These days, it seems like everyone’s looking for easy ways to whiten their teeth. The internet is chock-full of home remedies for a whiter smile, and you’ll find whitening products galore at your local store. And, of course, your dentist has some great options for you as well. With so many choices available, how do you know what to go with? In general, there are rules of thumb you should follow when looking to whiten your teeth – if you … [Read more...] about The Do’s and Don’ts of Teeth Whitening
Well, just for a little bit ... to take classes that help us stay ahead of the latest in dentistry! The Minnesota Dental Association’s Star of the North Meeting is the premier state dental meeting of the Upper Midwest. With over 100 continuing education seminars and an exhibit floor featuring over 250 innovative companies, the Star of the North Meeting provides current clinical and practice management information to the dental community. Should … [Read more...] about 2019 Star of the North Dental Meeting
In case you’re wondering – we think you’re beautiful just the way you are. But, if your preference is for whiter teeth, then we want you to do it safely! There is a lot of misinformation out there about how to get a glowing smile. Most folks start by looking into the least-expensive way to obtain a white smile – but often that means home remedies that rely on lemon juice, activated charcoal, or other whitening no-no’s. So how safe is home … [Read more...] about How Safe is Home Whitening?
People love mouthwash so it's only natural to want to know if you can use it in a Waterpik® Water Flosser. The good news is that yes, most antiseptic, therapeutic, and over-the-counter mouth rinses can be used in the Water Flosser. Adding a mouth rinse can provide a fresh, clean feeling that may enhance compliance. Standard Mouthwash Standard or cosmetic mouthwash neutralizes odors and freshens your breath. To use standard … [Read more...] about Can I Use An Antimicrobial in the Waterpik® Water Flosser?
We all know tobacco products are bad for our oral health. From bad breath to gum disease and oral cancer, the science is pretty clear about its effects. For those who choose to use e-cigarettes or “vapes,” you might assume you’re making a healthier choice over traditional tobacco products, like cigarettes. That’s partially true, since there are far fewer hazardous substances in vapes. However, you’re never going to get the green light from … [Read more...] about Is Vaping Bad for My Teeth?
Imagine that you notice a sore forming on your arm. It starts out as just a red patch, but over time you see that your skin is getting thinner. The sore still doesn’t hurt, but now the area bleeds when you touch it, and you begin to see some of your bone showing through the hole that is forming in your skin. I suspect that most of us would be very alarmed by this situation and go to urgent care or the emergency room immediately. Yet, as dental … [Read more...] about Gum Disease: The Infection That Is Easy To Ignore.