What is Air Polishing?

At Family Dentist Tree, we are always striving for the best. We frequently look at new products, tools, equipment and techniques to ensure we are able to provide each of our patients with the best care. We are excited to announce that we now have an air polisher to aid in teeth and implant cleanings! What is air polishing? The air polishing technique has been around since the late 1970’s; however, advancements have since been made in these units and in the way we use them. The handpiece uses air, water and non-toxic powder to remove plaque and stains. This Read More →

Would You Like Fluoride With That Teeth Cleaning?

Fluoride, what is the purpose of having it and why is it so important? Fluoride is a mineral that is necessary to aid in preventing tooth decay by increasing the tooth’s resistance to acid, bacteria and sugar, especially while permanent teeth are still developing. It is also necessary to aid in remineralization and reversing early tooth decay in both children and adults. Fluoride can be found in many products, but perhaps the most well known is in a foam that is applied at your dentist office. Although fluoride is generally recommended for most patients every six months, patients with dry mouth, gum disease, frequent Read More →