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5 Dental Hygiene Tips for a Healthy, White Smile

One of the first things we notice about people is their appearance, and a beautiful, healthy smile is something that most of us find immediately attractive and appealing. However, as we age it is only natural for our teeth to suffer from all manner of issues. These could include yellowing, staining, cavities, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. And although there are certainly ways to deal with... [Continue Reading]

The Best Treatment Options for Tooth Aches and Pains

Tooth Aches and pains can become extremely uncomfortable and difficult to live with on a daily basis. Ideally when a toothache develops you would visit the dentist immediately. Unfortunately, it is often quite difficult to get a dentist appointment quickly and so you are left in pain for days or even weeks. As you wait, it is helpful to have some tricks up your sleeve to help you to reduce the... [Continue Reading]

Overcoming Your Fear of the Dentists Drill

We all have things that instil fear within us, cause us stress and anxiety and sleepless nights. It can be something as small as a fear of insects or animals to a deeper fear that affects our safety or causes us pain or discomfort. The fear of the dentist is something that affects a high percentage of people as we often associate a trip to the dentist with the use of drills, extensive work and... [Continue Reading]

5 Common Causes of Dental Cavities

If you put a group of people together in one room and you asked them to tell you about one of the places they least like to go, we wouldn’t be surprised in the least if an overwhelming majority said the dentist. It’s not so much the idea of going to the dentist office that makes a lot of us nervous; it’s wondering what they’re going to say after performing a check-up or... [Continue Reading]

5 Healthy Teeth Whitening Options

Although most people absolutely hate those twice-yearly trips to the dentist, everyone wants the bright, shiny smile that consistent dental care provides. But what happens if you brush after every meal, floss daily and still don’t seem to have the gleaming white smile you desire? It’s tough to look at advertising and television for a comparison, as those models and actors spend tens of... [Continue Reading]

Common Causes of Tooth Discoloration

Most people find a bright, white smile to be attractive, perhaps because yellowing and discoloration are common signs of aging and even tooth decay. At the biological level, we’re interested in finding potential mating partners that are young, strong, and healthy. So it’s only natural that we are attracted to the qualities that white teeth denote. And luckily, there are many options... [Continue Reading]

5 Benefits of Regular Dental Checkups

There are certain experiences in life that might be incredibly unpleasant, but cannot be ignored. You may not like it, but you have to pay your taxes every April. Perhaps for you that difficult task is visiting a particularly grumpy relative, or managing an audit of your company. For some people, simply going to the dentist falls into this category. But while you might not like it, those regular... [Continue Reading]

Getting Braces: 5 Things You Should Know

The thing about braces is that not only are they for preteens, but adults as well. No matter if you have a few crooked bottom teeth or a severe overbite, getting braces might be the only way to bring your smile back. Not only can braces or adult orthodontics make your teeth straighter and your smile whiter, but also it can bring your confidence and self esteem back too. There is nothing like... [Continue Reading]

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Family Dentist

People often see dentists as a necessary evil, the bringers of discomfort that must be seen every six months whether you like it or not. But a good family dentist can be as important and valuable as your family doctor. Not all dentists are the same, and an experienced, caring hand can make sure you and your family experience as little pain as possible, while keeping your smile healthy, shiny and... [Continue Reading]

The Dangers of Prescription Drugs Prescribed by Dentists

Many people go to the dentist for a routine teeth cleaning, but there are also the few times that you go for more intensive procedures, like root canals, tooth extractions (most likely as a result of an impacted wisdom tooth), and cavity fillings. Some of these procedures require surgery with anesthesia and stitches. At the end of the procedure your dentist will most likely give you a prescription... [Continue Reading]