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… Read more »
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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…. Read more »
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 more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »