Winterholler Dentistry & Oral Surgery: Family, Implant, Sedation
Is Laser Gum Treatment Right for You?

If you’ve recently found out that you’re one of the 85% of American adults with gum disease, you’re likely weighing your options on what treatment plan you’d like to implement. There are a lot of options out there, but one of the most talked about currently is laser periodontal therapy. Depending on your background, you’re probably thinking one of the following two thoughts: “Cool! Lasers can fix my gum disease! We live in the future!” OR “This dentist must be crazy if they think they’re putting lasers in MY mouth!” Either of these reactions is understandable, but before you decide […]

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Plaque vs. Tartar: What’s The Difference?

  We often get the question from our patients, “What’s the difference between plaque and tartar?” Many people think they are the same thing. There is an important difference between the two, however, and it can help explain just why a daily oral hygiene routine is so crucial, as well as twice-yearly visits to your dentist. What Is Plaque? Dental plaque is that soft, sticky film that builds up on your teeth and under your gums throughout the day. And guess what? It contains millions of bacteria! When you eat—especially carbohydrates or sugar—you’re not the only one getting a meal, so are the […]

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See The Full Picture…On Dental X-Rays

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Would you choose super strength? How about the power of flight? Maybe you’d like the ability to see through solid objects! Although super strength and flight may not come too easily, you don’t have to search far for x-ray vision (in a manner of speaking)! Today, we want to share with you a little bit about x-rays and how we use them in our practice to spot troublesome cavities and other issues before they have a larger effect on your smile! X-Rays Were Discovered By Accident! X-rays were first observed in […]

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