One of the most popular dental procedures is teeth whitening. Many people go for teeth bleaching to achieve a brighter smile. However, very few people know the facts behind teeth whitening. Common Whitening Options The common teeth whitening treatments include stain-removal toothpaste, in-office bleaching, and over-the-counter bleaching products. Whitening toothpaste with the ADA seal of acceptance for stain removal is effective. Whitening toothpaste has polishing agents that help get rid of stubborn stains. [Read More]
3 Ways To Convince Your Child To Get Braces
When you have a pre-teen-aged child, you know that some days can be fine and some days can be a little unpredictable. Not only do pre-teens have a surge of hormones that they don't know how to deal with, but they deal with a lot of pressures at school as well. If your child is in need of some braces, but they aren't exactly excited about having to sport a mouth full of metal, then there may be a few ways that you can get them more excited and ready to wear braces for the next year or so. [Read More]
What Can You Do if Your Tooth Goes Gray After a Root Canal?
A gray tooth can be an unfortunate consequence of a root canal. Sure, the tooth's damaged nerve has been removed and the tooth is safe, but the fact that the tooth no longer has an active supply of blood can result in the tooth taking on a gray color. So what can be done about it? After a Filling Firstly, if you were to develop a gray tooth after a root canal, you will only notice it when the root canal was sealed by a filling, leaving the majority of the tooth's natural surface intact. [Read More]
Understanding the Different Types of Dental Implants
According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, up to 3 million people in the U.S. have dental implants. This number rises by about 500,000 every year. Implants are metal frames or posts that are surgically inserted in the jawbone beneath the gums. Implants provide a base on which a dentist can mount replacement teeth. Here's a look at the different types of implants. 1. Endosteal and Subperiosteal Implants There are two types of implants: endosteal and subperiosteal. [Read More]