You can't beat that!

A healthy future and a happy mouth is just one phone call away.  Dr. Clark wants you to feel comfortable with him, and the technology he has to offer and so he provides you with a free consultation where you can receive information about your personal  needs and what he can do to help.  No pressure, no stress, NO WORRY!

 To schedule your free consultation call us at:

(541) 451-1440 or TEXT us at 541.632.3372

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Are You Being Robbed?

Are you being robbed right now out of a future of a healthy mouth, simply because the "enemy" often has no symptoms?

Gum Disease is a contagious bacterial infection that can lurk around in your mouth regrettably far too long for some of our patients.  The longer you ignore the warning signs, or are unaware what the warning signs are, you give gum disease the opportunity to create horrible damage in your mouth.

What is gum disease?  

Gum disease is a progressive and aggressive infection of the gums that can, if left untreated, progress to damage the jaw bone that surrounds and supports the teeth in your mouth.  It can be caused by plaque, a sticky, colorless bacterial colony, that is constantly forming on teeth.  If daily brushing and flossing are not accurately cleaning all tooth surfaces and under the edge of the gum, plaque can build up and the bacteria infects your gums and teeth.  As this bacteria spreads and deepens, it affects the tissue and bone that support your teeth.  This damage can cause loose teeth which will worsen possibly causing painful swollen gums and tooth loss.  Very bad breath is another problem caused by these aggressive infections.  Bad breath may help you decide whether you have gum disease. 

Stages of Gum Disease - (click here for larger viewing)

The technology we have today in our dental office can literally reverse the damage you may have from gum disease. Early intervention can save you from ending up with few or even no teeth in the future.  You deserve a healthy mouth and we can help you achieve your goals! 

 To schedule your free consultation call us at:
(541) 451-1440 or TEXT us at 541.632.3372