Teeth whiteners, Bleaching, dental veneers, braces…There is a reason why millions of people actively seek reputable cosmetic dentists and are willing to invest the time, energy and money it will take to get their teeth looking beautiful. It all boils down to confidence. First Impressions are Lasting Impressions When you meet someone for the first […]
Many people are unaware that below the enamel, your teeth are composed of dark colored dentin. As you age the natural enamel of your teeth begins to wear thing, gradually exposing the darker dentin underneath. To complicate matters all varieties of food and beverages can stain the enamel of your teeth. Soda’s acidic properties can […]
Everyone wants to have a nice smile, but sometimes the foods we eat can cause discoloration and stains to occur. The big culprits are coffee, cigarettes, and red wine, but there are others to watch for also. One concern can come from fluoride, or rather too much fluoride. An over abundance of fluoride in your […]
Have you ever wondered if you might be suffering from a tooth infection? Well to start with you should know that there are three different kinds of infection. The first kind is an infection in the pulp tissue of the tooth it self which is usually caused by tooth decay. Typically your body can fight […]
Bad breath can come from several sources, but one major culprit is food. We all know the usual food suspects that cause bad breath, but why? The answer is that the food you eat gets absorbed into your bloodstream where it transfers to your lungs. The fact of the matter is that you can only […]
For many people the idea of a tooth extraction is a deeply frightening proposition, but with the proper insight into the procedure itself extractions needn’t be a scary ordeal. The first thing your dentist will likely do is numb the area surrounding the tooth that is to be extracted so as to alleviate as much […]
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, 34,000 Americans will learn that they have oral or pharyngeal cancer in 2008. Even more shocking is the fact that only one half will be alive 5 years after the diagnosis. According to the OCF: If you expand the definition of oral cancers to include cancer of the larynx, […]
Public speaking, heights, flying, death, spiders, and the dentist. Sometimes it seems we can be afraid of some pretty innocuous things. Livescience.com reports that, out of 1,100 people surveyed, 5.5% were afraid of a trip to the dentist’s office, and of those women were 2.5 times more likely to be afraid. The fact of the […]
There are some marked differences between whitening procedures done in a cosmetic dentist office, and those done at home. The first obvious difference is the effects that can be achieved. Things like whitening toothpaste can make your teeth lighter, but the toothpaste treatment will only make your teeth about a shade lighter over a period […]
If you have never heard of Osteonecrosis, you are about to get your lesson. Essentially Osteonecrosis is bone death, in this case of the jaw bone, caused by a lack of blood flow. Osteonecrosis is most often linked to exposure to chemicals, which early on were things like lead and mercury, but recently certain medications […]
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