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.…

Whiter Teeth for a More Confident You

Your smile says a lot about you. It’s something you see when you experience feelings of joy, happiness, and love. Maybe you once had a smile that you loved showing off, but after years of drinking coffee or smoking, it has faded. Here at Exquisite Smiles, we understand how important your smile is to you.…

Try Winter Foods for Better Breath

Crisp, cool winter weather also means that it’s time to stock the fridge with delicious fall staples. In addition to poor oral hygiene that can cause halitosis, or bad breath, some of the foods we love so much during the fall months can also be culprits of less than fresh breath. Soups, stews, and roasts…

What Do I Need to Know About TMJ Disorder?

When you have a headache, you likely don’t consider seeking the help of your dentist. While everyone suffers from the occasional headache, frequent, unexplained headaches– and particularly if they’re accompanied by jaw clicking and popping– might, in fact, be the result of a dental concern known as TMJ Disorder. What is TMJ Disorder? Your temporomandibular…