2 Solutions for Coffee Stained Teeth

Most people want whiter teeth. But so many good foods and beverages stain our teeth. A couple of solutions become clear once we understand how our teeth stain. Teeth are like sponges for calcium. When your mouth is more acidic the calcium is leached out and the teeth are rung out sponges. In this state… Read more »

Spring is Coming

Crocus are one of my favorite heralds of spring. Our garden in general is starting to come alive. What I didn’t know until recently is that the Saffron spice is derived from the Crocus flower. They look nice and goes well with rice!

Sensitive Teeth after a Filling

The expectation after dental work is that the problem has been fixed. However, in some cases a tooth will continue or even increase in discomfort. This is a well-known process in dentistry and has a name: postoperative sensitivity. Lectures and papers have been written on the topic, but unfortunately the problem persists. Here are the… Read more »

Keeping Your Dental Implant Clean

Dental Implants are a reliable and commonplace way to replace a missing tooth. It takes a little more effort than clean a dental implant than your natural teeth. We recommend using a waterpik or a shower flosser. The jet of water from either of these devices will flush food debris out from around you dental… Read more »

Tooth Whitening Options

In this short video Dr Nick describes the options for whitening your teeth, Crest White Strips, custom fit at-home whitening trays, and in-office whitening. He also outlines how he keeps his teeth white without causing sensitivity. This is particularly important as most people who have used whitening products report experiencing some tooth sensitivity. Tooth whitening… Read more »

What to Expect After a Filling

A dental filling rebuilds the contour and restores the function of your teeth. Fillings are usually necessary because of tooth decay or a broken tooth. Usually the dentist will numb the area where your tooth is restored. It is best to wait for the numbing to wear off before chewing or having a meal. Your… Read more »

5 Uses for Dental Floss

You grew up knowing that you should floss your teeth each day. But did you know there are a lot of other uses for dental floss? Lets look at just a few. Maybe they’ll help you keep floss around and maybe use it between your teeth a little more often.   Number Five: Remove a… Read more »

How Does Desensitizing Toothpaste Work?

If you’ve ever bitten into a popsicle or ice cream and had pain shoot through your teeth you understand tooth sensitivity. The questions are why does it happen and how do you stop it from ruining your favorite frozen desert. First the why. Your teeth are made in 3 layers. The enamel, the dentin and… Read more »

Why Mountain Dew is worse for your teeth than Cola

We all know soda is bad for our teeth. But did you know that some sodas are worse for your teeth than others? Chase who does science experiments on his YouTube channel ScienceC wanted to know how bad his Mountain Dew habit was for his teeth. So in classic science fair style he threw a… Read more »

Does your toothpaste contain FDA banned chemicals?

Recently the FDA banned a list of 17 chemicals from hand soaps. One that has been on my radar for awhile now is triclosan. It’s found in many antibacterial soaps, pesticides, and many toothpastes. From what I can find triclosan hasn’t been banned from toothpaste, so you still have to be careful to read the… Read more »