Proven and Effective Ways to Eliminate Bad Breath

Bad breath, medically known as halitosis, is a very common condition. It plagues millions of people every day and can put you in a very humiliating situation. But bad breath can be controlled, and in many cases, eliminated with the right oral and dental hygiene and incorporating certain dietary changes. If eating mints and chewing…

The Truth About D.I.Y. Teeth Whitening

 You Can Whiten Your Teeth Too Often Your teeth can stain over time from coffee, wine, cigarettes, and other products. All of which can affect your self-esteem and self-worth. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, it can cause major problems with your teeth and smile.  Deciding to use over-the-counter whitening material in place of having it…

Explore Your Smile Improvement Options with Our Cosmetic Dentist

Many people would change at least one thing about their smile if they could. Dr. James Phelan or Dr. Tyler Phelan of Exquisite Smiles are happy to help you explore your options during a personal consultation. This involves learning what you like and don’t like about your smile. From there, your cosmetic dentist presents you…

Halitosis: What’s Causing It?

Halitosis is defined by having chronic bad breath and is the third most common reason people seek dental care. Retailers everywhere offer a multitude of products for combating bad breath: scented floss, gingivitis-fighting mouthwash, and high-dollar toothbrushes. These products, however, are often just a temporary solution for combating halitosis, and won’t remedy the underlying issue causing it. Some of…

What’s Behind Your Bad Breath?

We’ve all had the unpleasant experience of waking up with terrible morning breath – the icky film on our teeth, the fuzziness on our tongue, and the unavoidable urge to run straight to the sink to brush our teeth. But for many, bad breath goes beyond needing a thorough morning teeth brushing routine; it’s a…

Why You Should Choose a Custom Night Guard

Our teeth undergo a great deal of stress. Among the various foods we eat, coffees we drink, and undulating hygiene routines, it can be a struggle to keep them healthy. A problem difficult to foresee, however, is bruxism. Bruxism is a condition of teeth-grinding wherein an individual will unconsciously clench and grind their teeth together,…

Use a Nightguard to Protect Your Teeth And Get Better Sleep

It’s common for people dealing with stress to grind or clench their teeth while sleeping. This unconscious assault on your teeth can lead to lower-quality sleep and waking up lingering jaw pain or headaches. Clenching and grinding will also cause serious damage in the long term, including wearing away the tooth enamel, creating chips or…

5 Common Causes of Bad Breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very common problem for many people. While some reasons for bad breath are not a cause for concern, others may indicate a more serious dental problem. Common causes of bad breath include: Poor Oral Hygiene A very common reason for bad breath is poor oral hygiene. When you don’t…

What is TMJ Disorder?

Do you wake up and have a sore jaw or experience a clicking sound when you open and close your mouth? If so, you may be suffering from TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorder. TMJ occurs when the jaw joint is misaligned. This condition can be very painful, but there are many treatment options available to those…

The Benefits of Cosmetic Dentistry

Your smile is one of, if not, the first impression you give to others. It should be bright, healthy and boost your confidence. If you are not fully happy with your smile, you should consider cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dental treatments are more affordable than you think and in a few simple steps you will have…