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One of the things that people most commonly complain about is the color of their teeth. That is why there are so many products on the market that claim to whiten teeth. People recognize that their smile and teeth are one of the first things that make an impression on others. For that reason, tooth appearance is …

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If a person is having trouble with their gums, the root cause may be a personal habit: tobacco use. Study after study reveals that tobacco causes poor gum health. Consider the following connections between tobacco and gum disease. Smoking and Periodontal Disease Smoking can affect the normal function of the cells …

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Many people get canker sores and cold sores confused, but if you’ve had one or the other, you likely know the difference! While these mouth sores are relatively similar, they’re caused by different things and one of them is very contagious! So what’s what with canker sores and cold sores, and how do they affect …

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Considering whitening your teeth? You’re not alone. Americans spend $1.4 billion every year on homewhitening kits: but which is better, a professional whitening or an at-home one? At-home teeth whitening kits can be dangerous, overused, and give you inaccurate whitening. Why is a professional teeth whitening …

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If you have dental veneers, you should be proud of the way your teeth look—your porcelain veneers are matched to your teeth color, bonded seamlessly to your teeth, and help you keep functionality of your mouth. Although veneers will eventually need to be replaced, you can extend the lifespan of your veneers by …

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You may have heard of laser dentistry, or seen dentist offices that claim to specialize in it, but what exactly is laser dentistry? Is it safe? How does it differ from regular dentistry, and what can it do for patients? Although laser dentistry has been around since the 90s, it’s yet to be totally mainstream. Read …

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Dental implants have proven to be a great advancement in modern dentistry. Implants allow patients to have replacement teeth that feel more natural and work more like regular teeth while eating. You may, however, have concerns over whether or not an implant will look natural. After all, most people with implants …

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When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be caused by anything from slipping while on the …

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You’ve likely had a long list of things to do before your kids started school, but was visiting their dentist on there? While some kids don’t like going to the dentist, many dentists for children try to make the visit a fun experience for them. The dentist should be a regular part of your children’s lives as they …

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Sleep apnea is a disorder in which the individual will actually stop breathing for periods of seconds to minutes during the night. This could happen hundreds of times during the course of a night. While sleep apnea has certain symptoms, many people who have sleep apnea go undiagnosed. If you have sleep apnea, a …

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