3 Reasons to Choose Professional White Whitening Instead of Home Treatments

Teeth whitening is such a popular cosmetic transformation that you can find plenty of options in every health and beauty section at stores. But over the counter treatments aren’t the right solution. It’s not because they have hydrogen peroxide. Dentists across the country use hydrogen peroxide-based treatments to help their patients every day. Instead, it’s…

Are Teeth Whitening Processes with Hydrogen Peroxide Safe?

When it comes to whitening your smile, there are a few different options. But they boil down to products with hydrogen peroxide versus products without. Here’s what you need to know about hydrogen peroxide if you’re worried about the effects: Hydrogen peroxide bleaches but doesn’t break down your teeth. Whitening gels with hydrogen peroxide break down…

A Cosmetic Dentist Asks: What Message is Your Smile Sending?

A smile is uniquely human and has the power to influence others more than any words can do. It’s one of the first things others notice about us and the most attractive thing we can add to our appearance. Here are just four reasons why smiling is so important: It releases natural endorphins in your…

Could I Benefit from a Night Guard?

We all want to protect our teeth and be comfortable. However, clenching and grinding can put our teeth and comfort at risk even when we are sleeping. A night guard can protect our teeth and relieve jaw discomfort. What is a night guard? What does it do? How is it made? How can you know…

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How is Zoom Teeth Whitening Better Than an OTC Treatment?

Teeth whitening creams and gels are widely available in stores. But that doesn’t make them the best choice for whitening your smile. Not only are the chemicals abrasive and dangerous, but it can also be tricky to apply the treatment to yourself. Getting a professional tooth whitening treatment is always preferable. Here’s how Zoom whitening…

3 Reasons to Start Wearing a Partial Denture

Dental procedures and tools are becoming more varied than ever. No matter what improvements you want to make to your smile, dentists have the technology to customize a solution that’s just right for your mouth. One of these constantly improving solutions is a partial denture. Not only can it make your teeth more functional, but…

Can Allergies Give You Bad Breath?

Spring is well underway, and that means allergies are impacting everyone. But allergies can give you more than itchy eyes or a persistent cough. Depending on the type of seasonal allergies you’re susceptible to, you might even have bad breath as an occasional symptom. What do allergies have to do with bad breath? If your…

The Difference Between Hard and Soft Nightguards

Chances are, if you suffer from jaw pain, worn teeth and headaches your dentist may recommend a nightguard. This is a common way to relieve bruxism, or extreme tooth grinding. If left unchecked, this could lead to a more serious problem called TMJ (temporomandibular joint inflammation). A nightguard can relieve bruxism, but the wrong type…

Is Fruit Actually Bad for Your Teeth?

Unless you’re specifically researching a health question (much like this one), it’s hard to know if the information you have is true. Dental health information might filter through evening news reports or conversational asides. Some dental habits are just that — habits — and a lot of facts may have come indirectly from toothpaste commercials.…