8 Natural Ways to Brighten Your Smile!

A sparkling white smile is more than simply cosmetic – it also reflects the state of inner health. Teeth tend to yellow with age and exposure to staining food and drink, yet discoloration also suggests impaired tooth structure. All in all, light enamel color indicates well mineralized and strong teeth. But before rushing out to purchase a tooth whitening kit in an attempt to spruce up your smile, try a few safe and natural alternatives. Chances are, you will be pleasantly surprised at the results – and your dentist just might be too.

1. Eat crunchy foods. They will help remove many of the sugars and chemicals that cause stains and cavities. It’s the sticky foods that are your main criminals.
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Do you have sensitive teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is discomfort in one or more teeth that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. The pain can be sharp, sudden, and shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the underlying layer of your teeth – the dentin – becomes exposed as a result of receding [Read more...]

Your oral health care plan

Good oral health involves more than just brushing. To keep your teeth and mouth healthy for a lifetime of use, there are steps that you should follow. Here’s what you should consider:

1. Understand your own oral health needs.

Speak with your dentist or hygienist about any special conditions in your mouth and any ways in which your medical/health conditions affect your teeth or oral health. For example, cancer treatments, pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes and dental appliances (dentures, braces) can all have an impact on your oral [Read more...]

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Most people probably grind and clench their teeth from time to time. Occasional teeth grinding, medically called bruxism, does not usually cause harm, but when teeth grinding occurs on a regular basis the teeth can be damaged and other oral health complications can arise.

Why Do People Grind Their Teeth?

Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. [Read more...]

Gum disease

The dentists in our office have all had extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of Periodontal Disease. The vast majority of our patients with gum disease are treated with the most current procedures and medications to arrest and, if possible, reverse the course of the disease.  This may be as simple as more frequent re-care (hygiene) intervals or involve procedures such as scaling and root planning. Regardless of the treatment required, you can rest assured that everyone in the office will work diligently to control this oral condition that has been linked to a multitude of systemic problems, such as heart attacks and strokes.

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Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a procedure in which a tooth-colored resin material (a durable plastic material) is applied and hardened with a special light, which ultimately “bonds” the material to the tooth to restore or improve person’s smile. [Read more...]