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?
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?
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 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?