Teeth whitening, or bleaching, has become a common cosmetic treatment. There are over-the-counter whiteners, or you can have your teeth whitened professionally. Teeth whitening doesn’t last forever no matter which kind you choose. You need to touch up your teeth in between whitenings, but be careful. Although teeth whitening products have been deemed safe, you can over bleach your teeth. Over bleaching has become so common it has been given a name. It is called bleachorexia.
If you assume that once you reach the age of 60 it is all downhill from there dental-health wise you’re wrong. If you assume that once you reach the age of 60 it is natural to begin losing your teeth, you are wrong again. Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime and they can. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding the state of your dental health as you age. If you’re 60+ take our quiz below for the 60-somethings.
Dental bonding is a procedure that can be used for restorative or cosmetic treatments. It is a non-invasive procedure that can be more affordable, faster, and easier than more complex procedures. Cosmetic bonding can be the answer to a variety of dental issues. Below we answer questions about the bonding that doesn’t cost a bond.
Do you have questions about fluoride? The use of fluoride in municipal water supplies and dental products has been a topic of controversy for years. Questions have risen about its safety and the effect of fluoride on children. However, there has been no evidence to support such concerns. If you have been wondering about fluoride, read our fluoride questions and answers below.
Are you grinding and clenching your teeth? You may not even be aware of it. Grinding and clenching, also called bruxing, is often done while you’re sleeping or deeply concentrating. Often it is someone else who brings it to the attention of the bruxer. Grinding and clenching can do serious damage to your teeth including fractured fillings, chipped or broken teeth, and excessive wear. If you’re a bruxer, bring it to the attention of Dr. Sabet. He can help.
When you lost a baby tooth as a child your parents likely told you to put it under your pillow for the Tooth Fairy. When you woke in the morning your tooth would be gone and you would find a dime, quarter, or now-a-days, a dollar or more in its place. If you have children you may perform the same tradition when they lose a baby tooth. Did your parents tell you the story of the Tooth Fairy? If not, have you ever wondered how the Tooth Fairy came to be? There are some interesting facts associated with the story. Today we explain the history of the tooth fairy.
There are a number and variety of mouthwashes on the market today. At one time mouthwash was simply to freshen your breath, but today mouthwashes claim to do all sorts of things from protect against cavities, to fighting periodontal disease. Do you use mouthwash? If so, what kind do you use? Have you thought much about it or do you just grab the cheapest one off the shelf? Today we discuss the different types of mouthwash and what they do.
It has been estimated that over 10 million Americans suffer from a TMJ disorder. TMJ conditions develop silently and gradually. They can affect any age group, ethnic group, or racial group. Take our TMJ quiz to find out if you’re suffering from TMJ.
In our last blog we discussed bad habits for your teeth that you should avoid. Today we discuss what you can do to help keep your teeth healthy. You already know that sugar is an enemy to your teeth. Sugar attracts harmful oral bacteria that metabolize the sugar and produce enamel eating acids which cause tooth decay. Adjusting your diet to avoid sugary, acidic foods such as sodas and including tooth friendly foods can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Read on as we share some healthy eating habits for your teeth.
There are several different types of bad habits. Smoking is a bad habit. It is bad for your health, your teeth, it’s smelly, and it’s bad for the people around you. Burping out loud in public is a bad habit. It’s rude. Spitting is a bad habit and it is totally gross. These habits are not just bad for the people that do them, they disturb other people too. There are some habits you should avoid that are bad for your teeth. Unlike spitting which is free, these habits can result in costly dental bills. Read on to find out what bad habits you should avoid.