Worried About Dental Costs? Use Your FSA

Figuring out your budget for dental work can be tricky. Just like with general healthcare coverage, employers and the federal system have open enrollment periods for elective dental insurance. Outside of those periods, it can be difficult to get covered. But if your general health insurance plan includes an FSA option, you don’t have to…

If You Snore, Check Your Heart; Here’s Why

Snoring isn’t just snoring. It’s one of the most recognizable signs of sleep apnea. But sleep apnea isn’t just sleep apnea, either. It’s a warning sign that problems may be developing with your heart. Here are three reasons to tell your doctor and your dentist if you snore. 1. Sleep apnea stresses your heart. Sleep…

4 Ways to Treat Mild or Intermittent TMJ Disorder

TMJ rarely escalates into a disorder that requires surgery. But even mild temporomandibular dysfunction can cause you pain and stress that impacts your day-to-day quality of life. If you have intermittent jaw pain or muscle problems, go see your dentist or doctor. The faster they can diagnose a condition, whether it’s TMJ disorder or not,…

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…