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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Ways You Can Minimize Tooth Sensitivity
...We will teach you how to remove dental plaque safely without damaging your delicate gum tissues, which can cause gum recession leaving the dentin exposed...

Gum Disease & Diabetes: Two Diseases With A Common Enemy — You.
...But before we continue, let's define these two diseases: Periodontal disease is a condition in which biofilms of dental bacterial plaque stick to teeth near the gum lines causing the gum tissues to become inflamed and infected...

Actress Florence Henderson Shares Her Secrets for Keeping Your Natural Teeth as You Age
... As for flossing, you should do it at least once daily to remove the plaque buildup that occurs in the protected areas between teeth where your toothbrush can't reach and where periodontal (gum) disease and dental caries (cavities) start and progress...

Flossing: An Important Part of TV Designer Nate Berkus' Oral Health Routine
... Flossing is crucial because it remains the most effective method for removing plaque from between teeth, where the toothbrush can't reach...

Take Action Quickly Against the Acute Form of Gingivitis
... As the symptoms come under control, it’s then necessary to treat the underlying gingivitis by continuing the thorough cleaning of the affected surfaces, including the roots, of as much plaque and tartar as possible...

Nancy O'Dell Speaks Out On Her Experiences With Pregnancy Gingivitis
...This, in turn, causes the gum tissues to become more susceptible to the effects of plaque bacteria and their toxins...

Treating the Immediate and Long-Term Effects of a Gum Abscess
...It's the result of periodontal disease, an infection in the gum tissue caused by bacterial plaque that has adhered to the teeth...

Extend the Life of Your Dental Appliance With Proper Care
...The abrasives in toothpaste are necessary to break up plaque on natural teeth’s hard enamel surfaces, but will leave micro scratches on the surface of your appliance that eventually become havens for bacterial growth — a sure recipe for discoloration and unpleasant odors...

The Secrets Behind Vanna White's Smile
...every four to five months because I get a lot of plaque buildup...

Four Tips for Preventing Premature Loss of Baby Teeth From Tooth Decay
...Brushing removes bacterial plaque, the primary cause of tooth decay, and fluoride strengthens enamel...

Your Gum Tissue 'Biotype' Could Determine How Gum Disease Affects You
... Either of these conditions will require extensive treatment beyond basic plaque control...

How Much Do You Know About Nutrition and Oral Health?
...We can assess if you are receiving enough fluoride by examining your teeth, testing your plaque and reviewing your past history of tooth decay...

Developing a Dental Care Strategy Could Save Long-Term Costs
...The aim is to remove bacterial plaque, the sticky film that adheres to teeth after we eat, and keep it from building up on tooth surfaces...

Sofia Vergara: 'Obsessed' With Oral Hygiene
...Calcified (hardened) dental plaque (tartar or calculus) can build up near the gum line over time — even if you brush and floss every day...

FAQs: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After Gum Disease Treatment
...Others may have greater success controlling the buildup of disease-causing plaque with at-home oral hygiene measures, and therefore need PM less often...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...Here are a few: It's well established that when plaque is allowed to build up on teeth, tooth decay and gum disease are bound to follow...

You Should Brush and Floss Around Your Implant to Ensure its Longevity
...This happens most commonly because plaque, a thin film of bacteria and food particles, builds up on implant surfaces...

Actor David Ramsey Says: Don't Forget to Floss!
... Oral diseases such as tooth decay and periodontal disease often start when dental plaque, a bacteria-laden film that collects on teeth, is allowed to build up...

Instill in Your Child the Daily Habit of Brushing and Flossing
... Brushing and flossing has one primary aim: to remove bacterial plaque, a thin film of food particles that builds up on tooth surfaces...

Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits
... More than just fresh breath Brushing and flossing helps keep your breath fresh, but also offers these important benefits: Lower Cavity Risk: Brushing and flossing removes plaque, a sticky film that coats teeth...

Periodontal Surgery Allows us to Access Deep Surfaces for Plaque Removal
All treatments for periodontal (gum) disease focus on one goal — to remove any bacterial plaque and calculus (hardened plaque deposits) that are at the heart of the infection...

Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
...Brushing removes the sticky, bacteria-laden plaque that clings to your teeth and causes tooth decay and gum disease — not to mention malodorous breath...

Brushing & Flossing with Braces
...Food and plaque can get stuck around braces...

Invisalign for Adults
...So please don't neglect to do this! You'll need to brush your teeth after every meal or snack so that food and plaque do not get trapped in the aligners, which could promote tooth decay and gum disease...

Orthodontics & Dental Hygiene
...Food that becomes trapped near tooth surfaces can lead to the formation of plaque — a thin coating of microorganisms and organic debris (biofilm) containing potentially harmful bacteria...

How To Brush
...The bacteria in plaque produce acids, which erode the tooth's enamel and may lead to tooth decay...

How To Floss
...Flossing is probably your single most important weapon against plaque, the clingy bacterial biofilm that sticks to the surfaces of your teeth...

Interdental Cleaning Devices
...Yet proper cleaning of the interdental areas (the small spaces between teeth) is crucial — and here's why: Consistent brushing with fluoride toothpaste has been proven effective at removing dental plaque from the tooth's surfaces and making them more resistant to decay...

Mouthrinses
...As part of a regular program of oral hygiene, mouthrinses (which are sometimes called mouthwashes) can be effective at reducing plaque, controlling bad breath, and helping to prevent tooth decay and gum disease...

Oral Hygiene for Kids
...Plaque is the sticky, whitish film that builds up on teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Tips to Prevent Cavities
...This will remove dental plaque — a sticky film that harbors food particles and harmful bacteria...

Cosmetic Tooth Bonding
...First, the surface of the tooth to be bonded will be cleaned so it is plaque-free...

Crowns & Bridgework
...Be sure to brush and floss between all of your teeth — restored and natural — every day to reduce the buildup of dental plaque...

Porcelain Veneers
...This will remove dental plaque and ensure good gum tissue health around the veneers...

Fluoride & Your Child
...These bacteria congregate in dental plaque and feed on sugar that is not cleansed from your child's mouth...

Pregnancy & Your Child's Developing Teeth
...Read Article Pregnancy & Birth Control Pregnant women or those taking birth control pills can become prone to gum disease — a bacterial infection caused by a buildup of dental plaque...

Loose Teeth & Bite Problems
...The infection results from bacterial plaque that sits on your teeth in the absence of effective oral hygiene...

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
...Left for long periods of time, plaque will cause inflammation that can gradually separate the gums from the teeth — forming little spaces that are referred to as “periodontal pockets...

Oral Systemic Connection
...It has also been shown that the same strains of bacteria that are found in inflamed gum tissue may also appear in the arterial plaques of individuals suffering from CVD...

Periodontal (Gum) Disease
...Also, the same bacterial strains that are commonly found in periodontal pockets surrounding diseased teeth have been found in blood vessel plaques of individuals with CVD...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
...This allows diseased tissue to be removed from inside the pocket, and provides access to the teeth's root surfaces for a thorough cleaning, which helps to eliminate harmful plaque and calculus (tartar)...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...Essentially, it's because over time they tend to build up a layer of plaque (a sticky, bacteria-rich film) and hard deposits (called tartar, or calculus) that are very difficult to remove without special tools...

Ultrasonic Cleanings
...Over time, dental plaque (a naturally occurring bacterial biofilm) and stains build up on tooth surfaces...

Aging & Dental Health
...The disease is caused by plaque bacteria, which thrive on the sticky biofilm that clings to the surface of teeth when they aren't properly cleaned...

Diabetes & Oral Health
...While much depends on the individual situation, some typical procedures might include: scaling and root planing (a deep cleaning that removes plaque bacteria from teeth, both above and below the gum line); antibiotic therapy; and oral hygiene self-care instruction...

Dry Mouth
...Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste; this will remove bacterial plaque and add minerals to strengthen your teeth...

Pregnancy, Hormones & Oral Health
...This makes gums more sensitive to the bacteria (and associated toxins) found in the sticky dental plaque that accumulates on teeth every day...

Preventive Dentistry
...There's just no substitute for physically removing disease-causing dental plaque and calculus (tartar) from your teeth — especially in hard-to-reach areas near the gum line...

Professional Teeth Cleanings
...Essentially, it's because over time they tend to build up a layer of plaque (a sticky, bacteria-rich film) and hard deposits (called tartar, or calculus) that are very difficult to remove without special tools...

Intra-Oral Camera
...It can also be used to give you a video tour of your entire mouth so that you can see things such as plaque deposits, decay, worn teeth, and broken or missing fillings...

Same-Day Crowns (CAD/CAM)
...Be sure to brush and floss between all of your teeth — restored and natural — every day to reduce the build-up of dental plaque...

Combined Root Canal & Gum Problems
...In this case, an infection that originated in the gums (commonly due to periodontal disease caused by a buildup of plaque) may have has traveled through small passageways called accessory canals, which are located in between a tooth's roots, or on the sides of the roots...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...Some individuals may need to see the dentist more often than others to stay on top of problems like plaque buildup and gum disease, but everyone should go at least once per year...

Oral Health
...It's the bacteria that thrive in the plaque biofilm that cause so many oral health problems...

Oral Hygiene
...This will help remove plaque, a bacteria-laden biofilm, from the surfaces of your teeth...

Periodontal Therapy
...There are very effective therapies to combat this, ranging from scalings (deep cleanings) that remove plaque and calculus (tartar) from beneath the gum line, to surgical repair of lost gum and bone tissue...

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Warren R. Gase, DDS
9294 Winton Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45231
(513) 931-3001

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