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Flavored Water. Is it health for your mouth?

In the past thirty years, there has been a huge shift in the type of beverages consumed by the public. A push to first make water taste “better”, followed by efforts to make drinking water more appealing and fun by adding non-caloric flavorings.

While no one can dispute the health benefits of staying properly hydrated, there are many differing opinions about whether flavoring your water has any unwanted side effects. Some great research projects have shed some light on the subject of Water Enhancers and your teeth.

Dental schools in the United States and Canada conducted studies using different Water Enhancers on teeth in a laboratory environment. By immersing teeth in solutions ...

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Is Fizzy Water bad for your teeth?

In a nutshell the answer is No, sparkling water is not bad for your teeth. If you are a fan of the fizzy stuff like San Pellegrino, or our personal favorite, San Faustino, you can rest easy all is well. But there are a few "gotchas" to take in mind.

The recent research study comparing the effects on extracted human teeth placed in tap water verses sparkling water showed no difference in erosion or break down of the tooth enamel. One difference was citrus in the water increased the acidity. But the normal habit of drinking mineral water was not found to be harmful to your teeth. Great news for our European ...

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Should You Choose Over-the-Counter Teeth Whitening?

Image of a brighter & whiter smile

When you think about which whitening treatment you want, you may be tempted to choose over-the-counter products and kits because they’re so inexpensive and readily available. 

Before you spend your money, however, you should consider the results you desire and choose the method that will best help you achieve them. In every case, professional teeth whitening produces the most consistent, dramatic, and longest lasting results. 

Potent Whiteners = A Brighter Smile

It’s true that OTC whitening kits can provide results, but the level of whitening is limited by the potency of the gel in the product, which is much lower and makes it safe for use by most people.

You will notice some results, ...

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Crowns Now Take Hours, Not Weeks with CEREC Technology

Crown

Do you remember the last time you got a crown? Remember how it took multiple appointments and several weeks with a temporary before you finally left your dentist’s office with your new restoration?

Traditional lab-fabricated crowns are still a good choice for many people. But if you don’t want to spend weeks in the process, a crown fabricated with CEREC technology might be a better choice for you.

What Is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This sounds complicated, but it just means that the entire process of getting a new restoration – from preparation to final placement – is completed in a single dental appointment.

There are ...

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Need Another Reason to Break the Nail-Biting Habit? How about Your Oral Health?

Are you a nail biter who is tired of the habit? You may think it’s just you, but it’s not; some estimates indicate that between 20 and 30 percent of adults in the US bite their nails.

Nail biting is commonly associated with anxiety or tension, but that’s not always the case. Frustration, boredom, intense concentration and even hunger are also motivating factors. While you may want to stop biting your nails because it hurts and looks unattractive, many studies indicate a relationship between nail biting and an increase in dental and general health issues.

What’s Under Your Nails

You may wash your hands frequently throughout the day, but under your fingernails is ...

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Could Dental Implants Improve Your Quality of Life?

If you have been living with missing teeth, you may not even realize the many ways it takes a toll on your quality of life. You may have adapted by hiding your smile or shifting food in your mouth to find a comfortable position to chew. Worse yet, you may skip nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables because you simply lack the function to chew them.

Could Dental Implants Help You?

Have you ever considered dental implants and how the procedure might improve your outlook on life? Researchers at Al Jouf University College of Dentistry in Saudi Arabia set out to determine how patients perceived their quality of life before implant placement ...

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It's Never too Late for a Healthier, Straighter Smile

Invisalign clear aligner

For decades, most adults have looked at orthodontic treatment as something that’s either done in childhood or not at all. So, if your smile misalignment wasn’t corrected in childhood, it’s understandable you feel the opportunity to do anything about it has passed you by.

The truth is that with modern orthodontic treatments, you can finally enjoy the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always envied in others. Dental technology has advanced to the point where we can not only offer effective adult treatments like Invisalign, but the results can be achieved in less time than you probably think possible.

Brief History of Invisalign

Way back in 1997, a student at Stanford University who was finishing ...

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