Did you know people aren't supposed to have white teeth? Our teeth are naturally off white, but stains from food and drink can add more discoloration, and that has people seeking whitening treatments - but not all of them work. Most over the counter methods are safe and effective when used properly, though some cheaper ways (such as those popping up in hair salons) can not … [Read more...] about Be cautious when choosing a teeth whitening method
Does the idea of going to the dentist make you shy away in fear because of the drills and pain often involved? I completely understand. Luckily, new technologies are being developed and used in dental offices all over that are drill-free (and almost painless). Laser dentistry may be the key to better oral health for everyone. When I think of lasers, I think of sci-fi movies … [Read more...] about Laser dentistry – precise and painless
Protective dental care is an important part of raising a healthy child. Check out these tips to help you form an effective oral health regime. Teach your children how to brush correctly with a soft bristled toothbrush twice daily (after every meal is ideal). Use fluoride to help protect children's teeth if your dentist recommends it. Observe your children's habits to make … [Read more...] about How to care for your children’s teeth
Back in the 1990s, dentist Jay Grossman developed a program via the Western Los Angeles Dental Society called Homeless Not Toothless to provide dental care to the needy to help them re-enter society. The program is still going strong today. In 2013 the program was expanded to include needy children in foster care. Grossman has helped thousands of people and hopes to expand … [Read more...] about Giving the homeless a better smile for a second chance
The connection between oral health and overall health has gotten stronger over the last few years. If you don't have healthy gums and teeth, you're not healthy - it's that simple. If your oral hygiene practices need some improvement, working toward a healthier mouth can significantly improve your life, and that's something to smile about! If you're not already brushing twice … [Read more...] about Resolve to make oral health a priority
While you're developing your personal branding strategy for 2015 to put your best face forward, consider these lessons to help you on your way. Your brand is a reflection of who you are, so live the brand you're projecting. Develop a strategy to pair your business goals with an investment in personal relationships. Study how others have developed their personal brands, and … [Read more...] about 12 great personal branding lessons
Sensitive teeth can be a real pain in the winter time - literally! Here are some tips on how to keep your pearlies from getting frostbite (not literally). Breathing through your nose is the easiest way to prevent cold weather tooth pain since the cold air doesn't come into contact with your teeth, making them hurt. Having a hot beverage to warm your mouth can help too. Use a … [Read more...] about How to keep your sensitive teeth warm in chilly weather
We all know sugar is bad for our health, especially our dental health, but that's usually as far as the conversation goes. Avoid sugar and you'll be fine, right? Well, there's more to it than that. In fact, there are many foods you can eat that strengthen and protect your teeth (and your health). Milk and cheese are high in calcium, which is necessary to build and maintain … [Read more...] about Eat healthy food for a healthy smile!
When you neglect your teeth you are opening yourself up for a world of health problems, including heart disease. Take control of your oral health with these tips! Always brush twice daily and floss once daily. Change your toothbrush every few months. Start kids on maintaining healthy habits from an early age (as soon as they have teeth). Cut back on sugary foods and … [Read more...] about Healthy teeth and gums for a bright, healthy smile
Confused about dental implants? Think of them as expensive replacement teeth. Implants take the place of normal teeth, including the root and crown. Implants have a third component - an abutment that connects the other two pieces. When done correctly, implants look, feel, and act like real teeth. The biggest drawback is the expense, as each tooth can cost over … [Read more...] about What are dental implants?