Month: January 2014

Why Teeth Stains Are No Big Deal

Unlike most other dental issues, all teeth can stain at some point, whether from darkly-pigmented food and beverages or from something more serious, like a dental infection. The good news is that most teeth stains can be addressed with a simple teeth whitening procedure. Using professional-strength bleaching agents, Dr. Smith can brighten your smile in… Read more »

Why All Teeth Can Stain

You’re proud of your smile, so you do all you can to keep it looking as bright and as healthy as possible. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always guarantee that your smile will remain beautiful and blemish-free. A tooth infection, systemic illness, some medications, and habits like smoking or excessive alcohol consumption can dull and stain your… Read more »

How Fast are Fastbraces?

A number of factors contribute to your smile’s good health and function, including how your teeth are situated in relation to each other. Ideally, teeth should grow straight up and down, or vertically, from your jawbone and out through your gums. Orthodontics is a focus of dentistry that involves the study and treatment of teeth… Read more »

Is Chewing Gum Good or Bad for Children’s Teeth?

The question has flustered parents, teachers, and children alike for ages—is chewing gum good or bad for a child’s dental health? The habit can undoubtedly be annoying for adults chaperoning groups of gum-chewing children, but whether or not its detrimental to a child’s smile is a complicated question. Some additives, excessive chewing, and a lack… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Toothpaste

Toothpaste has been used in some form or other by civilizations as old as the ancient Egyptians. Primitive toothpaste ingredients were…well, primitive, consisting of charcoal, crushed bones, and/or pulverized sea shells. Thankfully, the tube of paste on your bathroom sink is more evolved, but the principles of effectively cleaning teeth remain largely the same. With… Read more »

The Secret to Dental Implants

Dental implants are small prosthetic root devices that are surgically inserted into a jawbone that’s missing teeth. More like natural teeth roots than conventional dental prostheses, dental implants are designed to become a permanent part of your anatomy, providing optimal support for your replacement teeth. By mimicking nature’s own design for your teeth, implants also… Read more »

What is Dentistry’s Relationship to Sleep?

As the window into your body, so to speak, your mouth and its health can have a serious impact on your overall quality of life. If asked about the relationship between dental health and sleep, some people might think first of a severe toothache that keeps them awake at night. The truth, however, is that… Read more »

Cosmetic Improvements for Your Smile!

Your smile generates some of your most dominant expressions, and aside from your eyes, it’s one of the most noticeable characteristics of your overall appearance. Consequently, the desire to improve your confidence might involve improving one or more blemishes that hinder your smile’s cosmetic appeal. Whether your teeth are stained or cracked, or your gum… Read more »

The Reason Why Teeth Hate Sugar

Have you ever wondered just how sugar leads to one of the most destructive dental issues, cavities? Most of us are familiar with the warnings about how eating too much sugar can rot healthy teeth. Nevertheless, not many people understand the process, or why sugar’s a threat, and common misconceptions can hinder your efforts at… Read more »