Category Archives Dentistry

Whitening mouthwashes

Your teeth gradually start to yellow as you get older. Whitening mouthwashes can help keep your teeth white and healthy. Natural mouthwashes are a good alternative for people with sensitive teeth. The color of your teeth can have a big impact on your smile and overall look. As you age, the layer of enamel that covers your teeth starts to…

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a more porous type of charcoal with a very large surface area that binds easily to many toxins. Originally used as a treatment for poisoning, activated charcoal has recently become popular as an all-natural remedy for teeth whitening. Charcoal removes stains via abrasion, which can also compromise tooth enamel. Use activated charcoal on your teeth sparingly, and…

What is Crest Gum Detoxify? Crest Gum Detoxify is a deep cleaning toothpaste manufactured by Proctor and Gamble that uses an activated foaming formula to kill harmful plaque bacteria that reside below the gum line. Does Crest Gum Detoxify work? The active ingredient in Crest Gum Detoxify is stannous flouride. Stannous flouride is the chemical compound responsible for Gum Detoxify's…

We interviewed 42 dentists, dug deep into the scientific papers and have compiled a comprehensive study of the best teeth whitening products on the market. To determine the best teeth whitening treatments, you must first understand what type of discoloration you have and what treatments work best on it. What is teeth whitening?  Teeth whitening is the physical or chemical…

Overbite correction

An overbite is a misalignment of the upper and lower teeth that causes the upper teeth to be forced forward. Overbites can change the overall shape of the face, making the chin smaller and the face rounder. Orthognathic surgery can provide dramatic improvements, but comes at a high cost. There are many ways to correct an overbite, although the treatment…

cheek biting

Cheek biting can be caused by misaligned teeth or behavioral factors. Chewing, biting, or constant pressure on the inside of the cheeks results in lesions or ulcers. A range of treatment options are available to address both the causes and symptoms. What is cheek biting? Cheek biting is the chronic act of clenching teeth down on the inner cheek. Often…

white spots on teeth

White spots on teeth can occur in people of all ages. They can be caused by a number of medical and oral health issues. Happily, there are many treatment options available for white spots. Most people prefer the appearance of bright, white teeth. However, pale patches that are brighter than the color of surrounding tooth enamel can mean you are…

zirconia crown

Dental crowns are used most often to entirely cover or “cap” a damaged tooth or implant. Zirconia crowns are made of zirconium oxide -- a light-colored metal. Zirconia crowns are durable and low-maintenance, but more expensive than gold, porcelain or ceramic crowns. Dental crowns are fixed devices that are cemented on to existing weak, damaged or broken teeth to support…

gold tooth

Gold teeth implants offer a trendy, durable, and biocompatible alternative to standard porcelain. Unlike grills or crowns that are worn over the teeth, gold implants are meant to permanently replace teeth that are missing. Costs vary depending on the type of implant, the amount of gold used, and the dentist's treatment fees. Gold has a solid track record in the fields…

tongue scraper

Bad breath is typically caused by poor oral hygiene and lifestyle choices. It may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying medical condition. If halitosis is a consistent problem in your life, you should consult a doctor. While coffee breath, garlic breath or morning breath can be offensive, they’re not chronic problems. Chronic halitosis is a more serious, long-lasting…

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