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  • Does Invisalign Really Work?

    Ok, in this article we will talk about these invisible braces called Invisalign. I hope you already are aware of what they are, but if you are not, and are just curious why so many people are talking about this topic, then basically they are the light, transparent, and one of the latest types of braces modern dentistry can offer. The main question, though, is “Does Invisalign Work?”. Well, yes, but not in all cases. How Does Invisalign Work If you don’t know, Invisalign is widely marketed as better, lighter, faster and more comfortable than traditional braces, which doesn’t help us much. To answer the “Does the Invisalign work” question…

  • Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

    We’ve all been told to brush our teeth twice a day to help maintain good oral health. But is it possible to brush your teeth too hard or too long or too much? The short answer is yes. Over-brushing can cause gum recession, erode tooth enamel, increase sensitivity and cause excessive wear and tear on your teeth and gums. It’s nearly as important to choose the right tools for brushing your teeth, as it is to use proper technique. Select a toothbrush with soft bristles that fits comfortably in your mouth. Your brush is too large if you have to strain to open your mouth to move the brush around.…

  • The Danger of Piercings in Your Mouth

    Body adornments are all the rage. It is true adornments go as far back as 1500 A.D., but perhaps they didn’t know the dangers. In most cases, piercings and tattoos are performed uneventfully, however oral piercings run risks due to the amount of bacteria in the oral cavity. Is your son or daughter contemplating a lip, cheek, or tongue piercing? If so, perhaps this blog will help inform their decision.  If you or someone you know has questions regarding oral piercings, your dentist can attend to your concerns and share vital information on how to care for piercings. There are millions of bacteria in your mouth, mostly residing on your…

  • Depression & Anxiety Linked With Tooth Loss

    There have been numerous studies linking periodontal disease to other health issues including diabetes, heart disease, and lung infections. There have also been studies linking dental health with stress and mental health. For instance, people who are experiencing financial stress who exhibit poor coping abilities, are twice as likely to develop gum disease than others. A new study indicates a link between depression, anxiety, and tooth loss. The effects of poor dental hygiene on the health of your overall body seem pretty much substantiated. Therefore, if you’ve been neglecting your teeth resulting in tooth loss or tender, bleeding gums, contact a periodontist for a complete gingival evaluation. Recent Study A…

  • The History of Toothpaste

    Ever wonder where toothpaste and mouthwash came from? Have you ever thought about what people used for toothpaste before the invention of Crest, Colgate or Aquafresh? (North American brand name toothpastes). Below are some interesting, point form facts and recipes that may help satisfy your curiosity – or spur it on!! Back in the Days of Buddha The activity of keeping the mouth clean dates all the way back to the religious figure Buddha. It has been recorded that he would use a “tooth stick” from the God Sakka as part of his personal hygiene regimen. In 23 – 79 AD the practice of oral hygiene included: Drinking goats milk…

  • Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

    An enormous amount of Americans avoid getting their teeth cleaned and checked due to fears, discomfort, or a general hate for the dentist office. Dentist visits are important to maintain good oral health, especially since your mouth can give insight to what else is wrong inside your body. Sedation dentistry is designed for that group of 10 percent of Americans that avoid visiting the dentist office each year due to fear of pain and torture. Sedation dentistry is right for you if you have a fear of any type of dental procedures. If you shake and feel uncontrollably nervous in the dentist office, then sedation is recommended. Children can even…

  • How Do You Choose The Best Toothpaste?

    Dentists are always emphasizing the need to brush one’s teeth. But with the myriad of toothpaste products that are found in the market, if the effectiveness of brushing influenced by the kind of toothpaste one makes use of? This is probably an issue that dentists need to clarify. Aside from picking the brand which is the most popular or which is most readily available, what are the other factors to consider when buying toothpaste? First off, the American Dental Association advocates for the use of toothpaste as the substance is noted to be effective in getting rid of plaque and preventing its accumulation. By fulfilling these two roles, toothpaste can…

  • Fluoride and Cancer Research

    Facts about Flouride The history of fluoride use in our water systems reads like an episode for the X-files… it is convoluted and complex, and until the recent declassification of government documents, many of the main players remained unidentified. It may be one of the few ‘conspiracy theories’ with a firm footing in reality. The Atomic Energy Commission, the FDA, du Pont, the American Dental Association, the U.S. Public Health Service and a score of others were either willing participants or pawns in the promotion of fluoridation safety. The reason behind the research used for this promotion was “…not about children’s teeth. It grew directly out of litigation against the…

  • What Is The Best Whitening Mouthwash?

    One of the easiest methods to whiten your teeth is to use a special mouthwash. All you have to do is rinse your mouth with the whitening mouthwash for 60 seconds every morning and night. You will see noticeable results within a week. It’s that simple! How Does It Work? All whitening mouthwashes contain some sort of bleaching agent. Hydrogen peroxide is the most widely used bleaching agent, and it’s also used by dentists when performing a professional in-office whitening treatment. It can penetrate and whiten the inside of the tooth (called dentin) to make it even whiter than its natural color, as opposed to non-peroxide products that only clean the surface (enamel). The concentration…

  • The Best Teeth Whitening Kits

    Do you want whiter teeth? Ok, how about the best teeth whitening kit currently on the market? I will explain how whitening kits work and show you the most highly recommended kit for sale. But first, you really should consult your dentist before embarking on a whitening treatment. Because after a thorough examination of your teeth and gum, your dentist will be able to determine what kind of whitening treatment that would suit you the best. Cavities must be fixed before using an at-home whitening kit, or else you risk toothache. Other types of problem – for example periodontal disease and tooth sensitivity – should also be treated before bleaching your…