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Fact or Fiction: Over-the-Counter Whitening Products Work

April 16, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 2:20 pm
person using over-the-counter teeth whitening products

Are you troubled by yellow or stained teeth and considering various teeth whitening options? With a multitude of products and DIY bleaching remedies available, it can be overwhelming to choose. However, the effectiveness of over-the-counter teeth whitening products raises skepticism. In this article, we’ll delve into whether these products deliver on their promises and the risks associated with homemade bleaching methods. Additionally, we’ll discuss the benefits of seeking professional dental care for achieving a brighter smile safely.


Can I Get Teeth Whitening with a Dental Implant?

April 4, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 10:13 pm
Woman smiling

Discoloration of the teeth is a natural part of getting older, but it is also something many people are self-conscious of. Teeth whitening is one of the most affordable cosmetic options out there. It is an excellent way to enhance the natural beauty of your smile! However, what if you have a dental implant? Is teeth whitening still an option that’s available to you? Continue reading to learn more about whitening your teeth when you have a dental implant so you can consider your options.


Cosmetic Dentistry: A New Path to Career Success?

February 9, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 4:32 pm
Man shaking hands with a client after cosmetic dentistry

In the modern competitive professional world, success can often hinge on factors beyond skills and qualifications. For example, your appearance, particularly your smile, could be an instant make-or-break for some interviewers or clients. Cosmetic dentistry offers a way for you to boost your career safely and effectively with little down time.

If you want to take a closer look at how cosmetic dentistry can help your professional success, continue reading.


How Will My Tooth Extraction Actually Feel?

January 10, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 12:39 pm
Someone having a tooth removed

One of the things that puts patients on edge when it comes to oral healthcare is concerns about discomfort. Even people that aren’t particularly anxious about dentistry tend to be a little bit worried when it comes to certain procedures, like tooth extractions.

However, these concerns are largely unfounded—most of the dental care that you’ll receive will be completely painless. Tooth extractions are a good example. If you need to have a tooth removed soon, here’s what you can expect that to feel like.


Extraction Insights: Exploring Common Scenarios for Tooth Extraction

December 21, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 8:52 pm
A woman smiling with a tooth missing after tooth extraction

The decision for a tooth extraction is often a last resort in a dentist’s toolbox. In most cases, your dentist will try to save a natural tooth because the alternative could cause complications. However, there may be some scenarios where removing a tooth is the best course of action for your oral health.

If you want to see the most common reasons for tooth extraction, continue reading.


Delay the Libations After Extraction: Why You Shouldn’t Drink Alcohol After Having a Tooth Pulled

November 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 11:03 pm
Red wine

Having a tooth extracted can be a stressful ordeal, and many patients might want to reach for a drink after the procedure. While it might be tempting to enjoy a stiff adult beverage after oral surgery, dentists advise against drinking after a tooth extraction. Alcohol consumption can irritate the surgical site and hinder the healing process. Here’s how long you should abstain from alcohol after a tooth extraction as well as a few tips for helping your gums heal.


Why Professional Teeth Whitening Is Better Than Products Containing Activated Charcoal

October 13, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 10:34 pm
Lady has white smile

If you go to the store today, you could probably find a variety of dental products that contain activated charcoal. These products are purported to remove plaque and stains, but can they deliver results? Despite all the hype, there is no scientific evidence for activated charcoal having any health benefits for teeth, and the American Dental Association claims that it may even be abrasive enough to damage enamel. Here’s what you should know about activated charcoal and why you should stick to professional teeth whitening treatments from your dentist instead.


5 Foods to Avoid After a Teeth Whitening Treatment

September 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 7:02 pm
A woman about to enjoy a cup of tea after her teeth whitening treatment

Teeth whitening is becoming a popular way to remove years of stains from teeth. However, maintaining the results can be a challenge, especially if your lifestyle decisions are working against the treatment. Your diet, especially, plays a significant role in the longevity of teeth whitening results.

If you want to explore the connection between your dietary choices and the fading of teeth whitening treatments, continue reading.


Can Veneers Make The Teeth Sensitive?

August 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 9:25 am
someone holding a popsicle and wincing

Cosmetic dentistry in general can make a stunning difference in the quality of your smile, and no treatment promises more stunning smiles than veneers. If you’re someone who is unhappy with your smile, they can cover up just about any issue that you might have with your teeth.

However, you may have heard that veneers could potentially lead to sensitive teeth. If you want to know why that is and whether that’s something you really need to be worried about, here’s some information you might find useful.


How Many Hours a Day Can You Wear Dentures? 

July 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Bryan Villescas @ 2:02 am
older person with dentures smiling

Dentures boast an extensive history, dating back to ancient civilizations, and their popularity continues as a favored solution for missing teeth. They not only reinstate functionality and aesthetics but also instill confidence to smile, converse, and eat with ease. If you’re new to denture-wearing, you might be curious about the ideal duration for wearing them without encountering complications. Read on as we delves into the facets of denture wear time, shedding light on why donning them continuously throughout the day and night might not be the most sensible choice.

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