Although you can always try the over-the-counter teeth whiteners at the local pharmacy or drugstore, you may not get the results you really want. With an over-the-counter teeth whitening product, you may see only a negligible difference in the shade of your teeth. However, with teeth whitening at your dentist, you can end up with teeth that are multiple shades lighter. This is enough to make a dramatic difference in your appearance, and to make you proud of your smile.…Read More »
What Do You Know About Oral Care Mistakes?
Has your dentist prescribed you antibiotics for a tooth infection, gum disease, or other ailment? If so, it’s important that you follow his or her instructions carefully. Here’s a look at the rules your dentist is likely to suggest you follow when using antibiotics: Take all of the antibiotics prescribed, even if your symptoms disappear before you run out. Generally, you’ll be given enough antibiotics for 7 or 10 days of treatment.…Read More »
Celiac disease in children extends beyond gastrointestinal problems. Although the disease is a chronic digestive disorder characterized by the body’s inability to absorb nutrients from foods, defects in tooth enamel are common. The disease results in an intolerance to gluten – a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, and rye. Defects in dental enamel related to celiac disease generally develop during childhood. Dentists sometimes notice damage to the enamel of a child’s permanent teeth before other symptoms of the disease become obvious.…Read More »