Maintain the Bright White of Fresh Tooth Whitening

When you recently had your teeth whitened, it is a great look. Your teeth shine and you want to show off your smile to the world – as you should. In order to keep that look, you need to make sure that you carefully consider what items to have as part of your diet afterwards. Many foods and drinks can lead to discolored, or fully stained teeth. If you want to keep that bright, white look for as long as possible, then make sure to eat these foods and drink these beverages sparingly. Foods to Limit in Your Diet for Whiter Teeth There are many food products you need to be careful of after newly whitened teeth. For example, pretty much anything tomato based should be strictly limited. Tomatoes are great at staining the teeth, plus the high acidic content can lead to...

Why Your Tooth May Hurt and What to Do Until We Can See You

There are many reasons you could wind up with a toothache. One of the most common is a cavity, or a small hole in your tooth that is starting to decay. This can let in a lot of bacteria and cause pain, especially if it forms down by the root or nerve of your tooth. However, that is not the only reason your tooth may hurt. The only way to know the cause for sure is to come in and let us take a look. Here are a few things you can do to manage your discomfort until your appointment with us. Ways of Easing a Toothache Assuming your tooth is not obviously cracked or broken, then the first thing you should do is to brush your teeth. That way, if the pain stems from an item stuck by your tooth, you may dislodge it and the pain could stop. You should also make sure to...

Problems Caused by Missing Teeth

Even one missing tooth can lead to major oral problems. So, you have recently, or maybe not so recently, lost one of your teeth. It cracked on something, and broke in a way that was not salvageable. It should not be anything major you need to worry about, after all, it was just one tooth, right? Unfortunately, that is not the case. Even a single missing tooth can lead to a wide range of problems. It is important that you figure out a way to treat that missing tooth before it damages your entire mouth. The longer it is left, the more damage it has the potential to do. What Can One Missing Tooth Really Do? Many people think that just one little missing tooth will not do much, but that one tooth can have a domino effect. First, your teeth begin to shift because...

Kids & Toothpaste

How Much Toothpaste Do Kids Really Need? Every parent has gone through the battle of trying to get their child to brush their teeth properly. Some days the kids want to brush, while other days, they want to spit their toothpaste out and run the other direction. Thankfully, those phases typically pass quickly, and most kids really get into brushing their teeth in a short time. Making sure that you are brushing with children the right way can go a long way towards them accepting the process and it becoming something they do instead of something they dread. How to Properly Brush a Child’s Teeth First, you must understand the right amount of toothpaste when you want to brush your child’s teeth. The point of brushing is to try and brush for two minutes, without...

Baking Soda Toothpaste

Choosing the right toothpaste can be difficult these days. One option that has become popular over the past few years is toothpaste containing baking soda. Some people prefer a healthier natural alternative to toothpaste that contains fluoride. Fluoride toothpaste has been linked to strengthening enamel, but some people prefer to use toothpaste without it. There are toothpastes that contain baking soda and fluoride that can give you the whitening power as well as enamel protection. The Benefits of Baking Soda Toothpaste Although baking soda is thought to be too abrasive to some people, it has actually been used to clean teeth for 150 years. The FDA regulations require a toothpaste to be tested for its relative dentin abrasivity. This test requires the testing of...