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Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won't even know you're straightening your teeth.

Philips Sonicare FlexCare®
Philips Sonicare, the #1 power toothbrush brand recommended by U.S. dental professionals presents FlexCare, featuring innovative technology that provides superior oral health by adapting to individual oral care needs. FlexCare offers personalized care settings including three modes and two routines along with an ergonomic design that results in a better brushing experience. FlexCare comes with a first-of-its-kind built-in UV sanitizer that helps to eliminate germs commonly found in the damp, warm environment of a bathroom. FlexCare is a complete oral health care system.



Tooth and Gums Tonic
Dental Herb Company Tooth and Gums Tonic is a unique mouthwash that contains herbs and essential oils which have been used for centuries to maintain healthy oral tissues. These botanical agents have been combined by a dental researcher, Dr. Bernard Schechter, into a stimulating and invigorating proprietary formula designed to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. I have recommended this rinse for my patients with periodontal or gum disease since 2002 and have found its results to be remarkable. When used as a part of daily oral hygiene with brushing and flossing, it significantly reduces bleeding of the gums and improves the color and consistency of the gums, thereby reducing the inflammation that is so destructive in periodontal disease. It additionally has been tested by and independent research facility, Clinical Research Associates, against name brand over-the-counter and professionally available mouth rinses and was ranked best for fresh breath.



About Oral Cancer

       Oral cancer is a devastating, even deadly, cancer that can go unnoticed until it has progressed to later stages. Twenty-five percent of all oral cancer victims are non-smokers, non-drinkers and have no other lifestyle risk factors. According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, the human papillomavirus (HPV) 16, a common sexually transmitted virus, is associated with oral cancers located in the upper throat and back of the tongue.


o    According to the American Cancer Society, oral cancer affects more than 35,000 people in the U.S. each year.

o    Oral cancer causes 7,500 deaths each year and only slightly more than half of oral cancer patients survive five years.

o    Seventy percent of oral cancer cases are diagnosed at a late stage, which partially accounts for the poor five-year survival rate of approximately 60 percent.

As with any cancer, early detection and diagnosis is key; it’s important for patients to see an oral healthcare professional regularly, particularly if they are in the high-risk groups — those who use tobacco, abuse alcohol or have been exposed to HPV.

ViziLite® Plus with TBlue® – the leading oral cancer screening system – was developed to help oral healthcare professionals identify and mark abnormal oral lesions including precancerous or cancerous cells that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam – giving you peace of mind. 

If you are 18 or older, ask your dentist about including a ViziLite® Plus with TBlue® screening as part of your annual checkup.

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What you see using ViziLite® Plus with TBlue®


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