Can Quitting Smoking Save Your Smile?

6 reasons to give up smoking for a better smile: Premature tooth loss Gum Disease Oral Cancer Bad breath Yellowing or stained teeth Wrinkles Tooth Loss Dentists have revealed that smokers that give up, are less likely to lose their teeth prematurely, than those who...

Ultrasonic Scalers vs Hand Scaling

Ultrasonic Scalers Ultrasonic scalers can effectively remove tartar (calculus) deposits from the teeth. A high vibration energy chips off the tartar and a water spray washes it away and keeps the tip cool. The ultrasonic scalers are just as effective for removal of...

What Is Air Abrasion?

Air abrasion, also known as particle abrasion, was first used by dentists in the 1950’s. Only recently has the technology advanced and has been made more commercially available. For many years dentists have used the drill to clean out decay from the teeth. Air...

What Actually is Tartar/Calculus?

Tartar Tartar also known as calculus, and is plaque that has hardened on your teeth. Tartar is a mineral buildup caused by minerals from saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) present in plaque. It is very easy to see if tartar is above the gum line and the most...