Five Things You Didn’t Know About Teeth Whitening

In order to decide whether or not whitening is right for you (and which of the many whitening techniques on offer is best), understanding is key. Here are some surprising facts about whitening: ● Tooth discoloration is inevitable. Yes, there are some bad habits out there like smoking and excessive consumption of soda and coffee, which will stain teeth more noticeably, but tooth discoloration is inevitable for us all. As we get older and the ‘shine’ or brilliance of our … Continue reading

You’re Never Too Old for Straight Teeth

The word “Orthodontics” tends to conjure images of children with brace-filled smiles, but the reality is that nearly 20% of patients seeking correction of a crooked smile are adults. Many adults seek out orthodontic treatment for aesthetic reasons (a beautiful smile is, after all, a valuable career asset). However, healthy and well-aligned teeth have a profound impact on your oral and well-being. Malocclusion, the primary focus of Orthodontics, refers to an improper ‘bite’ or joining of the teeth. Having a … Continue reading

Plasma Rich in Growth Factors (PRGF)

Did you know about the most promising new dental technology that comes from inside your own body? Plasma Rich Growth Factors (PRGF), are natural substances found in your blood plasma. They contain a high concentration of platelet cells which accelerate your body’s normal healing process by increasing the amount of proteins and nutrients needed to repair cells. PRGF is safe to use since it is harvested from your own blood. New PRGF distillation techniques take just 15 minutes and require … Continue reading

Implant-Supported Crown or Fixed Dental Bridge?

If you are missing a tooth, there are many factors to consider when creating a treatment plan to replace your tooth. There are two approaches, either an implant-supported crown or fixed dental bridge, which both offer reasonable solutions for patients. Fixed Dental Bridge A fixed bridge is constructed with crowns covering the teeth on both sides of the space, with single-unit prostheses in-between called a pontic. One of the problems associated with a fixed bridge is that the natural teeth … Continue reading

Get the Perfect Smile with Veneers

Porcelain veneers offer a simple, non-invasive solution for chipped, broken and discolored teeth. This dental procedure is a fairly painless process and can be completed in a few visits. Using porcelain veneers has many benefits both for the appearance and health of your teeth. We offer beautiful and natural-looking porcelain veneers, you don’t have to be ashamed of chipped, stained or misaligned teeth anymore. You will be able to smile with complete confidence. Cover Up Gaps, Chipped, Broken or Discolored … Continue reading

Keeping Your Teeth Healthy During Pregnancy

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy have many benefits for you and your baby. Your body undergoes many changes during pregnancy and some of these can affect the health of your gums and teeth. During pregnancy our hormones change. Fluctuating hormones can cause dental problems or make existing dental problems worse, like loose teeth, gum disease, pregnancy tumors on gums and tooth decay. The most common issue pregnant women experience is pregnancy gingivitis and it typically settles down … Continue reading

Foods and Drinks to Avoid to Maintain White Teeth

Stains and discolorations on your teeth are unattractive. They occur slowly, and you may not even notice them until a picture or a reflection suddenly reveals the truth, your teeth are gray, yellow or brown. Teeth can become stained for many reasons, but one of the most common is food. Coffee, Tea and Cola These are favorite drinks that wake us up in the morning and keep us going in the

Healthy Options for Teeth and Gums

A diet rich on vegetables, nuts and fruits A strong immune system is very important to help fight inflammation and bacteria. Essential vitamins and antioxidants found in fruits, vegetables and nuts help protect gums and teeth as well as keep them clean and give the breath some freshness.

How Eating Disorders Affect Teeth

There are a lot of repercussions to the teeth in the mouth of a person battling eating disorders. Such negative effects could include the loss of teeth, gum problems and erosion of the enamel on the tongue side of the teeth due to the acids involved in bulimia. In addition, people with eating disorders lack nutrients that can result in osteoporosis, weakening of the bones in the jaw that support the teeth and this may lead to tooth loss. More … Continue reading

Chronic Headaches and Dental Treatment

Chronic severe headaches are an affliction that affects one in eight Americans. Most headaches stem from muscle tension. Many tension headaches can be related to your bite and your dentist might be able to help ease that tension and pain. How teeth are related to chronic headaches Grinding and clenching are associated with muscle tension and eventual pain. When you grind or clench your teeth, you place extreme forces on your jaw and facial muscles. This may lead to constant … Continue reading