Category Archives: General

  • Low Carb Diets and Bad Breath

    There are always going to be debates about which diets work the best for weight loss. Low-carb diets are very popular right now, as evidenced by the increase of trends such as the Atkins and Paleo diets. “Ketogenic” is a term for a low-carb diet, where you get most of your calories from protein and fat, […]

  • Dental Hygiene Club of NWA

    The Dental Hygiene Club of Northwest Arkansas met on Tuesday, January 9th. Our guest speaker was Dr. Steven Whitaker, who spoke on the subject of Oral Cancer: The Emergence of HPV. We had a great turnout for the first meeting of 2018, and were treated to pizza by Crest. The Dental Hygiene Club is in its fourth […]

  • Is Your Mouth Trying To Tell You Something?

    We talk a lot about gum health on here, because we’re in the business of keeping your gums healthy. Gum disease is no joke, and unchecked it can wreak havoc on your teeth. But what else are your gums telling you about your health? Healthy gums will be light to medium pink in color, will […]

  • Hygiene Study Club

    We held another Hygiene Study Club on November 7th, the last one for the year, and had a great turnout for the meeting. Our speakers for the meeting were Debbie Jines & Sheila Ward, Dental Consultant and Provider Representative with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

  • 2017 Fall Symposium

    On October 27th our office hosted another educational Fall Symposium at the Doubletree Hotel in Bentonville. We had a huge turnout of dental professionals from area dental offices attending the event, each receiving continuing education credits for their participation.  Dr. Brent Ludens, a prosthodontist from Waterloo, IA, was the guest speaker, and presented “Optimal Implant Esthetics – […]

  • Dental plaque DNA reveals details about Neanderthals

    When we talk about dental plaque, we don’t like to think about how long it sticks around if we don’t remove it. But evidently, it stays put for a long time. In March of 2017 an international team of researchers, led by the University of Adelaide’s Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) and Dental School, with the University […]

  • Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet May Help Save Your Teeth

    When the human body encounters stress, infection, germs, injury, or toxins, it responds by activating proteins meant to protect cells and tissues.  In a healthy body, the inflammation caused by this process serves to heal the body. But if the immune system starts to overreact, that inflammation can become chronic and lead to serious health […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Our Team

    Our team at White & Blansett Periodontics make all the difference in the care of our patients. We’d like to introduce you to a few of them!