Monthly Archives: May 2013

Face Saving Treatment

There is nothing attractive about “bruxism” (tooth-grinding), beginning with the horrible noise it creates that resembles chewing on coconut shells. While this noise is usually more of a problem for people sharing sleeping quarters with tooth-grinders, the loss of enamel … Continue reading

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Before the invention of toothpaste in its modern form, the ancients formulated their own versions from ingredients such as crushed eggshells and powdered pumice. It was not until the 1890s that Colgate introduced the first tube of toothpaste. By the … Continue reading

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How do whitening toothpastes work and how effective are they at whitening teeth?

All toothpastes help remove surface stains through the action of mild abrasives. Some whitening toothpastes contain gentle polishing or chemical agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. Whitening toothpastes can help remove surface stains only and do not contain bleach. … Continue reading

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Getting into a a little Scrape

In addition to brushing and flossing, dentists and hygienists continue to promote daily tongue scraping. One of the primary benefits of scraping the top of the tongue with an instrument that looks like a small rake is fresher breath. Halitosis (bad-breath) problems often … Continue reading

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Implants For Multiple-Tooth Replacement

Many patients have benefited greatly from single-tooth dental implants, which more closely approximate the root structure and crown of a natural tooth than any other tooth-replacement method. As effective as this technique is for restoring the look and function of a missing tooth, … Continue reading

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