Tips on Keeping your Smile Bright after Teeth Whitening

Time, certain foods, tobacco products caffeinated drinks, wine and a variety of other things discolor teeth. If you have recently undergone teeth whitening, the chances are good that you will want to keep your teeth pearly white for as long as possible. Here are few tips to keep that smile looking pristine. Daily Care — Basic…

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The 3 Most Common Causes of Dental Phobias

Going to the dentist is no picnic. Even if you brush and floss regularly, you’re still going to have one of the most sensitive places in your body poked and prodded to make sure there’s nothing wrong. Poked and prodded by a trained professional, but poked and prodded nonetheless. However, there’s more to dental phobia than just…

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How A Cosmetic Dentist Can Change Your Self Image

The right cosmetic dentist can not only transform a smile into something spectacular. He or she can also help shape that person’s self-perception and feelings of well-being into powerful emotional tools that have the potential to improve one’s overall quality of life. After cosmetic dental treatments, patients frequently discover a marked increase in their self-confidence. They…

How To Extend the Life of Your Teeth Whitening Treatment

Professional teeth whitening treatments give patients amazing results. Unfortunately, teeth whitening doesn’t last forever, in most cases it lasts three to six months. But there are some steps you can take to ensure you are reaping the brighter, whiter benefits longer. Following some certain guidelines can extend the life of your whitening treatment. Genetics and lifestyle…

3 Questions Your Cosmetic Dentist Will Ask You

A cosmetic dentist is not only a doctor but an artist. Your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve a beautiful smile. However, there a few things your dentist must know before getting started. In order to get the best results, prepare yourself to discuss some of the following information with your cosmetic dentist. What is Your Overall…

Why Flossing is Important to Prevent Bad Breath

Many adults suffer from halitosis which is a chronic form of bad breath. It is a common problem that causes a lot of embarrassment as well as possible health risks. The good news is that halitosis is treatable with simple lifestyle changes and good dental hygiene practices. The following will discuss why flossing is important in helping…

Teeth Whitening-A New Smile for the New Year

Many people make New Year’s resolutions and improvements in personal appearance is most likely at the top of their list of goals.  If you have always wanted a more attractive smile, then professional teeth whitening may be exactly the procedure you are looking for in the new year. Although there are over-the-counter treatments and home…

Why Should I Floss?

Flossing is one of the most unappreciated, simplest steps that can be taken to not only improve and maintain your dental health, but your overall health. Because of how underutilized it is, the prevalence of periodontal disease in adults should come as no surprise. What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that affects not…

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Dental phobia is more common than you think

Dental phobia has lots of different names, dental fear, odontophobia, dentist phobia and dental anxiety.  Call it what you like but it is the fear of dentistry and receiving dental care. For those of us who see the dentist twice a year for routine cleanings or the occasional cavity it is no big deal.  However there are…

Why Fear of The Dentist Is Only Hurting You

Millions of Americans claim to have a dental phobia. The culprit for this, however, differs from person to person. Many people remember with dread the days before the development of “pain-free” dentistry, resulting in an unfortunate but understandable fear of the dentist. Others feel anxious about dental work because of a lack of information rather than from…