Archive for November, 2020

Comparing At-Home and Professional Teeth Whitening Treatments

Monday, November 30th, 2020
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Depending on your goals, you may decide to pursue either at-home or professional teeth whitening treatments.

If you wish your teeth were whiter, you’re not alone. Most people want their smile to be brighter and more confident. The dilemma many face is which treatment they can trust to provide them with a new smile. There are multiple types of teeth whitening treatments available to people, depending on whether they prefer at-home or professional teeth whitening. The primary difference is that at-home treatments are done by the patient, and professional treatments occur in a dentist’s office. Read on to learn more about what makes these treatments different and which may be best for you.  (more…)

Protect Your Teeth From Bruxism and Seasonal Stress Grinding

Thursday, November 19th, 2020
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Is seasonal stress grinding your teeth down? Don’t let bruxism damage your teeth permanently.

The holiday season will create a significant amount of stress for individuals over the next two months. While this time can have many enjoyable elements, the stress produced by gift-buying, school assignments, work projects, family, and more can all contribute to bruxism. What is bruxism? This is the condition in which you clench and grind your teeth throughout the day and night. This clenching and grinding can become disruptive and lead to body pain and tooth sensitivity. If you believe you suffer from bruxism, read on to learn more about the symptoms and treatments, and schedule a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible. (more…)

Six Types of Dental Exams You Can’t Skip

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
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Don’t skip these crucial dental exams.

There is a reason dentists recommend scheduling checkups every six months. Attending regular dentist appointments is necessary for teeth and gum health and the best way to detect potentially significant problems. There are several types of dental exams you can’t afford to skip. Read on to learn more about the importance of each of these examinations.  (more…)

How to Manage Tooth Decay Risk Factors

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
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Do what you can to lower your risk for tooth decay and cavities.

Tooth decay doesn’t happen randomly but is the end result of bacteria feeding on the sugar present on your teeth and producing acid. High acidity then erodes your tooth enamel and creates the perfect environment for cavities and tooth decay. However, you don’t need to wait for cavities to form to address them. You can monitor the following four tooth decay risk factors to prevent cavities from developing.  (more…)