Bleaching- Not Just For Laundry

September 16, 2014

 

A Few Fun Reminders From United Health

August 11, 2014
Dental Facts, Myths, Oddities

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A Glass Of Wine A Day... Could Keep The Dentist Away?

August 5, 2014
The mouth is "an enormously complex" and unique habitat with in the human body, according to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. Due to the non-shedding surface of the teeth, microorganisms can and do adhere to the teeth, causing an incredible build-up of unhealthy bacteria. These bacteria produce organic acids which then deteriorate the surface of the tooth- leading to cavities and decay.

Scientists have long sought after a natural antimicrobial treatment to control the growth of t...
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What Is Tooth Bleaching?

July 7, 2014
Teeth bleaching has become the most requested dental service resulting in over 100 million Americans spending $15 billion just to receive this procedure. In fact, teeth whitening has been around for some time. The Ancient Romans used urine and goat milk to attempt to whiten their teeth. Though there are many different methods of whitening nowadays, they all contain carbamide peroxide, a solution about a third the strength of hydrogen peroxide. Carbamide peroxide and water react together to cr...
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A World Without Cavitie

June 25, 2014
Cavities have long been a largely human affliction due mainly to our love of sugar. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to not have to worry about getting cavities?

Well, the sharks don't worry about decay! It turns out the teeth of the makos and tiger sharks are covered in a layer of 100% fluoride! (That would be like us walking around with a toothpaste coating on our teeth!) Having this fluoride protecting their teeth, these sharks have teeth that are less likely to decay than ours....
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Happiness is the Truth- Your child's first dental visit

May 28, 2014
So, you've heard your pediatrician mention that all children should be seen by a dentist around their first birthday, but you wonder what exactly we can do for your sweet, squirmy baby. Studies have shown that preschool-aged children are getting more cavities. 1 in 4 children in the united states has had at least one cavity by the age of 4. Many children can get cavities as early as age 2.

Our office focuses on a positive and happy fist visit. At the appointment we discuss:

How to care for an ...

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Ever Wonder... What's That Smell?

May 14, 2014
Bad breath has been an issue plaguing the world for many years. In ancient times, Greeks used home remedies to defeat the curse of stinky breath. Brushing and flossing your teeth is a definite way to put the bad breath at bay. Instead of going to your dentist every time you have an issue with bad breath, here are some home remedies to keep your breath fresh and clean:
  • Rinse with water after eating each meal.
  • Eat fresh vegetables, like carrots and celery, to fight plaque.
  • Brush your teeth with ba...

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7 Billion Plastic Toothbrushes

May 7, 2014
This year, the population of the world will buy and discard an enormous amount of plastic toothbrushes. When you think of the impact that these small, necessary hygiene tools will have on the environment, its enough to give you pause. We came across a bamboo toothbrush by WooBamboo! this week. It's a brush made of organic, sustainably harvested bamboo that will compost- once the bristles are removed and recycled. A neat innovation that we hope to see spread across the country, into dental off...
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Flossing is the new Yoga

May 1, 2014
Did you know that after brushing, approximately 40% of your tooth is left dirty? Flossing is that second step that protects your mouth from some of the most serious bacteria. We are partnering with the WDS Foundation in promoting http://www.themightymouth.org/. Join us this month as we increase flossing awareness for our patients and their families!




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