We all seem to know a thing or two about plaque, but the overall population knows a lot less about tartar. Tartar is a hard, yellow substance that forms on your teeth when plaque is not properly removed and is left to harden. Once plaque turns to tartar, it’s bad news for teeth. While plaque … Continue reading How Can Tartar Affect Your Oral Health?
On your wedding day, you want to look your absolute best for all those photos and videos, and most importantly, for the person you’re walking down the aisle to. Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life, and with all the effort you put into all the other aspects of the … Continue reading Something Old, Something New (And Don’t Forget Something White!)
Modern dentistry offers many alternatives to dentures. However, dentures are still an option for many patients. Here is what you should know about dentures before making a decision regarding your oral health. Dentures are a big change from natural teeth. There is definitely an adjustment period when it comes to dentures. How They Look and … Continue reading What Do You Need to Know About Dentures?
Do you notice pain in your jaw when it is cold outside? Do you feel sharp pains in your jaw and teeth during chilly weather? If so, you may have a serious jaw condition that needs treatment by a specialist. Although it is possible that cavities are the source of your pain, it is likely … Continue reading Does Cold Weather Hurt Your Jaw?
Many people think that orthodontics is as simple as just applying pressure on teeth until they move to their desired location. However, what they fail to consider is the importance of using the right tools to move the teeth as well as taking the proper care and consideration of the root structures and the impact … Continue reading How to Ruin Your Teeth With DIY Orthodontics
If you’ve ever reached for a stick of sugar-free gum and checked the ingredients, then you’ve probably heard of xylitol. Xylitol is a naturally occurring carbohydrate that looks and tastes just like regular sugar. The difference? Xylitol is actually good for your teeth! Xylitol is made from either corncobs or trees. Using corncobs to produce … Continue reading What Xylitol Can Do For You
More than 200,000 women are in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. With a breast cancer diagnosis comes a great amount of health challenges, including issues with oral health. Many breast cancer patients are at risk for dental caries, pain, and xerostomia. These conditions can seriously affect oral health. Xerostomia is a … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Oral Health
Conventional wisdom, and society in general, has often pointed to coffee as a leading cause of stains on teeth. After all, it stands to reason that dark pigments in coffee could stain porous surfaces like your teeth. Most dentists would confirm this, and while it is true coffee can have that effect, new studies show … Continue reading Coffee: A Natural Way to Protect your Smile?
When you think of dental hygiene, a toothbrush and toothpaste immediately comes to mind. A cult has been built around toothpaste-a thousand different varieties, brands, flavors, and functions exist. Each new commercial touts a different dentist’s recommendation, and consumers are left baffled in the drugstore aisle wondering if whitening specialties really work. Unfortunately, all of … Continue reading Are You Better Off Without Toothpaste?
Recently hailed as an inexpensive and organic alternative to teeth whitening, fruit concoctions have arisen as the new way to get those pearly whites. But is there any truth to all these claims? A study at the University of Iowa points to “No”. Associate Professor So Ran Kwon tested homemade strawberry-baking soda mix, over the … Continue reading Fruits for Whiter Teeth?