Author: Dr. Dana Walters

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Can Dental Bridges Be Whitened?

Teeth whitening can be a great way to get rid of tooth discoloration and yellowish staining. However, if you have corrective dentistry such as dental implants, whitening can be a little bit tricky.  Unfortunately, over-the-counter teeth whitening products have little to no effect on bleaching the porcelain materials used in bridges. So, how do you...

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Why Are My Teeth Yellow?

  We all want a white and healthy smile, but unfortunately, over time a lot of factors can lead to our teeth becoming yellowed and discolored. Luckily, there have been many advancements in whitening technology, and there are options to restore our teeth back to “pearly white” status. However, it is important to understand exactly...

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Treatments For Bruxism

Bruxism is the medical term for teeth grinding. It can be caused by stress, anxiety, an abnormal bite, a sleeping disorder or missing teeth. Additionally, tobacco and alcohol use can intensify Bruxism. The side effects of this condition include a sore jaw, fractured or lost teeth, and dull headaches.  Dangers of Bruxism It is important...

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Is Teeth Grinding Genetic?

Many people grind their teeth, whether they know it or not. Though you may not notice it during your sleep, the symptoms and after-effects can be very destructive. In addition to being bad for your dental health, teeth grinding can also cause discomfort and sleep disruptions. So what exactly causes this phenomenon and how can...

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How Mouthguards Protect Your Teeth

A mouthguard is often the first line of defense to protect against dental trauma. Mouthguards can be used for more than just sports; they also prevent teeth grinding, enhance teeth whitening and improve general dental health. There are many benefits to wearing a mouthguard that can benefit more than just athletes;  Prevent Trauma Many sports...

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The History Of The Toothbrush

The toothbrush is one of your best tools when it comes to maintaining your oral health. Nowadays, the toothbrush is a common household item, but the toothbrush we know today has greatly changed over time. Where did the toothbrush originate? Let’s explore its’ history;  Before the toothbrush we know today, there were chew sticks. Chew...

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Advantages of a dental implants

Maintaining healthy teeth is very important. While we need strong teeth to chew our food, we also want a straight, white set of teeth to give us an attractive smile that we can feel good about. Missing teeth can inhibit our ability to eat and can be embarrassing. Fortunately for those with damaged or missing...

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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Many people around the world suffer from missing teeth. Previously, the only treatment options for tooth loss were dentures and bridges. Bridges and dentures come with a variety of problems and side effects. For example, they can slip shift in the mouth making them uncomfortable and distracting. Furthermore, they needed to be a bound to...