News From Our Dental Practice

We believe in creating a relationship with our patients that goes beyond the office doors. We've specially created this section of our site to share with you important news from our Burlington family dental practice.

Sincerely,
Dr. Gerald Hargis & Team!

Fact or Myth?

Fact or Myth?

Sugar is the Prime Cause of Cavities!            

           Myth

Acid produced by bacteria in your mouth is the cause of cavities; however, these bacteria are triggered to make acid when you eat anything with carbs and sugar is a carb. 

Valentines

Tooth Be Told.....We love our patients!

Happy Valentines Day!

facts

The average human produce 25,000 quarts of salvia in a lifetime. That is enough spit to fill

2 swimming pools.

Flouride

In children under age 16, regular brushing with fluoridated toothpaste results in 24 percent fewer cavities than does brushing with non-fluoridated toothpaste.

 

Back to School Snacks

Whether you are packing lunch or planning after-school snacks keep in mind that gooey, chewy sweets are not good for your teeth. A healthier choice would be fresh fruit or raw vegetables. It is best to brush after meals and snacks with a toothpaste with flouride. Have a great school year!

Soda

People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay, fillings, and tooth loss.

Dental Facts!

When we brush our teeth, we should also remember to brush our tongue. Did you know that just like our fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different? Our tongue is the only muscle in our body that isn't attached to something at both ends.

Dental Insurance

Most of our patients have a dental insurance calendar year that runs from January1 to December 31st, while others run from July 1 to June 30th. If your insurance year is coming to a close, make the most of your benefits and give us a call so we can get you scheduled to see Dr. Hargis. 

Memorial Day!

To all our Military Familes, Thank you for your Service. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Stay safe!

Just the Facts!

The enamel on the top surface on your teeth is the hardest part of your entire body.