Archive for April, 2017

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A ROUTINE CLEANING, SCALING AND ROOT PLANING, AND A PERIODONTAL MAINTENANCE CLEANING?

What? There are 3 different types of cleanings? No, not really.  There are actually 3 different procedures based on the health of your teeth and gums. The way we determine this includes:    1. Measuring the space in between the gum and the tooth, as well as any recession around the tooth (you know- when […]

WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON DURING YOUR HYGIENE APPOINTMENT?

It’s time for your cleaning! Yes! Why am I so excited? I guess it’s because we accomplish so much in this short time together, it’s nothing short of a miracle. Ok, maybe not a miracle but definitely pretty great.  So I thought you might like to know what’s behind the curtain, so to speak, when […]

Botox and Dermal Fillers in Dentistry

Dentists are uniquely qualified to help patients improve their smiles and maintain good oral health.  But did you know that specialty trained dentists, like Dr. Markle can also enhance the face to smooth and relax the muscles and skin? For example,  the lips can be gently enhanced to compliment your smile.  Fine lines and wrinkles […]

Yes, You Still Have to Floss.

The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. The AP concluded that floss does little for oral health, but it’s important to […]