Are Whitening Toothpastes Really OK To Use? Which Toothpaste is Safest? How Can I Tell?

Toothpaste is a frequent topic of conversation during Gilford Dental preventative care appointments. This makes sense since most of us brush twice a day and we want to know our favorite toothpaste brand is safe, effective, and living up to its promises of whitening, sensitivity reduction, enamel protection, cavity-prevention, etc. But often what we don’t know […]

Welcome Dr. Mark

Gilford, NH—Gilford Dental has announced that Dr. Mark Yu, DDS known to his patients as “Dr. Mark,” has joined the team at its dental practice at 401 Gilford Avenue in Gilford, New Hampshire. Dr. Yu, a native of China who pursued his education in the United States starting in high school in Michigan, is a […]

Gilford Dental Introduces Kids Cavity-Free Club for Patients 14 and Younger

Gilford, NH—February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and as part of its celebration, Gilford Dental, a full-service dental practice located in Gilford, New Hampshire, is introducing the Kids Cavity-Free Club. To become members of the Kids Cavity-Free Club, Gilford Dental patients ages 14 and younger must be cavity-free at their 6-month exam. Those who […]

What About Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums surrounding your teeth. Gum disease is one of the top reasons for tooth loss in adults, and because it is virtually pain-free, many patients do not know they have the disease. During each regular checkup, your dentist will check for signs of […]

Brushing for just 2 minutes can reduce plaque by 80%

Brushing your teeth is an important part of your dental care routine. For a healthy mouth we recommend you: Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled electric toothbrush. The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily. Replace your toothbrush (or brush head) every […]

There’s always a good reason to visit the dentist

Check-ups make a difference Whether you are 8 or 80+, your oral and dental health is really important for your overall quality of life. Did you know that 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease? This is why it’s […]