Preventive Care

Tooth Brushing with Fluoride Toothpaste: A Proposed Sequence

Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on January 23, 2014

There is a general misconception involving tooth brushing and rinsing, and at Paragon Dentistry, we have found that this issue is rarely addressed and clarified. Many may have grown up with the habit of brushing with toothpaste, then rinsing with water, and then perhaps utilizing a mouthwash. This sequence is problematic because it eliminates half… Read More

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Dental Sealants Prevent Cavities for All

Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on August 15, 2013

The Paragon Dentistry Team believes prevention is the key to optimal dental health. The chewing surfaces of all of our back teeth (premolars and molars) have depressions (grooves) that readily trap bacteria (Figure 1). Further, the more grooves that exist, the more surface area there is for bacteria to colonize on. As discussed in a prior… Read More

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A Healthy Body and a Healthy Smile Go Hand-in-Hand

Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on August 14, 2013

Regular appointments with the dentist and a good oral hygiene routine certainly help to preserve your smile’s appearance. However, the bacteria found in plaque and tartar can have wide-reaching effects throughout your body, so good oral health is an essential element of good overall health. One significant oral disease that has implications for other body… Read More

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Early Pediatric Dental Visits = Foundation for a Lifetime of Healthy Smiles

Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on August 10, 2013

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends early pediatric dental visits that begin with bringing children to the dentist soon after the first baby tooth comes in, which generally occurs any time between six to twelve months of age.  Baby tooth development continues to occur until three years of age, so it is very important to… Read More

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Premature Loss of Baby Teeth Can Lead to Crowded Permanent Teeth

Posted by: Jason Hui, DDS, on June 25, 2013

There is often a misconception about baby teeth, as many believe that since they are not permanent and eventually fall out, they are not important and can be electively pulled (as opposed to saved) should any problems arise.  The truth is, not only are baby teeth important for nutrition, they are also crucial in maintaining… Read More

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