Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath

Posted On Aug 29, 2014 @ 02:21 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

We all experience the occasional bout of bad breath from dry mouth or after eating certain foods. Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, could have an underlying health cause like periodontal (gum) disease, sinus infections or even systemic illnesses like diabetes. Anyone with persistent halitosis should undergo a thorough examination to determine the root cause.

How to Clean Your Oral Appliance

Posted On Aug 21, 2014 @ 08:21 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Question: What oral health issue do teenagers who wear orthodontic retainers and older folks who wear dentures have in common?

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Setting the Record Straight on Root Canal Treatments

Posted On Aug 16, 2014 @ 12:19 PM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

If there was an “Unsung Hero” award for dental procedures, the root canal treatment would win hands-down. Much aligned in popular culture, today’s root canal treatment is actually a valuable tool for saving teeth that would otherwise be lost. And contrary to popular belief, root canal treatments don’t cause pain — they relieve it.

Professional Cleanings Help you Maintain Healthy Teeth and Gums

Posted On Aug 7, 2014 @ 09:34 AM by Nicholas Pournaras, D.M.D.

Every good oral hygiene regimen has two parts — the part you do (brushing and flossing) and the part we do (professional cleanings and checkups).