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Treatments for Yellow and Discolored Teeth

Human teeth discolor due to various reasons. There are three main types of discoloration of teeth: Extrinsic - Staining that occurs in the outer layer of the teeth, called the enamel. The main cause is Coffee, Wine, Cola beverages and smoking. These types of stains are usually yellow in color. Intrinsic - Staining that occurs in the inner structure [...]

By | October 16th, 2014|Cosmetic Dentistry, Tobacco, Tooth Decay, Whitening|Comments Off on Treatments for Yellow and Discolored Teeth

Hollow-head toothbrushes have up to 3000x more bacteria

The jury is back. Studies have shown that solid head power toothbrushes are more hygienic than hollow head power toothbrushes, at least according to scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. The reason for this is due to the solid head power toothbrush's inability to store large amounts of bacteria for [...]

By | September 12th, 2014|Dentistry|Comments Off on Hollow-head toothbrushes have up to 3000x more bacteria

How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

Part of healthy living is maintaining healthy teeth and gums. The brushing and flossing habits we develop when young are a good starting point. However, they should be accompanied by regular trips to the dentist. Only a dentist has the knowledge and experience to detect special problems or ailments that may have arisen. And a [...]

By | August 22nd, 2014|Cleaning, Dentistry|Comments Off on How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

Answers to Common Questions About ZOOM In-Office Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is an important part of keeping up your looks. The procedure can seem daunting, but you can rest assured that it is perfectly safe and quite effective. Although a number of toothpaste labels claim to that they whiten teeth, it is best to go to a dentist if your want the job done [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|Whitening|Comments Off on Answers to Common Questions About ZOOM In-Office Teeth Whitening

Choosing a Dentist for Your Child

Pediatric dentists specialize in the care of infants', children's, and teenagers' teeth. They have 2 to 3 years more training to meet the special needs of these age groups. They have special training in making children feel at ease and may have offices designed for children. Whether or not you use a pediatric dentist for [...]

By | June 19th, 2014|Dentistry|Comments Off on Choosing a Dentist for Your Child

What You Need to Know About Your Toothbrush and Brushing Habits

While most of us have been brushing our teeth since we were only a few years old, most of us are doing it wrong. The truth is that while brushing your teeth is such an ingrained habit, most of us are in serious need of a tooth brushing brush up when it comes to technique. [...]

By | May 24th, 2014|Brushing, Dentistry|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About Your Toothbrush and Brushing Habits

Why Your Wisdom Teeth Hurt, and How They are Removed

If you are having your wisdom teeth removed, you may have some questions about how this process works. Here is a step by step walkthrough of what to expect if you are having your wisdom teeth removed. 1. Your dentist will provide you with a method of sedation. In some cases this will include a [...]

By | April 23rd, 2014|Wisdom Teeth|Comments Off on Why Your Wisdom Teeth Hurt, and How They are Removed

Gum Disease Can Increase Risk of Oral Cancer

You are probably wondering if gum disease can increase risk of oral cancer if you have ever been diagnosed with periodontal disease. Studies have shown that if your immune system is compromised or weak then your chance of developing oral cancer is higher than someone with a stronger immune system. Gum disease is more common [...]

By | March 19th, 2014|Gum Disease|Comments Off on Gum Disease Can Increase Risk of Oral Cancer

Dental Health for Women During Pregnancy

It is common for many expectant women to experience dental problems. Dental issues such as cavities, gingivitis and periodontitis are common, and if left untreated, these conditions can easily harm both the mother and the baby. In order to avoid being victims of these dental problems, pregnant women should practice the following: Brushing and Flossing  [...]

By | February 12th, 2014|Pregnancy|Comments Off on Dental Health for Women During Pregnancy

The Real Cost of Cigarettes

The Real Cost is an initiative by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to help reduce teenage smoking. 9 out of 10 high school students don't currently smoke, and those numbers are fantastic, but we need to reduce that figure even further. This new commercial is targeted at a younger audience who are [...]

By | February 6th, 2014|misc, Tobacco|Comments Off on The Real Cost of Cigarettes