The Bare Bones Of Gum Recession
added on: September 17, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

NO ONE LOOKS FORWARD to getting “long in the tooth” because of gum recession. However, while tooth length might be an accurate yardstick for judging the age of a horse, age is not the culprit behind receding gums in humans. Gum recession is simply such a gradual process that it can take decades… Read More

Good Tooth Brushing Technique
added on: September 6, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

BRUSHING OUR TEETH is something we can get so used to doing that we don’t really think about it, but are we doing it the right way? It can be easy to get into some bad tooth-brushing habits, and the result can be that your teeth aren’t getting cleaned properly and… Read More

May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month
added on: May 31, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

A common question that we are asked at Dr. John Kling’s office is why do we take our patient’s blood pressure for even a routine dental hygiene appointment? Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. It is estimated that more than 58 million people in the United States… Read More

Why do I have to update my health history?
added on: April 19, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

“Why does my dental practice ask that I update my medical/health information? Nothing has changed.”   At the first appointment a new patient will complete a medical history overview which includes medications, medical conditions and past hospitalizations. Periodically, it is important to update the information so dentists and hygienists can be… Read More

Got Pomegranate?
added on: April 13, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

It seems like milk and OJ always get the hype. Although they both have essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need, have you ever tried anything pomegranate? Studies show that eating or drinking pomegranate inhibits dental plaque formation. If that isn’t enough, pomegranates also contain healthy amounts of calcium for… Read More

When To See The Dentist
added on: January 17, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

BECAUSE PREVENTION IS such a major part of good dental care, it’s critical to visit the dentist for regular checkups. In most cases, two regular dental cleanings a year will be all you need, but not always. So what are the signs that you shouldn’t wait until your next scheduled appointment… Read More

Saliva: Oral Health’s MVP
added on: January 3, 2018 | By: Sarah Merkle

SALIVA IS SUCH an ordinary thing that you probably haven’t given it much thought, but it’s actually as important to the healthy function of our mouths as oil is to a working car engine. Saliva is an essential component of our ability to eat, taste our favorite foods, and speak, it’s… Read More

Soda Versus Our Teeth
added on: December 15, 2017 | By: Sarah Merkle

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD of “Mountain Dew Mouth”? It’s what happens to our teeth when we drink too much soda. The term comes from rural Appalachia, where that particular drink has long been the carbonated beverage of choice and tooth decay is alarmingly common. But this doesn’t just happen in Appalachia,… Read More

National Hand Washing Awareness Week Dec 4 – 10th
added on: December 8, 2017 | By: Sarah Merkle

You may not have heard… but this week, December 4 – 10th, is National Handwashing Awareness Week. With the upcoming cold and flu season we thought it would be fitting to revisit the ins and outs of what proper hand washing techniques look like. Wash your hands multiple times a… Read More

Which Toothbrush Is best?
added on: November 6, 2017 | By: Sarah Merkle

BACK IN THE GOOD old days before the 1930s, toothbrush bristles were made of animal hair. We’re pretty happy to live in the era of nylon bristles, but how can we tell which toothbrush will be best for our teeth and gums? How hard should the bristles be? Are electric toothbrushes better… Read More

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