• Floss Haters, Unite!

    Okay, let’s face it: flossing really isn’t much fun. We know we need to do it every day, and we swear every time we sit in the dentist chair that we will do better (we promise!). That is, if we even admit to not flossing. Turns out, 27% of adults are actually dishonest about their flossing habits with […]

  • Can Happy Hour Hurt Your Teeth?

    Please, tell us it’s not true. We all know that drinking red wine can stain your teeth over time, but are there other downsides to a relaxing glass of wine after work? Unfortunately, yes. Discoloration isn’t the only downside to drinking wine: The acid in the drink can also eat away at your tooth enamel, leaving […]

  • Is It Something I Ate?

    Obviously, nobody wants to walk around with bad breath, medically known as halitosis. But according to the experts, over half of us suffer from it. And even worse, many don’t even realize they have it! The odor is usually caused by bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, and poor dental hygiene. The decay and […]

  • Choosing the Right Mouth Rinse

    A short detour down the dental care aisle at your local store could take awhile if you’re looking for mouth rinses. You may find dozens of products to choose from, all promising to protect your teeth and gums and freshen your breath, and even more. But how do you know what to believe, and which one is right […]

  • Healthy Gums for the New Year

    When most people think of New Year’s resolutions, they think of quitting bad habits like smoking, or starting new ones, like going to the gym. Although a lot of people vow to get healthier, few would think to consider resolutions for healthier gums next year. But getting a periodontal evaluation and taking steps to improve your gum health may […]

  • A breakthrough technology, from a patient’s perspective

    Patients are often fearful of periodontal surgery, particularly of how much pain they will experience during recovery. Traditional surgery to regenerate bone lost from periodontal disease can include many stitches, gum recession, and root sensitivity for extended periods of time.  Thanks to new technology, however, you now have a better option! White and Blansett Periodontics and Dental […]

  • 2016 Fall Symposium

    On November 11th our office hosted an educational Fall Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Bentonville. A packed house of dental professionals from area dental offices attended the event, each receiving continuing education credits for their participation. Kevin Thomas, White and Blansett Nobel Biocare Sales Representative opened the symposium with discussion on “New Trends in Implant Dentistry”.  Dr. […]

  • Some habits are worth breaking

    If you brush your teeth twice a day, you may think you are well protected again tooth decay. But did you know that the way you brush your teeth can actually make you MORE susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease? We all have our own way of brushing, habits that are usually formed in our childhood. But some […]

  • Flossing: Don’t believe everything you read

    Recently it has been reported by the news media that the evidence for flossing preventing inflammation in the gums is weak. Many of the studies were done several decades ago and lasted two weeks or less. The studies lasted two weeks or less because periodontal disease can develop after two weeks of not practicing plaque control […]

  • Can kids have gum disease?

    We may associate periodontal disease with adults, but most people don’t know that children and teens are also at risk for gum disease, or its milder form, gingivitis. When bacteria and food build up on teeth and form plaque, that plaque can then harden into tartar. The more tartar on the teeth, the more plaque builds up […]