Category Archives Dentistry

orthodontic headgear

While braces are an effective way to realign the teeth, alternative means are sometimes required. Orthodontic headgear can be used to correct an overbite or underbite, and is usually prescribed to growing children. Slight discomfort is normal and side effects are rare. Orthodontic headgear refers to an appliance that creates the necessary force to adjust teeth to their proper position and…

Gum Inflammation

Gum inflammation is a common dental condition caused by the development of plaque on the teeth and gum line. If left untreated, gum disease may lead to tooth and jawbone loss. A variety of professional and at-home treatments are available to treat gum inflammation. Patients can prevent gum disease by practicing proper oral hygiene at home. Gum inflammation is an…

Root Canal

Post-operative symptoms following a root canal procedure are rare Certain common-sense precautions can ensure a smooth recovery Medications can help manage post-procedural pain Diet can make a difference in ensuring optimal healing A visit to your endodontist to get your root canal treated should end with a sense of relief that the worst is behind you -- unless you’re one…

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…

Whitening Pen

On the surface, most pens look relatively similar. They are usually thin, plastic tubes that house a whitening gel and are small enough to place in a purse or pocket (similar in size to a stain stick you’d use on your clothing). For those on-the-go and in need of a quick fix, portable pens can improve the color of your…

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…

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…

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