Kovanaze: A needle free anesthetic

No need of the needle for dental anesthesia? Here’s a short clinical overview if you would like to know more about this new needle-free alternative to anesthetize teeth. http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/apex360/2016/07/kovanaze-a-clinical-overview-for-dentists.html

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Danger in Media’s Dental “Advice”

Be careful taking dental “advice” from media outlets, especially the internet. Do your research, talk to the professionals, and then make your decision. https://healthcareinamerica.us/the-danger-in-medias-dentistry-bias-fb78019824dc#.xs8htvgl0

Associated press

Is the Associated Press right about flossing?

The Associated Press has recently reported that the research supporting the effectiveness of flossing is insufficient. Working in dentistry, we see the benefits of cleaning interproximally everyday and strongly believe that flossing, if done correctly, is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums. http://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/associated-press-right-response-ap-regarding-benefits-flossing

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Smoking and Dental Problems

In this day and age, we all know that smoking is injurious to health. However, how exactly does it damage your dental health? It not only stains your teeth, but can greatly increase risk of oral cancer and slow down healing in general in the mouth. https://www.verywell.com/smoking-and-dental-problems-1059118

Poppits Toothpaste Pods

Poppits Toothpaste Pods

Will These Tiny Pods Change the Way We Brush Our Teeth? https://www.newbeauty.com/blog/dailybeauty/9529-will-these-tiny-pods-change-the-way-we-brush-our-teeth/

6 Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Sugary Snacking

Summer is here and school will be out soon!! Here are some tips to get your kids to eat right and maintain good oral hygiene. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/…/nutrition/child-snacking-tips/

Dental Veneers

How are porcelain veneers different from crowns?

How are veneers different from crowns? Porcelain veneers offer unmatched quality and longevity for cosmetic restoration. The best candidates for veneers are teeth that are discolored, chipped, slightly malpositioned, spaced, or cracked. Unlike crowns, very little tooth structure is lost with veneers, and you may need little to no anesthesia for some treatments. http://www.colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/veneers/article/how-porcelain-dental-veneers-can-rebuild-your-smile-0614


Oral Hygiene for Braces

Maintaining a proper oral hygiene regiment while wearing braces is a very important part of your overall treatment plan. Oral irrigation, like waterpik, and electric toothbrush can make your home care efforts more effective. http://www.toothiq.com/video/oral-hygiene-for-braces/


Staining in Teeth

Enamel in teeth is made up of network of calcium and phosphate bundled together into rod-like structures. Staining agents can work their way down the spaces in between the rods. This is what can give teeth their yellowish tint. Whitening products, from gel to strips, use the same active ingredient: Hydrogen peroxide. It breaks up the chemical bonds of molecules responsible for staining teeth and the result is whiter teeth. https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/15-foods-stain-teeth-115900840.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=slideshow

Age One Dental Visit

“A baby’s first visit to the dentist sets the stage for lifelong oral health. Primary teeth serve as the guides for the permanent teeth and are critically important to the health and function of their adult successors.”   The first dental visit should take place within six months after the first tooth appears, preferably before the child’s first birthday. http://www.deardoctor.com/articles/age-one-dental-visit/index.php