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What is Laser Dentistry? It is a medical treatment using extremely focused light energy. It’s been around since 1960 and actively been used in dentistry for 30 years. It is used in many dental treatments such as Canker sore and cold sore pain treatment, gum disease treatment, gum inflammation removal, gum reshaping, teeth whitening, and...

Cold sore and canker sore are not fun! They are painful and can even last for weeks! What are they exactly? How are they different and most importantly, what are safe treatments for them? Cold Sore Cold sore is also called “Fever Blister” or “Oral herpes.” The lesion happens on and around the lips usually....

This patient always brings us the gift of a loaf of bread. On National Homemade Bread Day, Dr. Kym took the opportunity to give back! At Craycroft Prime Dental, we appreciate you entrusting us with your dental care. That’s why we’re always happy to go the extra mile to keep our patients smiling! Dr. Kym...

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body- Alzheimer’s According to Alzheimer’s Association, 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer. It is 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease that is caused by complex brain changes following cell damage. It leads to dementia which is a group of symptoms associated with...

When you are in a dental office, you may have heard the term dental plaque. Plaque is a collection of bacteria. When teeth are not properly brushed, it can appear white and yellowish film around teeth. If they stay longers, dental plaque can harden and turn darker and darker. Did you know one cubic millimeter...

 Diabetes affects millions of people. 1 in 4 people do not know they have diabetes. More than 1 in 3 people are prediabetic. To put an idea to how many people have diabetes, $1 in $5 healthcare dollars is spent on caring for people with diabetes. Diabetes and mouth health are extremely closely related....

The number 1 cause of death in the United States is cardiovascular disease. It claims more lives than ALL types of cancer combined. You may have already heard that mouth bacteria can make heart disease worse. How are they related? Let’s list some facts first: Gum disease is linked with blood vessel disease, heart attacks,...

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. So it is important to have a healthy mouth to have the whole healthy body! Just listen to these facts: Bacteria in mouth travel through the bloodstream and have effects on many organs and processes Bacteria in mouth are being found in brain tissue,...

 How can Fluoride help teeth? What is the benefit of Fluoride? Fluoride is an important mineral that strengthens your teeth. It protects your tooth structure from dissolving by acid. It helps with sensitivity. It also is proven to promote remineralization, which is a process where the outer layer of the tooth called enamel is...

Fluoride is proven to strengthen your teeth with a process called remineralization and reduce teeth sensitivity. There are prescription fluoride toothpaste that has 5 times higher concentration of Fluoride than over-the-counter toothpaste. At Craycroft Prime Dental, we have Clinpro Toothpaste available for your health. I like to go over how to use it. It is...

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