Whitening: 5 Things to Know Before Getting a Brighter Smile

Whitening: 5 Things to Know Before Getting a Brighter Smile

One of the first things that people notice about you is your smile.  In today’s youth-obsessed culture, a twenty-something with dingy teeth can appear older than a forty-something with a bright, white, sparkling smile. Here are five things to keep in mind as you embark on your tooth whitening journey to the gleaming smile you’ve always dreamed of.

The River Within

The River Within

Everybody loves the brilliance of a friendly smile and the pleasure of chewing their favorite foods.  But in the 1990’s, researchers discovered a correlation between gum disease and other health problems, including heart disease.  Over the last 30 years, evidence has continued to link oral and general health. Here’s a fascinating look at what we know, and how you can help control your risk.

Soda, Sports Drinks and Teeth

Soda, Sports Drinks and Teeth

Did you know that Americans drink nearly 45 gallons of soda and sports drinks on average every year? Teeth are made of the hardest substance in your body and withstand a lot of chewing and grinding, but sugar and acid from these beverages damage enamel.

Oral Bacteria: We Are Not Alone

Oral Bacteria: We Are Not Alone

Our mouths host one of the largest populations of bacteria in our bodies. While they’re an independent bunch, you can control damaging effects of the bad guys lingering in your mouth. It all beings with understanding how the key bacterial players operate and your role in conquering their destructive tendencies.

The Dilemma of Chewing Ice

The Dilemma of Chewing Ice

Even the hardest food pieces are no match for the powerhouse that is comprised of your teeth and surrounding jaw muscles. Sometimes we use our teeth in ways that push them to the limit and lead to unnecessary damage which requires treatment. Learn about one bad habit that can accelerate the breakdown of your teeth and how you can heed the warning signs your teeth may give you.

What’s Behind Bad Breath?

What’s Behind Bad Breath?

We all have morning breath. No surprise there. But what happens when it doesn’t seem to go away? With good hygiene habits, bad breath usually isn’t an ongoing problem. But if you’re struggling with this, or think it might be a problem, we have a few tips and tricks to eliminate that bad breath. Learn more here about the real causes and how to keep your breath fresh every day.

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