Have a Beautiful SmileAgain

Does food catch in an area just above your gumline? Is it so constant that it annoys you, as well? Or, have you wondered about that ugly yellowish-looking triangle at your gumline? You are not alone! Defects in this area (called the “cervical” portion of the tooth) are prevalent, particularly in patients over 25. While… Read more about Have a Beautiful SmileAgain

Tooth Paint. Is it Safe?

A particular tooth polish, Chrom, marketed as “Fashion Tooth Polish,” is all the rage on TikTok. This company sells white polish, metallic and pastel, and vibrant colors. I bet you can even buy a Kelly green for St. Patrick’s Day. Ingestion Questions As a dentist, I want to weigh in on this product, not because… Read more about Tooth Paint. Is it Safe?

Seal Out Decay

Wouldn’t it be great if we could seal out bacteria from the chewing surfaces of our teeth? After all, a toothbrush bristle isn’t tiny enough to get into those little-bitty crevices on a tooth. Well, as it turns out, you can. Everything you eat and drink contributes to the sticky film of bacteria called plaque.… Read more about Seal Out Decay

Do You Suffer From Xerostomia?

A low flow of saliva often causes dry mouth. This condition is called Xerostomia (zero-STOW-me-uh). Saliva coats and moistens our tongue, cheeks, and the surfaces of our teeth. In the process, the liquid cleanses the mouth and helps digest food as it is being chewed. Drinking water is a great habit, but it may not… Read more about Do You Suffer From Xerostomia?