There are ways to clean your teeth without using an over-the-counter whitening kit. Here are a few of them: Whitening Gum You can whiten your teeth just by chewing gum. Gum that has teeth-whitening power whitens the teeth by dissolving stains or polishing them away. Dissolving agents, such as malic acid, make dental stains easier to brush or rinse away. Additionally, polishing ingredients, such as baking soda, have a mildly abrasive texture that polishes away light staining from the tooth enamel. [Read More]
Does My Child Need Braces?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that every child has an initial visit to the pediatric orthodontist by the age of seven. At this age, most children have enough permanent teeth in place for an evaluation and the orthodontist can spot any signs that braces may be needed. Early detection of jaw and mouth issues can lead to shorter treatment times and fewer interventions. If you are not sure whether your child should be seen, one or more of these signs should trigger a visit to your orthodontist. [Read More]
Understanding The Dental Implant Process Before You Start
If you've been thinking about a dental implant instead of that partial denture, it's a good time to consider it. Dental implants help you to preserve the condition of your jaw bone and eliminate the instability and shifting that can happen with a removable denture. Before you actually take that leap, though, you should understand what you have ahead of you. Here's a look at what you should know to be better prepared for the process. [Read More]
Wisdom Teeth Are Such A Pain In The Mouth: Three Quick And Easy Ways To Relieve Wisdom Tooth Pain
Once your wisdom teeth begin to grow in, you will experience swollen and inflamed gums. All and all, this will not be the happiest time in your life. You will want the pain to go away as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the growth of wisdom teeth isn't a dental emergency, so the time it takes to get you in for an appointment could be weeks. You don't have to deal with the pain by yourself. [Read More]