Posted on December 4, 2009 by Dr. White
Special Precautions and use of fluoride in children
Fluoride based toothpastes have been well known for their rich beneficial action in preventing tooth decay in children.
Many experiments have been conducted by researchers and doctors on fluoride and they have all confirmed the role of fluoride in prevention of tooth decay and tooth discoloring in children. Most of the toothpastes sold worldwide have fluoride in them to keep our teeth healthy.
Fluorosis and its origin
Fluorosis is the discoloring of teeth in children. Children having Fluorosis develop brown stains on their teeth. Although this can be present in anyone, children aged below 6 have higher risk of suffering from dental Fluorosis.
Posted on November 23, 2009 by Dr. White
What is Intrinsic Tooth Staining?
Intrinsic tooth staining can either happen before tooth development or after tooth development. This staining is quite common and manifests in the form of enamel discoloration and reddish appearance in outer part of tooth.
Of course tooth staining can be a result of consuming dark food and beverages like soda, coffee, red wine, acai berries, blueberries, and chocolate. There are many other natural reason teeth can becomes stained as well.
Staining During Tooth Development
This staining occurs during the initial development of the teeth.
The main cause of this discoloration is attributed to the extra intake of fluoride during tooth development or intake of tetracycline medication, which also can cause discoloration of tooth. The antibiotics present in tetracycline medicine can react with the calcium hydroxyapatite crystals present in the enamel and cause damage to enamel, thus adding stain.
Posted on November 13, 2009 by Dr. White
Guidelines for Top Notch Nighttime Oral Care
Extreme significance should be placed on nighttime oral care, however the majority of the population are unaware of this. When we sleep we don’t swallow anything and saliva formation is slowed down drastically, nevertheless overnight is a long time period for a mouth to remain inactive.
The inactivity leads to growth of oral bacteria, and therefore, preserving nighttime oral hygiene is a solution for minimizing the development and cultivation of this unwanted bacteria.
Basic nighttime oral hygiene practices include:
- tongue scraping
Posted on November 9, 2009 by Dr. White
Worried about the yellow tint to your smile?
In just one visit to your local provider of Britesmile, your smile can lose that dull, yellow cast and become bright and white again. While you can achieve some results with at-home treatments, they fall short of the instant improvements seen with Britesmile.
What Is Britesmile?
The Britesmile treatment consists of a specially-formulated gel and special blue wavelength lamp which, used together, results in speedy whitening of your teeth.
The gel, a hydrogen peroxide mixture, is set at fifteen percent. Other ingredients include glycerin and water which promise to prevent dehydration of teeth. Both lamp and gel are safe for tooth enamel. And the best part, it only takes one visit!
Posted on October 28, 2009 by Dr. White
You know living in a fast paced world it’s no surprise that more and more people are forgetting to do the little things. I’m not talking about leaving your keys in the fridge or forgetting to flush, what I’m talking about is the essence of social problems.
People who have this problem are usually easily spotted. This is because they are usually alone and unsure why they are being avoided. Of course this problem is none other than bad breath.
How to Fix Halitosis
Bad breath can be fixed pretty easily just by brushing regularly which too many people forget as it is, but that’s like just sticking to the basics, if you want to get advanced then you need to not only be brushing your teeth but whitening them as well.
Movie stars, the Beatles and your dentist. What do these all have in common? Those pearly whites that we all seem to care oh so much about but more often than not forget to take care of.
I’ve decided to make this quick list to help you guys understand the benefits of good dental hygiene and what some pearly whites can do for you.
Posted on October 13, 2009 by Dr. White
All-Natural Oral Care Products Are Best
Despite what television commercials and magazine ads expose, there is no regulation for the chemical content of toothpaste, mouthwash, or any other oral health care product use to battle gingivitis, gum diseases, or even bad breath.
Such advertisements and commercials mislead us, influencing us to believe that simply applying a particular chemical-composed mouthwash will fight oral disease and stained teeth.
It is the plant soaps, vitamins, vital oils, and herbal ingredients which can actually fight our tooth problems, offering the best treatment for gingivitis than any other high-claiming mouth care product can provide.
Though many people fail to make a link, but our teeth and gums have a significant effect on our overall health. Illnesses like gum issues, mercury fillings, and even tooth decay can have an adverse effect on your heath.
Posted on September 30, 2009 by Dr. White
Apply Dental Care in the All-Natural Way
Do you think that only using harsh chemicals and expensive treatments can battle gingivitis, tooth plaque or bad breath?
That’s just not true!
There are natural oral hygiene remedies that will assist in the battle against gum diseases both externally and internally if you apply them regularly.
You can keep your teeth white and healthy, and avoid bad breath by using some home remedy tips.
Let us discuss some of the most effective natural remedies for better dental care.
Posted on September 19, 2009 by Dr. White
Laser Teeth Whitening Services
Today, everyone is very concerned about the way they look. From our teeth to our hair, to our complexion and muscle tone… appearance is very important in today’s society.
Our appearance matters a lot to us and so every day we spend a lot of money and do whatever it takes to beautify our appearance.
Even a small thing such as a smile is vital to our appearance and promotes a healthy body image. Plus, a smile can say a lot – it can convey your confidence and approachability as well as his personality.
It is for such reasons that many people are now visiting the dentist mainly to whitening their teeth.
Posted on September 15, 2009 by Dr. White
Patrick Swayze: Movie Star, Heartthrob, Cancer Patient
Patrick Swayze, star of popular classic films such as Ghost, Dirty Dancing, and Road House, died Monday, September 15th 2009. He was 57 years old and spent the previous 20 months battling a particularly deadly form of pancreatic cancer.
The news of Swayze’s fight with cancer broke in March 2008, saddening the heart of many fans and movie buffs alike.
Swayze used his swinging dance moves and ripped, muscular physique to wow female viewers of all ages. On several occasions, he successfully portrayed a no-nonsense, tough guy, Chuck-Norri-style hero who punished the bad guys and saved beautiful women from danger.
Posted on September 9, 2009 by Dr. White
To help answer some of your questions, we have listed and described the most common causes of tooth stains and tooth discoloration. Once we can understand what causes teeth to become discolored, we can reduce the amount of discoloration, as well as prevent staining.
Oral hygiene – A lack of brushing and flossing – at least twice each day – can lead to a plaque build up on the teeth and under the gum tissue, which then hardens into tartar, giving the teeth a yellowish appearance.
Tooth enamel is porous, which means substances such as food, liquid, and tobacco, which left on the teeth too long, begin to sink into the inner layers of the teeth causing stains and discoloration.
A good oral hygiene routine not only reduces the risk of tooth decay and other dental problems, but it also reduces the number of foreign substances that can be absorbed into the enamel.
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