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What’s in Toothpaste?

And Why Is Using It Important? Toothpaste is the first line of defense for your teeth and overall oral health. A proper oral hygiene regimen means you should be brushing twice a day—once before bedtime and once in the morning. That's because, during the night, saliva flow lessens and bacteria growth is at its highest, so it's important to brush before and after this period, when your teeth are at [...]

What’s in Toothpaste?2022-04-05T08:00:47-07:00

Concerned with Smile Imperfections?

Have Confidence and Smile Wide! Several aspects of the teeth, lips, and mouth combine to create the overall aesthetic of a smile. The smile line should have a slight curve to the upper teeth, following the curve of the lower lip. The teeth themselves should not be crowded or have gaps, and men's teeth are also slightly boxier, while woman's teeth are smaller and more rounded. While much emphasis is [...]

Concerned with Smile Imperfections?2019-05-21T08:00:42-07:00

Wishing for a Dazzling Smile?

If you could change just one thing about your smile, what would it be? Would you choose to lighten the color of your teeth? Or maybe you have chipped, cracked, or missing teeth you'd like to repair? These things happen as we age... teeth darken, little chips and gaps appear, and suddenly all those slight imperfections start to add up. But you don't have to take this lying down! We [...]

Wishing for a Dazzling Smile?2018-11-27T08:00:38-08:00

Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?

While cosmetic bonding is well over 25 years old, improvements in the materials have recently made bonding one of the hottest item in dentistry. Bonding is a procedure in which a white plastic filling can be applied to the natural outer surface of the tooth. We can take a discolored or broken tooth and “glue” a fresh surface on it. Another common concern is spaces between front teeth called diastemsas. [...]

Cosmetic Bonding: Your Solution to a Brighter Smile?2015-01-13T00:00:04-08:00

Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste

Why is brushing with it important? Brushing with toothpaste is important for several reasons. First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, the toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which [...]

Putting the Squeeze on Toothpaste2014-02-25T00:00:15-08:00
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