Protect your teeth

Back to school means back to sports. Over 5 million teeth are knocked out each year. Mouthguards help prevent chipped, broken and knocked out teeth. A boil-and-bite mouthguard is what you'll typically find in the sporting goods store. They are often too bulky, uncomfortable and difficult to talk with it in. A custom-made mouthguard is … Continue reading Protect your teeth

Why braces?

The number one reason most patients choose to straighten their teeth is appearance. Orthodontic treatment not only improve the appearance of your teeth, it improves tooth alignment and occlusion, decreasing the risk of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease and TMD. Orthodontic treatment is minimally invasive and with new techniques and technologies, there … Continue reading Why braces?

Are dental x-rays safe?

Radiation is all around us. Currently, two main sources of ionizing radiation are from natural background radiation and medical/ dental exposure. Natural background radiation comes from the sun and stars (cosmic radiation), the Earth (terrestrial radiation) and the elements that make up the human body, radioactive isotopes potassium-40 and carbon-14 (internal radiation). Natural background radiation exposure accounts for an average of 3.1 mSv/yr with variations … Continue reading Are dental x-rays safe?

Which toothpaste is right for me?

When choosing which toothpaste to buy, look for a toothpaste with the American Dental Association seal. The FDA requires the manufacturers to meet certain guidelines, but do not test all of the products for compliance. The American Dental Association conducts extensive testing to ensure that the products meet the standards and are effective in their claims. … Continue reading Which toothpaste is right for me?

Teeth Whitening

How does it work? The active whitening ingredient is either hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. Oxygen molecules from the whitening agent penetrates through the enamel and reacts with the discolored molecules. This breaks the bonds leaving behind a whiter, brighter smile. Is it safe? Yes! Teeth whitening does not effect to tooth's hardness or integrity. … Continue reading Teeth Whitening

Activated charcoal toothpaste….is it safe?

Activated charcoal toothpaste is the latest trendy way to whiten your teeth, prompting some of our patients to ask whether or not it is safe to use. Activated charcoal has been used as a trusted medical treatment for over 2,000 years. The porous nature of activated charcoal helps absorb anything in it's path. It’s been … Continue reading Activated charcoal toothpaste….is it safe?