Is Red Wine Good or Bad for Teeth?

Red wine has been an on-again, off-again interest in the health community. It’s always in the center of a debate about heart disease. Scientists and dieticians discuss its relative merits as a source of antioxidants and polyphenols. But red wine adds empty calories to your diet and could increase your risks of some cancers. But the…

Don’t Stain Your Smile: 3 Foods to Avoid This Fall

Every season has their own array of foods that can start to stain your smile. Summer has a lot of brightly colored and acidic fruits. Iced coffees and cold sodas are daily drinks. Even popsicles and energy drinks have a lot of coloring that starts to wear away the white in your smile. As summer turns…

The Importance of Treating Mild to Moderate TMJ

The joint that connects your jaw to your skull (the temporomandibular joint) can become inflamed and irritated. The pain could be constant, or it may come and go. If you have pain in this joint, or if you experience facial pain, neck pain or shoulder pain, you may want to bring this up to your…

3 Ways to Improve Bad Breath

Where does bad breath come from? Our mouths are filled with saliva, mucus, dead skin cells, tiny morsels of food, and millions of bacteria that are feasting on it all. The byproduct of this feast is a number of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), which let off an odor known as halitosis, or bad breath. Reducing Halitosis 1) Solidify your…

Prevention for a Whiter Smile and Healthy Teeth

The internet is ripe with different products to whiten your teeth. The various methods include natural and chemical-based methods to make your pearly whites sparkle and shine. Most of the products and recipes available to whiten your teeth treat the symptoms and fail to find the cause of the problem. Prevention is more important to…

How Can You Restore Your Smile? Find a Cosmetic Dentist

Teeth get worn down over time. Whether you want to brighten your smile after decades of drinking tea and coffee or you want to restore the surfaces of your back chewing teeth, cosmetic dentists have the tools for surface level improvements that have a deep impact on your life. But just like with a regular…

3 Tips for Adjusting to Your New Night Guard

Night guards can be uncomfortable, especially if you’re not used to wearing one and haven’t had experience with a retainer or previous mouth guard. But they are a great short-term treatment for sore jaws, nightly teeth grinding, and more serious conditions like TMJ. If your first night wearing the night guard was uncomfortable or it was…

3 Surprising Foods to Keep Away from White Teeth

Going to your dentist for a professional teeth whitening will get you far superior results to an over the counter or DIY product. Not only can they apply the whitening agent or light while protecting your gums, they give you an evenly white smile without splotches or dimly whitened crevices. But in the first few…

Make Cleaning Your NightGuard Part of Your Daily Routine

Night guards are built to give your jaw a break. Muscle soreness and teeth grinding, or more serious cases of temporomandibular disorder (TMJ), can cause a lot of symptoms throughout the day, including: jaw pain and tenderness, pain near your ear, in your facial muscles, and in your neck, difficulty chewing and opening your jaw,…

Bad breath: Lime solutions

Have you ever rubbed a lime peel against your teeth? This creates an amazing sensation with quite a sour zip. This is not only a wake-up call for your taste buds but also a clear way to whiten your teeth. If you squeeze a lime for use elsewhere the leftover rind can be used to press…