Oral Healthcare Links - Informative Dental Resources
In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful dental information. Because we are committed to improving the oral healthcare knowledge of our patients, we are providing the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative. We have grouped some of the links into various categories to provide quick access to the topics of greatest interest to you.
If you have a suggestion for a new link, please send us an email, as we are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website. We hope you find these sites helpful!
Dr. Hench practices Dentistry in Brentwood as well as San Ramon. If you know anyone in the Brentwood area in need of dental care please ask them to follow the above link.
General Dental Websites
The following links provide some good general information on dentistry.
Provides information for the general public including dental care articles, dental insurance information, and information for students interested in dentistry.
American Dental Association’s comprehensive reference provides a glossary of dental terms as they relate to the public.
Oral Health Care & Products
Links to sites providing helpful information on oral health and home care products patients can use to maintain optimum oral health.
We are excited to now offer our patients MI-PASTE.
What is it? you ask... It’s Like Vitamins for Your Teeth!
MI Paste is a one-of-a-kind product that restores minerals and helps you produce saliva. It’s the only dental product with RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP), a special milk-derived protein that’s a breakthrough in oral health care in helping to remineralize teeth.
MI Paste with RECALDENT (CPP-ACP):
• Strengthens your teeth with tooth-replenishing calcium and phosphate
• Releases vital minerals into your mouth when and where they’re needed
• Produces a saliva-like environment that maintains normal acid levels and healthy teeth
• Recaldent™ CPP-ACP is milk derived with lactose content less than 0.01%.*
• Helps condition, protect and rebuild your tooth surfaces
• Is a water-based, sugar-free crème that comes in five delicious flavors
MI Paste with RECALDENT (CPP-ACP) fortifies your teeth to keep your smile vibrant for a lifetime.
Check out their website at www.mi-paste.com for more information.
Trusted resource for dental health information and oral care products.
One of the world's most trusted brands in dental products.
Oral-B developed this learning center for dental health education to promote oral care habits that are essential to the lifelong health of teeth and gums. The site includes information and advice for children, adults, and dental health teachers.
Learn how the Sonicare toothbrush creates an indescribable clean feeling, the benefits you can expect, and even take a factory tour.
Other Interesting Websites
Other sites of interest on the Web.
Q. What is OraVerse?
A. OraVerse (phentolamine mesylate) is an injection that reverses the effects of local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor (numbness after a dental procedure) and accelerates the return of normal sensation and function. It helps you reduce the unwanted and unnecessary lingering numbness in the lips and tongue after routine dental procedures. This loss of sensation can result in difficulty with smiling, drinking, and speaking and can cause uncontrolled drooling. These are unpleasant side effects of the local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor (that tightens blood vessels). In clinical trials, the median time to recovery of normal sensation in the upper lip was 50 minutes for OraVerse patients vs. 133 minutes for the control group, and in the lower lip was 70 minutes for OraVerse patients vs. 155 minutes for the control group.
The museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a lively national center
where visitors learn the importance of a healthy smile and are fascinated
by the rich history of dentistry.