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Myths About Whitening

Everyone wants to have a whiter smile but making the decision to pursue whitening treatment can be tough. Myths and stereotypes can lead to negative connotations, inhibiting you from moving forward with treatment. Below are three misconceptions about teeth whitening:   Teeth whitening treatments at my doctor’s office are no more effective than those purchased […]

Oral Health: All About Gums

Oral Health: All About Gums     Why should teeth get all the fame?  Since the beginning of time, teeth have taken center stage in the oral health arena, while their close cousins, the gums, have occupied more of a back-seat role.  So, we have decided to dedicate this article to gums!  What makes them […]

Oral Cancer: Know the Signs

Oral Health: Get Your Oral Cancer Screening   Did you know that mouth cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide? The sad truth is that oral cancers are more than twice as common in men as in women, and the fastest growing group of oral cancer patients are young, healthy, nonsmoking individuals. Now is […]

Flossing: Absolutely Necessary

Yes, You Still Have to Floss. No, the dance move “flossing” does not count. The AP recently released an article making the claim that “there’s little proof that flossing works”. Their review cited a series of studies that found flossing does little or nothing to improve oral health. Here’s the problem: the studies were flawed. […]

Teeth Discoloration

What color are your teeth?  Of course, there is no “right” answer.  Teeth come in endless shades and ranges.  When we talk about tooth color in our office, we try to break it down into no fewer than 40 shades (light to dark) and ranges (color).  Everyone’s teeth are unique, and the possibilities are endless. […]

Can You Whiten Teeth Naturally?

From powders to pastes, there are many ways people try to whiten their teeth. However, not every recipe we see online truly whitens correctly. It may be tempting to think ingredients in our own kitchens could hold the key to a brighter smile, but just because a method is natural doesn’t mean it’s healthy. In […]

Why You Should Whiten Your Teeth

  Just like we all have different hair and skin color, people also have different teeth color. Some teeth are naturally more yellow than others, while some yellow with aging. Your natural tooth color can also be affected by many factors like:   Using tobacco (smoked or chewed) Drinking coffee, tea, or red wine Eating […]

What the fluoride?

Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter, and for good reason! Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities by making your enamel more resistant to the acid that causes tooth decay. Before teeth are fully grown, the fluoride taken in from foods and beverages help make tooth enamel stronger. This provides what is called a […]

3 Tips to Keep Your Gums Healthy and Happy

  Keeping your gums healthy is vital to ensuring that your mouth stays clean and your teeth stay intact and in pristine condition. Incorporating a few simple steps into your daily oral hygiene routine will keep your teeth and gums healthy, happy and your smile shining bright for years to come. Floss Like a Boss […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Good Dental Hygiene

  Dental Hygiene is important. Those who practice good oral habits reap the benefits, while the latter… not so much. Most of us have a great deal of control over whether or not we keep our teeth as we age. Those who don’t follow a proper routine, end up losing their teeth, thus requiring the […]