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Teeth Whitening: Effects, Benefits, and Risks

Did you know we discovered the effects of teeth whitening by accident? Dentists used to give patients with gum disease hydrogen peroxide in mouthwash. After using these mouthwashes for a while, their teeth would become whiter. Today, dentists and other health care providers offer teeth whitening. So do some cosmetic businesses. People can use many … Continued

Porcelain Veneers – Pros, Cons, and Procedure

Porcelain veneers are a paper-thin layer of porcelain that a dentist binds to your tooth or teeth permanently. This is done to conceal or change their shape, color, or positioning. Veneers are an aesthetic and serious procedure in dentistry. Your dentist of choice should be someone whose work you like and who has relevant experience … Continued

Gum Disease: Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors, and Treatment

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported concerning data on the prevalence of gum disease (periodontal disease) in Americans. More specifically, the data came from a study titled Prevalence of Periodontitis in Adults in the United States. It was published in the official publication of the International and American Associations for Dental Research, which … Continued

Causes of Cavities and Pain Remedies

Bacteria in your mouth react to sugars and starches in a way that causes cavities. Plaque forms over the teeth when the bacteria break down these foods. This plaque gets filled with acid and begins to damage the enamel as a result. If it is not cleaned regularly, it forms tartar, which in turn can … Continued

The Cost of Cosmetic Dentistry

Having a straight, bright, white smile is something almost all people hope to have. While perfectly straight and vibrant teeth used to be reserved for the rich and famous, modern advances in cosmetic dentistry have made a perfect smile more attainable to the masses. This is particularly true for cosmetic procedures that also double as … Continued

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