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The Truth About Whitening Toothpastes

April 23, 2019

In a bid to brighten up their teeth (and their smile), many people are opting for a whitening toothpaste. However, it is important to ask: how effective are these kinds of toothpastes? Can they really make your teeth whiter within a short period? Are they even safe? Find out below: Whitening toothpaste is quite effective … Continue reading “The Truth About Whitening Toothpastes”

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The 4 Stages of Periodontal Disease

March 27, 2019

When periodontal (gum) disease starts, its symptoms are so minimal that people often fail to notice it. As the condition gets worse, however, the symptoms become more prevalent. If you exhibit any of the following, it is time to visit your dentist: Stage 1: Gingivitis During the first stage, the gum is red and swollen, … Continue reading “The 4 Stages of Periodontal Disease”

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Causes of Sleep Apnea

March 27, 2019

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects approximately 22 million Americans.  Over 80% of people struggling with this condition do not know that they have it. It causes breathing to cease (for up to 10 seconds) and start again during sleep, and people with sleep apnea suffer from loud snoring, restless sleep, and … Continue reading “Causes of Sleep Apnea”

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The Different Types of Dental Implants and Their Advantages

February 25, 2019

If you are missing a tooth (or more) and you’re thinking of getting implants, you have 2 major options. To make your decision easier, here are the different implant types and their advantages: Endosteal implants Endosteal means “in the bone” and the implant has the shape of a small screw; it is ideal for patients … Continue reading “The Different Types of Dental Implants and Their Advantages”

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5 Habits That Are Harmful to Your Teeth

February 15, 2019

Everyone knows that eating junk and sugary food is bad for the teeth. However, there are many other less-known bad habits that may compromise your dental health. They are outlined below: Chewing ice cubes Sometimes, we get bored and feel the need to chew ice cubes; not smart. Your teeth are hard, but so are … Continue reading “5 Habits That Are Harmful to Your Teeth”

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Why Corrective Aligners Could Be The Answer To Your Smile Woes

February 4, 2019

Pretty much everyone these days has heard of corrective retainers as an alternate to braces.  While these aligners aren’t necessarily a good fit for everyone, they could be exactly what you’ve been looking for all this time.  Aligners work by switching out trays every week, allowing the teeth to be pushed into the correct position, … Continue reading “Why Corrective Aligners Could Be The Answer To Your Smile Woes”

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Why Orthodontic Treatment Is Necessary

December 29, 2018

Whether it’s braces or clear aligners you prefer, straighter teeth are more than just a vanity piece.  Aligning your jaw and/ or your bite can change more than just the obvious.  A “bad bite” might be embarrassing, but it can also lead to some rather serious health problems. The principle reason for getting any alignment … Continue reading “Why Orthodontic Treatment Is Necessary”

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Why Braces Are Both A Solution and Prevention

December 15, 2018

Most people think of a mouth full of clunky metal, difficulty eating, and an obstructed smile when they think of braces.  Any one of these alone is enough to divert you from this treatment, but together may be enough to send you screaming. However, what many people may not realize is that though they seem … Continue reading “Why Braces Are Both A Solution and Prevention”

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What To Do When A Tooth Falls Out

November 22, 2018

So you lost a tooth, what now? First off, if an adult tooth gets loose, you should see a dentist. Second, if you chose to ignore this and your adult tooth falls out, you should go to a dentist immediately. Third if for some reason your tooth cannot be replaced, or you refrain from going … Continue reading “What To Do When A Tooth Falls Out”

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Do You Really Need to Floss?

November 13, 2018

To most of us flossing every time we brush our teeth seems tedious and unnecessary. It’s just another small thing that we end up skipping in our ever-busier lives. But what if I told you that flossing even once a day could save your life? Ok that might be a little dramatic, but the point … Continue reading “Do You Really Need to Floss?”

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