if you have sensitive teeth, the cold air of winter can cause searing pain in your mouth every time you try to take a breath while you are outside during the winter. The pain can be debilitating and make it so you want to stay indoors, but that usually isn't practical if you need to go to work or the grocery store. You do have some options you can use to help combat the cold getting to your teeth and causing problems. [Read More]
A Child's First Dental Visit: Three Tips For Keeping Your Child Comfortable And Calm
Anyone that has been to the dentist has witnessed the terror on a child's face when they step into the dental office—perhaps you have even heard the tantrums or loud screams when the child sees the dentist's tools. Unfortunately, visiting the dentist for the first time is often a scary event for babies and toddlers. If you have a child, you are probably a bit apprehensive about how your child will react to their upcoming dental visit. [Read More]
Strips, Paste Or Rinses: Your Options For Whitening Your Teeth
If you feel your smile isn't as pearly-white as it should be, you're not alone. Each year, Americans spend more than $1.4 billion on over-the-counter (OTC) teeth whitening products. Finding the right product that offers the best results can be a challenging task. The following takes a look at the three most common options for at-home whitening: Whitening Toothpastes Whitening toothpastes are your first and most affordable option. In addition to the mild abrasives commonly found in regular toothpaste, whitening toothpastes also feature chemical agents such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide for further stain removal effectiveness. [Read More]
Is It Okay To Skip The Dentist During Pregnancy?
If you've recently discovered that you're pregnant and have an upcoming dentist appointment, you may be wondering if you should skip it altogether. Perhaps your friends have argued that it's unnecessary or that you can simply wait until you've given birth to take care of your dental needs. You may even have legitimate worries about how dental treatments or procedures could negatively affect your pregnancy (which is a common question for new mothers). [Read More]