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6 Tips for Managing Bruxism

Bruxism (also known as teeth grinding) is a harmful dental condition that can be managed with the right tools. Do you find yourself waking up with morning headaches? Biting into food with soreness in your jaw? Or maybe you’ve noticed you’re clenching your teeth all the time? If these symptoms ring a bell, you might

Eight Lipsticks That Make Your Whitened Teeth Look Whiter

Did you know that the right lipstick can make your teeth look whiter? Find the perfect shade to brighten your smile. Wearing lipstick can feel like an almost magical experience at times. But did you know that the color of your lipstick can improve your smile? The right lipstick can make your teeth appear whiter

Are Dental Problems Genetic?

Most dental issues have a genetic component, but habits and environmental factors also play a key part.  As you probably know, daily habits play a determining role in your dental health. Sugary and starchy food and drink, alcohol and tobacco use, dehydration, and inadequate dental hygiene can all lead to dental problems. In addition to

Can You Stop Tooth Enamel Erosion?

Tooth enamel erosion can be painful, but there are ways to reduce symptoms and strengthen your enamel — both at home and at the dentist’s office.  Your tooth enamel is tough. It protects the sensitive inner core of your teeth from the chemicals that might cause damage. Healthy enamel also insulates your teeth from extreme

What You Need to Know When Bracing for Your Wedding Day

Interested in getting braces before your wedding day? Here’s what you need to know.  If you’re prepping for the big day, you likely already have a list of worries to keep you up at night. What if the dress doesn’t fit right? Am I forgetting to invite anyone? And, of course: will my smile look

How Athletes Can Protect Their Teeth

Despite having healthy dental habits, elite athletes tend to have poor teeth — here’s how athletes can protect their teeth.  According to a recent study from University College London, high-level athletes are significantly more likely than most people to have poor dental health — despite having better oral hygiene overall. The study came as dentists

Home and Professional Care

Prevention takes top billing when making a list of ways to avoid the discomfort and expense of having to deal with major oral health issues.  Home care begins with brushing twice a day and flossing at least once – flossing and rinsing after every meal or snack would be the ideal.  In addition, dental hygienists

Early Diagnosis Is So Important

The treatment plan is at the heart of every dental evaluation.  The goal is to assess the overall oral health of the patient, pinpoint any issues and design a schedule for tending to each one in order of urgency.  Digital imagery has been a great help in explaining the plan so that the patient can