Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth gums effectively. Use a toothbrush with nylon, soft, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and...
Do DIY Teeth Whitening Methods Really Work?
Some "natural" ways of whitening teeth, such as brushing them with a strawberry and baking-soda mixture, do not actually whiten teeth, and may even weaken them, new research finds.
5 DIY Teeth-Whitening Mistakes
An American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Survey asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile and an overwhelming number reported that they wanted whiter and brighter teeth. Unfortunately, many people attempt the do-it-yourself method when it comes to brightening up their smiles, which can have disastrous results and simply be ineffective. Don’t …
What is sleep apnea? How can my dentist help?
If you snore and suffer from sleepless nights you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is caused by a blockage of the airway, resulting in the temporary stoppage of breath during sleep. This often happens with the jaw goes back and the tongue falls into the throat. This decrease in oxygen can have damaging effects on the brain and the cardiovascular system, and can also lead to frequent awakenings or arouses at night which result in the patient being very fatigued during the day. Now there is a solution with sleep apnea dentistry. Your dentist can develop custom sleep appliances to help effectively treat sleep apnea. Sleep appliances place the jaw in a position to help maintain an open airway during sleep. Custom sleep devices are sleek and ergonomically designed with…
Dry Mouth: Is It Sneaking Past Your Radar?
A dental epidemic is brewing, and it's called Xerostomia, or "Dry Mouth". It sounds innocuous enough, and perhaps that is why many people affected by the problem fail to treat it, or...
How What You Eat Affects Your Teeth
When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of …
Kathy Bates Plays It Smart With Professional Teeth Whitening
Academy Award-winning actress Kathy Bates knows how important it is to present your best face to the world — and one of the most important features of that face is a beaming smile. But there came a point when she noticed something was a little off. “I've always had good teeth, but it see
10 Neat Optical Illusions
Melt your brain and amaze your eyes with these optical illusions.
Divorce and dentistry: Why is rate of divorce high among dentists, and how can they avoid it?
Dentists have the unfortunate reputation of having a higher divorce rate than the rest of the population. Turns out that isn't true. However, there are several factors that might lead to divorce in the profession. Here are some suggestions to help avoid becoming a statistic.
Why Does Dental Health Matter?
Dental health is one of the most neglected parts of our well-being. A lot of people do not realize that there is an intimate connection between dental health and overall health, which in turn is co…