Turmeric and Tooth Whitening

A trend we have seen a lot lately is using turmeric for whitening teeth. Does this really work? Well, sort of. Our studies have shown that turmeric works about as well as baking soda whitening teeth. It gives them a nice polish because of its…

Ways to Wreck Your Teeth

As a dentist, I spend my time typically telling people how to protect their teeth. Today, though, I will be talking about ways you can wreck them. Below are a few of the ways, though there are more. Use your teeth as a tool: you…

How Smiling Helps You

A genuine smile is one of the few things that helps to brighten someone’s day. Not only that, but it is simply good for you to smile, and good for those you are around. Smiling makes everything better in life. Below are some ways it…

How Braces can Help You

Could you imagine living a life where you could not smile, eat, or speak without facing discomfort, pain, or embarrassment? Luckily, the world we live in now gives everyone the ability to get the smile they have always wanted. There are so many health benefits…

Custom Fitted Mouthguards

A mouthguard is a lot like an airbag in that it absorbs the shock of any impact and diffuses the pressure into the guard rather than into your jaws and teeth. Using a mouthguard can drastically reduce the occurrence of an injury, such as a…

Tooth Replacement

Teeth are some of the strongest bones you have in your body. Unfortunately, they are not indestructible. There are many things that can lead to losing your teeth. Gum disease often results in tooth loss, as well as osteoporosis. Despite our best efforts, we can…

Sugar and Cavities

Most of us have grown up being told that sugar causes cavities. So, what is the truth about sugaring cavities? Well, sugar itself is not that bad for your teeth. The problem is when the sugar combines with the bacteria in your mouth. That is…