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Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Camping for Labor Day? Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush!

Tue, 08/19/2014

Vacations, particularly those that may not involve running water, may seem like an okay time to loosen up on your oral hygiene routine. However, neglecting to care for your teeth – even for just a few days – can have far-reaching consequences. No matter what you have planned for this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake strongly encourages you take a few minutes each day to care for the health and beauty of your smile.

Why Brushing Matters

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Tue, 06/24/2014

In its earliest stages, gum disease may be all but unnoticeable. A slight reddening or swelling of gum tissue may be present, but this often remains undetected until more significant problems occur. While this stage may remain undetected at home, Clovis dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake can easily spot these symptoms during your routine checkups. When caught this early on, treatment may require little more than improving the consistency of your daily brushing and flossing routine.

What are Some Good Alternatives to Flossing?

Tue, 04/22/2014

There are a number of products whose advertisements boast their ability to clean in between teeth. Many toothbrushes, mouthwashes, and other dental hygiene products suggest they can free you from the burden of flossing by being just as effective at preventing plaque buildup and gum disease.

Sadly, those products, no matter what they claim, will never be capable of replacing floss. The bottom line is this: there is no good alternative to flossing. Not one.

Why Flossing Matters

Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

Tue, 08/27/2013

A newly discovered link between gum disease and Alzheimer’s has been reported by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JHD). It has long been known that gum disease is linked to heart problems, respiratory illness, and complications with both diabetes and pregnancy, but this new link serves to reinforce the importance of a consistent general dentistry routine.

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