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What to Expect from Teeth Whitening

May 21st, 2015
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If you are thinking about teeth whitening, discuss the options with your dentist.

One of the first things other people notice about you is your smile. Orthodontia has made straight smiles incredibly common, but now that straight grin can be elevated with a professional teeth whitening. When you have your teeth professionally whitened, the results are stunning, and you’ll turn heads with one flash of your smile. While you can certainly whiten your teeth with home applications, the best way to get a lasting white is to stop by your local cosmetic dentist. Before you do that, get the facts about teeth whitening here. Read the rest of this entry »

Denture Care Tips for Longer Lasting Wear

May 13th, 2015
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Proper denture care will ensure that your dentures keep doing their job for longer.

As we get older, our dental health requires a bit more attention, and many individuals find themselves gravitating towards cosmetic dentistry. Along with tooth loss, or tooth decay often come dentures. Dentures help to create a sparkling and functional smile. Whether you have full dentures or just partial dentures, proper denture care is very important. What are some of the best ways to protect your cosmetic dentistry investment? Read the rest of this entry »

Should I use Mouthwash?

May 8th, 2015
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Add mouthwash to your dental hygiene routine and experience the benefits.

We all know that mouthwash is a quick and effective fix when you’ve got to meet with clients after a garlicky pasta lunch, but do you know about the other benefits swishing? Sure, it can be a struggle to deal with the quick burning sensation of your thirty second gargle, but you’ll be doing wonders for your smile and leave you with minty fresh breath that will dazzle all of the close talkers in your life. If you’re looking for a simple addition to your dental hygiene routine, consider mouthwash. It has more benefits than you may know. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Causes of Toothaches

May 4th, 2015
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Toothaches can be caused by a number of different issues. Consult your dentist to make sure you don’t have a dental emergency on your hands.

Toothaches don’t always indicate a serious problem, but they should be treated as a dental emergency. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, and are something that should not be taken lightly. Your oral hygiene is important, and tooth pain is an indication that something might be wrong. A toothache could be the beginning of a dental emergency, so it’s important to understand why you are experiencing pain. Read the rest of this entry »

Manual vs. Electric Tooth Brushing

April 23rd, 2015
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Which toothbrush is better for your teeth: manual or electric?

Everyone knows dental hygiene health is achieved from proper tooth brushing techniques. What confuses most people, however, is the type of brush they should incorporate into their dental hygiene habits. A manual and electric toothbrush have different sets of benefits, but also offer negative connotations as well, which leads to confusion. Which type of tooth brushing device is right for you? Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide to Tooth Sensitivity

April 17th, 2015

tooth sensitivityYou will never forget the day the searing pain hits the nerves in your teeth after eating a spoonful of mint chocolate chip. Your first thought is that you have a cavity, but you’ve been so careful to brush and floss each day! You visit the endodonist on recommendation by your regular dentist. The result: you’ve developed a tooth sensitivity to hot and cold. The endodontist gave you a sample of Sensodyne toothpaste and sent you on your way. So now what? Read the rest of this entry »

Signs You Have a Cavity 

April 12th, 2015
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Cavity fillings aren’t fun. Good dental hygiene will keep your teeth safe.

You may have perfect dental hygiene habits, but that doesn’t mean you are excluded from developing a cavity. By the age of 17, nearly 80 percent of people have had a cavity. It’s never fun to deal with dental hygiene issues, but it’s better to get a cavity fixed sooner rather than later. If you are unsure if you have a cavity, there are several warning signs to look for. Read the rest of this entry »

The Effects of Tobacco on Teeth

April 3rd, 2015

Smoking addictAs most people know, tobacco is a detriment to proper dental health.The negative effects of tobacco use are normally associated with cancer, but the health of a person’s teeth and mouth is often overlooked. Bad breath isn’t the only issue from tobacco use, however, and you may end up spending thousands of dollars to fix issues associated with your deteriorating dental health. Read the rest of this entry »

Toothbrush Tips to Know

March 27th, 2015

toothbrush-tipsLast week we discussed some common mistakes people often make when flossing their teeth. Flossing is only half of the dental hygiene story. When it comes to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you need a solid combination of tooth brushing and flossing technique. While many people think that they’ve got the art of tooth brushing down to a science, it is quite likely they are making a few mistakes. Your smile requires quite a bit of dental know-how. Make sure that you are following a few simple guidelines when you grab your toothbrush. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Flossing Mistakes

March 20th, 2015

Close-up of a mid adult woman holding dental flossThe biggest flossing mistake people make is not flossing at all. If you’ve gotten past the hurdle of adding flossing to your daily routine, congratulate yourself. Once you make a habit of flossing, it’s important that you make sure you are doing it correctly. Improperly flossing is better than not flossing at all, but you need to give your teeth the maximum level of protection from plaque and cavities. Flossing is your best defense against future gum and teeth problems, so make sure you aren’t making these critical flossing mistakes. Read the rest of this entry »