Monthly Archives September 2017

In All Seriousness: What Is Laughing Gas?

You’ve probably heard of laughing gas. It shows up regularly on television, usually as a tool for comedic relief. On shows like The Simpsons and Batman, laughing gas always results in uncontrollable laughter. But is it really a laughing matter? At Lowry Dental, we use laughing gas for inhalation conscious sedation. Although it can sometimes make people laugh, the most likely result is just a calming of the nerves. It produces a dreamy state that can help the patient get through a dental procedure. People with anxiety often find it to be particularly helpful. What is laughing gas? It’s the
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Floss Before or After Brushing? Why It Matters 

Flossing is an essential part of an individual’s oral hygiene. It allows you to remove food particles lodged between the teeth, thus removing bacteria and plaque buildup. Plaque produces an acid that causes cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, and other gum diseases. The tooth has five parts, and lack of routine flossing leaves two of these sections dirty. A majority of people argue about to floss before or after brushing; the next discussion seeks to clarify the issue while highlighting other important facts about flossing. When to Floss The subject has been a matter of much debate with most sources providing
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