Soda is one of the biggest enemies of dental health. Replacing soda with a healthier option can help you avoid future dental disasters. But we know what you’re thinking. Water is boring! Here are a few healthy soda alternatives that can still help you satisfy your craving while maintaining a beautiful smile. (more…)
Archive for June, 2016
Our first records of teeth whitening come from ancient Egyptians, around four thousand years ago. This may come as a surprise to many, who see teeth whitening agents in toothpaste and think the practice is somewhat new. After all, the process of brushing is a relatively novel practice, in the scheme of things. Read on to discover a brief history of where the trend of shiny, bright teeth originated.
The joint that connects your jaw is called your temporomandibular joint, or TM for short. You use it all the time to eat, talk, and yawn. With such frequent use, it’s not surprising that fifteen percent of Americans suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). You may also hear this disorder called TMJ. What are the differences between the two acronyms? Affinity Dental is here to walk you through it.
When you think of braces, you might think about how you see them on high school kids, and how much you don’t want them. Or maybe, you used to have braces, and your teeth have moved because you never wore your retainer (be honest!). The truth is, it’s never too late to get braces. More and more adults are signing up for the process–one million adults in America and Canada have braces. Technology has also changed, and the process is much less painful than it was when you were fourteen. The benefits of a better smile should bring you closer to the idea of braces. Read on to discover why braces might be right for you, even now.