Keeping Your Teeth White After Whitening Treatment

white-teethYou just had your teeth whitened, and you can not stop looking at how sparkling white they are. It is an incredible feeling to have a healthy, beautiful smile, which is why it is important to take the right steps to preserve its beauty. While teeth whitening does not last forever, these tips will help to make it last longer.

Avoid Stain Causing Beverages
One of the most common causes of tooth discoloration are drinks that can cause stains. These include soft drinks, tea, red wine, and coffee. While it would be a bit much to try and cut all of that out of your diet completely, limiting the amount of drinks that could stain your teeth or using a straw can keep your teeth white for longer. Continue reading

Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

beauty image of young asian womanDental emergencies are usually characterized by impending or actual tooth loss, oral pain, swelling or discomfort that the patient cannot resolve on his or her own. While most dental emergencies are not life threatening, they can certainly make it less comfortable and can lead to permanent damage. Below are some of the most common dental emergencies and how to manage them until professional medical attention is available.

Common Dental Emergencies
• Broken teeth
• Teeth that have been knocked loose or knocked out
• Unexplained toothache Continue reading

Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

cosmetic-dentistryOne smile can make all the difference in the world, it can change your mood, disarm a stranger, and impress the right people in a social or business situation. Our smile is usually the first thing that people judge when they meet us, which can be discouraging for those of us with less than perfect or damaged teeth. Fortunately, advances in cosmetic dentistry means that you can have the smile you always wanted.

Boost Your Health
Did you know that poor oral health does not only mean tooth decay and gum disease? People who do not take care of their teeth are more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems and pancreatic and oral cancer. Also, poor oral health is one of main culprits for frequent headaches and joint paint. Restoring your smile with cosmetic dentistry will boost your oral health and motivate you to implement regular and proper care. Continue reading

Addressing Tooth Discoloration After Trauma

teeth-discolorationWhitening your teeth can have a dramatic appearance if they are stained or discolored. If you have a tooth that has become discolored after trauma or injury, it can sometimes be treated successfully with whitening.

Causes Of Discoloration
Many factors can cause discoloration of the teeth, including food and beverages, aging, and certain medications. In addition, teeth can be discolored due to trauma or injury. This type of discoloration varies depending upon the kind of trauma experienced, the age of the tooth, and how quickly it was treated by a dental professional. Continue reading

How to Prevent Tooth Decay

tooth-decayEating habits and food choices can lead to tooth decay or cavities. Studies show that snacking on sugary foods and sipping sugary drinks all day long can damage your teeth. Plaque is a very sticky substance that adheres to a person’s teeth. Over time, the acid in the plaque will start to dissolve a person’s tooth enamel. This in turn leads to holes in the tooth, which are known as decay. There are a few measures you can take to prevent tooth decay.

Brush Your Teeth Daily
One of the most important things you can do is brush your teeth regularly and correctly. That is the first and foremost way to prevent against cavities, tooth decay and other unwanted germs in your mouth. Continue reading

Natural Oral Care Solutions for Whiter Teeth

white-teethOver the years as we grow older the enamel in our teeth begins to fade which results in staining and yellowing of the teeth. Many people resort to teeth whitening procedures to brighten their smiles back to their original shade. However, there are some things that you can include into your diet that can help brighten your smile.

• Pears, Celery And Apples – The high water content of pears, celery and apples helps stimulate saliva and cut down on acidity. Saliva helps clear your mouth of food debris, keeping your pearly whites clean.

• Water – Not only is water a good idea for health in general, it also boosts dental health. Water contributes to a white smile by decreasing acidity in your mouth. Acids can damage tooth enamel. Continue reading

I Want to Change the Shape of My Teeth: What Are My Options?

mouthwashA person’s smile has the ability to change their whole outlook on life. A winning smile is often seen as a sign of confidence. If you have unsightly, crooked or discolored teeth, your confidence level may not be at its full potential. This is where cosmetic dentistry can help.

What Treatment Options Are There For Changing The Shape Of My Teeth?
There are several different treatment options that can be used to help you get the look and shape for your teeth that you prefer. Whether you would like your teeth to be a little longer, have smaller spaces between your teeth or to repair and cover up chips. Continue reading

Mouthwash: Good or Bad for Your Teeth?

mouthwashYour dental health is important to you, and that is why you want the very best products to make it into your dental care routine. While you may have already found the best toothpaste or toothbrush, you may still be struggling to complete your dental care routine with a high-quality and enjoyable mouthwash.

Types Of Mouthwash

• Therapeutic Mouthwash
This type of mouthwash is meant to fight off dental diseases like tooth decay and periodontal disease. These will have antibacterial and anti-plaque properties. By reducing plaque and tartar you will decrease the risk of periodontal disease as well as decrease gum inflammation. Continue reading

TMJ Disorder: How to Relax The Jaw by Eating Right

tmjIf you suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, you know how painful it can be to chew certain foods. There are many possible treatment options to help alleviate the pain caused by TMJ disorder. One such treatment option is to modify your diet to see what affect that has on your TMJ pain.

Foods To Eat That Help With TMJ Disorder
The following soft foods can help you avoid opening your jaw too wide and putting extra tension on your jaw:
• Yogurt
• Soup
• Mashed potatoes
• Beans Continue reading

Signs You Should Visit Your General Dentist

dentistRegardless of your age, maintaining good oral health is important. While it is recommended you visit your dentist twice a year to keep your mouth healthy, there are some symptoms that require immediate attention.

Hot And Cold Sensitivity
Sensitivity or pain while drinking hot or cold beverages has many causes, including tooth decay, worn fillings, fractured teeth, gum disease and damaged tooth enamel. Continue reading

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