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How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

How Safe is it to Brush Your Teeth with Baking Soda?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

Baking soda has been used for a variety of purposes throughout the centuries for health and household uses.  It has been used as an alternative for traditional over the counter toothpaste to brush teeth, to help freshen, clean and brighten laundry, as a cleaning tool to unclog a drain when mixed with vinegar, and in many food recipes since it is safe to digest. Many people think of baking soda as a “do-all” product since it can be used in…

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Bleaching Your Teeth Too Much May Cause Damage

Bleaching Your Teeth Too Much May Cause Damage

By | Cosmetic

Everyone is interested in looking their best and having a brighter smile. Seeking professional teeth whitening in moderation may help achieve these goals, however, some patients aren’t satisfied with the results of their treatments.  Some patients seek frequent and excessive teeth whitening sessions in an attempt to emulate images of their favorite Hollywood celebrities and their dazzling smiles. There can be an obsession which leads to over-bleaching one’s teeth to make them look as white as possible; this is a…

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Pros and Cons of Dentures vs Dental Implants

Pros and Cons of Dentures vs Dental Implants

By | Cosmetic, Oral Health

Missing teeth may not only affect your appearance, but may lead to a variety of oral health issues.  A gap in your teeth may impact how you speak or eat.  A missing molar may affect how you chew your food.  Remaining teeth surrounding your gap in teeth may begin to shift or become crooked, and bone loss may occur around the missing tooth.  The good news is there are a variety of treatment options to replace a lost tooth that…

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Smiling Bright? These Foods Could Stain Your Teeth.

Smiling Bright? These Foods Could Stain Your Teeth.

By | Cosmetic, Dental Visit, Oral Health, Oral Hygiene

The yellowing or staining of teeth is not just a problem for the older generation but for younger patients as well. There are many foods that will lead to the staining of your teeth – which is causing us to see stained teeth more and more among adolescents and children. There are three primary culprits that cause tooth staining. Chromogens – Chromogens are compounds in your food and drink that cause deep pigmentation and easily stick to your tooth enamel. Tannins…

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What You Need to Know to Maintain Healthy Teeth with Braces

What You Need to Know to Maintain Healthy Teeth with Braces

By | Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

It can be frustrating when trying to brush those areas of your teeth that are difficult to clean or hard to reach when you wear traditional braces. Your dentist will always encourage you to brush your braced teeth after every meal and right before you go to sleep each night. Here are some recommendations that may help keep your braced teeth clean while making sure you do not harm or damage the dental appliances.  Be particularly careful with the type…

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DIY Braces Effectiveness and Why You Should Consult Your Dentist First

DIY Braces: Effectiveness and Why You Should Consult Your Dentist First

By | Children's Dentistry, Cosmetic, Oral Health

Sometimes things that sound too good to be true are just that: not true. Products on the internet that claim to straighten your teeth at a fraction of the cost may actually cause damage to your teeth. Here are some factors that you should be aware of when it comes to using common types of DIY braces. How are DIY Braces made? DIY Braces are made out of all kinds of materials that are neither sterile nor of high quality. …

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Is whitening toothpaste effective?

Is Whitening Toothpaste Effective?

By | Cosmetic, Oral Hygiene

Our lifestyle choices can affect how bright our smile looks and how long lasting whitening products will be effective. If you consume coffee, soda on a regular basis, or smoke cigarettes you will need a whitening method that will do away with the surface stains that accumulate. Understanding what the active ingredients are in whitening toothpaste and the differences between various products will help you make an educated decision about what treatment will best meet your needs. How do I…

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How-to-Guide to Obtain a Whiter Smile

How-to-Guide to Obtain a Whiter Smile

By | Cosmetic

We all want to be proud of our smile, since the shade of our teeth is usually the first thing anyone notices about our smile. When looking for products to help  obtain a whiter smile, there are several options with varying results and costs to consider. All teeth have a natural shade ranging from an off white to a slightly more yellow shade, and overtime your teeth’s natural color will change as you age. A big factor in how your…

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