Toothpaste

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

The toothpaste aisle can be a bit overwhelming when you first see it, considering the variety of types available now. Some questions you may ask yourself are, what’s the difference, how do I know which kind to get? Well, have no fear because we are here to help you pick the best toothpaste for your…

Stress Linked to Cavities

Child cavities have been linked to the exposure of chronic maternal stress. Chronic maternal stress as a potential risk factor is something now being considered in addition to the wider implications of maternal well-being, social and psychological environment on dental health. Studies have shown that dental cavities are more common among kids whose mothers had…

Coffee and Your Smile

Do you drink a cup of coffee to start off the day? A study by the National Coffee Association says that approximately 54% of Americans drink coffee daily, and another 25% of Americans drink coffee “occasionally.” While coffee may be good for keeping you awake, it is detrimental to the look of your teeth. Coffee…

Stress

How Stress Hurts Your Teeth

Stress seems like an inevitable part of everyday life. While daily, small stressors may not have too much of an impact, constant or severe stress can do damage to your smile. Below is a list of oral ailments that may occur from an excess of stress, along with tips on how to fight back against…

Smoker's Mouth | Aesthetic Dentistry

A Smoker’s Mouth

If you smoke, chances are your dental needs are considerably greater than someone who does not smoke. An alarming statistic shows that smoking cigarettes is the number one cause of tooth decay and tooth loss. Smoking cigarettes also increases a person’s chances of getting periodontal disease, bone decay, and oral cancer. Studies show that smokers…

Root Canal: Myth v. Fact

The words “root canal” can be terrifying to people, especially those who have never undergone one themselves.  However, thanks to technology root canal procedures have changed considerably, and today we are here to dispel some of the top root canal myths! The number one myth is that root canal treatments are extremely painful. FALSE –…

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Cleaning Your Teeth

Everyone knows the importance of brushing their teeth twice and day and floss. However, did you know that your tongue is a big time target for bacteria? Although your tongue won’t get damaged directly, like your teeth do in the form of cavities, not cleaning your tongue can lead to some pretty negative results. Almost…

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Teeth Whitening

Everyone’s teeth will begin to yellow at some point due to enamel thinning as you age. Certain factors will worsen teeth yellowing and speed up the process. This includes drinking coffee, tea, colas, wine or dark juices, all which stain your teeth when particles embed in the pits and ridges of your enamel. Tobacco, whether…

Chewing Gum | Aesthetic Dentistry

Chewing Gum

The average American chews about 1.8 pounds of gum each year. Although some gum can be bad for your teeth, especially if you’re chewing nearly 2 pounds of it, most gum can now be chewed with little to no consequence. In fact, many gums can be beneficial to the chewer. Chewing sugar free gum can…

Dental Myths

There are a lot of myths about dental hygiene and dentists which are just not true. Misunderstandings about tooth care can lead to poor oral health or a fear of going to the dentist. Some of the most repeated and believed myths are: The more you bush, the better. Over brushing will wear down your…