ACTIVATED CHARCOAL TOOTHPASTE – YAY OR NAY?

You’ve most likely seen articles on charcoal activated beauty masks and body scrubs. Beauty bloggers swear by it. So, it’s only natural that activated charcoal has made its way to the oral care aisle. But, before you go running out to the grill to grab some briquettes, let’s discuss exactly what it is, why it’s all the buzz and whether or not you should incorporate it into your oral care…

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A Whiter, Brighter Smile: Part 2

At-Home Teeth Whitening If you are looking for more of a DIY option to brightening your smile, there are some good alternatives for at-home whitening. The results will not be as immediate or effective as an in-office procedure, but some options are quite good and efficient. Unlike treatments we offer in the office, the at-home treatments have less of the active ingredients concentrated in whatever “system” you choose. Because it…

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A Whiter, Brighter Smile *Be Sure to Ask About our Spring Promotion – Free Dental Cleaning with In-Office Bleaching*

*Be Sure to Ask About our Spring Time Promotion – Free Dental Cleaning with In-Office Bleaching* One question that patients often ask is ‘what’s the difference between teeth bleaching and teeth whitening?’ The answer is simple – if we do it in the office, it is a bleaching procedure. If you do it at home with “white strips” or a similar over-the-counter technique, it is teeth whitening. There are many…

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DENTAL EMERGENCIES & ACCIDENTS

Accidents happen. Toothaches, broken teeth (hello, popcorn kernels!), sports-related injuries – more than just an inconvenience, they can be painful, uncomfortable and worrying. As parents of young kids who like to run and play, we know that dental emergencies sometimes can be the end of the game (literally!) usually happen at the worst times. Any dental accident and emergency, like an injury to the teeth or gums, can be potentially…

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Bridges Vs. Implants – Which is right for me?

When patients come to me to replace a missing tooth, or if we have to extract one for one reason or another, we start a conversation about what’s the best option to replace it. Are they a better candidate for a dental bridge, or do we look at dental implants? Both have pros and cons. And not everybody is a candidate for both. In this post, I hope to explain…

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