Recent Posts by Susanne Arens

What is gum disease?

Written by Dr. Alice Vessel Periodontitis happens when bacteria invades the bone surrounding the tooth. It starts to eat away at the bone, causing the tooth to become loose. To correct this, dentists often do scaling and planning. What this does is removes bacteria, and it removes the disease tissue in the pocket. Then the…
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Teeth Whitening…is it safe?

Written by Dr. Alice Vessel In this video Dr. Alice Vessel, DMD will share with you proper ways to do teeth whitening and some of the options you have available. Does whitening your teeth damage your enamel? Well, the whitening products today in office use two different types of chemicals. One is carbamide peroxide and…
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Written by Dr. Alice Vessel YOUR DENTIST SAYS… “You need a MOD on#18, MIFL on #8, DOFL on #15, a MAOFADLJFLKDFJ on...”HUH?  OMG! WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? The lingo Teeth are described by surfaces.  Much like a box, teeth have five visual sides within the mouth. M – Mesial:  The side closest to the midline D – Distal:  The…
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  DENTAL….SUPERPOWERS Though my patients and staff have not elevated me to superhero status... yet… I have access to one superpower:  X-Ray Vision (with a help of a few machines). So what are all these types of radiographs used by dentists and what do they mean? The FMX or full-mouth x-ray series is a set…
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