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Whitening Your Teeth Can Help You Age More Gracefully

Posted on 7/26/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
There is a big difference between being graceful and aging gracefully. Fortunately, we can help you with one of those aspects. Your teeth are an important part of aging gracefully. How do You Estimate Youth? A study was done in England by Oral B. They asked people to look at a number of pictures. After looking at the pictures, the scientists asked the panel to arrange the pictures by age. Interestingly, those with a beautiful and white toothed smile were placed on the younger side of the age spectrum. Those with discolored teeth, among other factors, where estimated as being older. The scientists concluded that whitening your teeth could take off around 13 years of age. Whitening Could be Your Best Move to Add Youth Whitening your teeth could be more cost effective and less painful than other ways to add youth. Compared to plastic surgery or hair growing treatments, whitening your teeth could be far cheaper. We all know creams and lotions are available to help your skin, but it might be a better use of your finances to simply whiten your teeth. In addition to weighing the cost of whitening your teeth, you have to consider the effort and time involved with various youth giving procedures. Whitening your teeth is painless and you can see the results within weeks. Not only is whitening your teeth a way to add youth back into your life, but you may also notice a boost of confidence as well. Schedule Your Appointment Today Give our office a call to schedule your next appointment for a cleaning and exam. We can help you assess if you would be a candidate to have your teeth whitened. We look forward to helping you have the most radiant smile possible....
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Examples of Foods That Lead to Increased Gum Recession

Posted on 7/12/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
Gum recession is the process in which the gum tissue that surrounds your teeth pulls back from your tooth. Normally, the gum is snug against your tooth. In addition, your gum should be a healthy pink color with a firm texture. When the gum recedes, gaps formed between the tooth and the gumline which make it easy for harmful bacteria to build up in the voids. If this is left untreated, the supporting gum tissue can become damaged and ultimately the tooth will suffer. Unfortunately, gum recession is common. if you are experiencing sensitivity along a gumline, it may be due to receding gums. This process happens gradually, but you may feel sharp pain if your teeth become sensitive to extreme hot or cold temperatures associated with the food or beverages you consume. Eating Good Food Helps to Slow Gum Recession In addition to good oral hygiene, there are other best practices to incorporate to combat gum recession. A healthy lifestyle is a good defense against gum recession. Eating fresh produce will allow your body to assimilate necessary vitamins and minerals which keep your teeth and gums healthy. Eat carrots, sweet peppers, and beets. Eat a rainbow of colors and include leafy greens in your meal plan. Do not be afraid to try a vegetable you have never heard of before. Control your sugar intake. The more sugar you eat, the more bacteria congregate in your mouth. Cut back on starch as well. Instead, eat whole foods which are full of nutrients for your mouth. Better Oral Health Starts with a Good Oral Hygiene Routine If you experience sensitivity when you eat sugar or eat something that is cold or hot, you may have gum recession in some parts of your mouth. Make an appointment with our office so that we can do a thorough dental cleaning and exam. Let us know if you are experiencing sensitivity so we can use room temperature water clean your teeth and keep you as comfortable as possible. We will document any gum recession, and help you take steps to alleviate gum sensitivity....
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Do You Know How Long Whitening Generally Lasts?

Posted on 6/21/2021 by Water's Edge Dental
Many people today like the idea of getting in-office whitening for their teeth. The process is fast (you usually only need one appointment) and provides good results. What Is an In-office Whitening? Also known as chair-side bleaching, an in-office whitening normally uses a highly concentrated bleaching agent, such as carbamide peroxide or hydrogen peroxide, to whiten the teeth. Today, a numbing agent is usually added to bleaches to make the procedure more comfortable. We will use a dam to protect the gums from irritation as well. While you can whiten your teeth at home, this type of procedure is monitored in-office and is safer, quicker, and more effective. Heat or light may be used to accelerate the bleaching agent. How Long Does an In-office Whitening Take and How Long Will It Last? Typically, we can whiten your teeth in under an hour. Therefore, your teeth, on average, will be five shades lighter after the treatment. Most people are well-pleased with the cosmetic results. If you practice good hygiene at home and visit us every six months for a professional cleaning and exam, you are in-office whitening can last up to 3 years. What Causes Teeth to Become Discolored? Over time, your teeth may become discolored from what you eat or drink. Acidic or dark-colored beverages or foods can discolor the teeth or produce surface stains. While you can remove surface stains with professional cleanings, you need something more substantial to whiten faded or discolored teeth. Other reasons for discoloration include heredity factors, vaping, smoking, or taking some medicines, such as tetracycline. Infection or trauma can also cause a tooth to turn greyish, bluish, or yellow. In some instances, a patient may not be the right candidate for in-office whitening. If so, we may recommend the placement of crowns or veneers to brighten a person's smile. Would you like to know more about in-office whitening? If so, give us a call today to schedule a check-up and an exam....
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All Posts:

Whitening Your Teeth Can Help You Age More Gracefully
7/26/2021
Examples of Foods That Lead to Increased Gum Recession
7/12/2021
Do You Know How Long Whitening Generally Lasts?
6/21/2021
Strange Toothpaste Flavors You May Want to Consider
6/7/2021
How To Take Care of Your Toothbrush
5/24/2021
What Types of Dental Fillings Look Like Your Natural Tooth?
5/10/2021
Best Treatments for Oral Thrush
4/26/2021
How Periodontitis Is Treated
4/12/2021
How to Keep Your Teeth Forever
3/22/2021
Foods to Avoid with Braces
3/8/2021
Wear A Sports Mouthguard To Prevent Dental Injuries
2/22/2021
Causes of Dental Cavities
2/8/2021
Why Is It Necessary To Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months?
1/25/2021
Protecting Your Teeth Against Enamel Erosion
1/11/2021
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
12/21/2020
Tooth Decay Becomes Visible If It Becomes Extensive
12/21/2020
Why Do Teeth Develop Sensitivity?
12/7/2020
Should You Rinse After Brushing with Water or Mouthwash?
11/16/2020
Do I Have to Use Mouthwash Every Day?
11/9/2020
The Best Way to Brush and Floss in the Back of Your Mouth
10/19/2020
DIY Whitening Can Leave Your Enamel Weak
10/5/2020
When is a Problem Truly a Dental Emergency?
9/21/2020
Dangers of Not Getting Regular Dental Care
9/7/2020
Do Teeth Take Damage When They Get Whitened?
8/24/2020
When Do Adults Need Dental Sealants?
8/10/2020
What to Do if Your Filling Feels Too High
7/23/2020
Foods That Lead to Gum Recession More Quickly
7/7/2020
Do Your Gums Change as You Get Older?
6/22/2020
Do Sugar Substitutes Do the Same Kind Of Damage As Process Sugars
6/8/2020
How to Keep Waking Up with Caffeine but Without the Dental Stains
5/29/2020
Dental Hygiene for Toddlers
5/15/2020
Do You Need to Have a Cracked Tooth Extracted?
4/20/2020
Danger of Not Fixing a Tooth You Can Tell Has Cracked
4/10/2020
You Need to Fix Teeth Even If They Are Not Yet Painful
3/25/2020
Dental Issues That If Left Untreated Could Become Deadly
3/15/2020
What Are the Benefits of Getting Dental Debridement?
2/20/2020
Ways to Remedy a Sticky Mouth When You Wake Up
2/10/2020
How Do Plaque And Tartar Affect Your Teeth?
1/25/2020
Is Cosmetic Bonding in Your Future?
1/15/2020
Why So Few People Brush the Roof of Their Mouths?
12/25/2019
How to Keep from Staining Your Dental Crowns
12/15/2019
Signs of Sweet Sensitivity in Your Teeth
11/20/2019
How Does Saliva Restore the pH Balance in Your Mouth After Consuming Acidic Items?
11/10/2019
How Sleeping with Your Mouth Open Impacts Your Oral Health
10/25/2019
Is There Ever a Bad Age for Dental Sealants?
10/15/2019
Dangers of Not Getting a Numb Tooth Checked
9/25/2019
Can You Leave Ice on Too Long After Dental Work?
9/15/2019
Just How Strong Is Tooth Enamel
8/25/2019
Is There Anything You Can Do if You Lose Your Tooth's Enamel?
8/15/2019
It Is Important to See a Dentist During Pregnancy
7/20/2019
Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Flossing?
7/10/2019
What Does an Oral Piercing Do to Harm Your Oral Health?
6/25/2019
How Can a Dental Filling Leak?
6/15/2019
Tips for Caring for New Veneers
5/25/2019
Things to Avoid if You Have Veneers
5/15/2019
Dangers Associated with a Boring Oral Hygiene Routine
4/20/2019
Cracked Teeth Have Several Restorative Options
4/10/2019
Should Adults Ask About Dental Sealants, Too?
3/25/2019
Reasons Your Teeth May Hurt When You Get Up In the Morning
3/15/2019
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
2/25/2019
How Ice Harms Your Teeth
2/15/2019
Is Alcohol Based Mouthwash Good for Your Mouth?
1/25/2019
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
1/15/2019
What to Expect Following an Injury to Your Tooth
12/25/2018
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
12/15/2018
Is An Over The Counter Mouth Guard Better Than A Custom One?
11/25/2018
How to Relax Before We See You to Avoid Dental Anxiety
11/15/2018
Tips for Better Oral Hygiene You Can Begin Today
10/25/2018
Times When You May Need a Soft Tissue Graft
10/15/2018
We Want You to Share Your Fears with Us So We Can Help
9/25/2018
We Can Help with Restorative Dentistry
9/15/2018
Why You Never Want to Skip Past Dental Insurance Because of Expensive Premiums
8/25/2018
Why You May Want to Start Oil Pulling
8/15/2018
Managing Acid Reflux Can Help Your Oral Health
7/20/2018
Does Vaping Cause Oral Health Problems?
7/10/2018
Why a Toothache May Start Off as Sinus Pain
6/20/2018
What You Should Have in a Dental Emergency Kit
6/10/2018
Why Your Teeth Need You to Drink Lots of Water
5/20/2018
Why Do You Need to Come See Us Every Six Months?
5/10/2018
Why Gums Often Bleed in Pregnant Women
4/20/2018
What Swelling In Your Mouth Could Mean
4/10/2018
How to Change Up Your Brushing Routine to Make It Less Routine
3/25/2018
How Does Nitrous Oxide Help Relieve Dental Anxiety?
3/15/2018
Why Do So Many People Fear Root Canals?
2/25/2018
What to Do if a Dental Veneer Ever Chips or Breaks Off
2/15/2018
Your Dentist is Not Going to Shame You for Coming In After Years of Missed Treatments
1/25/2018
Your Dentist Can Help You Give Up Nicotine
1/15/2018
Who to Ask for Help From If You Need Assistance Flossing Better
12/25/2017
Bleaching Your Teeth Too Often Can Leave Them in Peril
12/15/2017
What Scuba Diving Can Do to Harm Your Oral Health
11/27/2017
What Orange Lipstick Does to the Appearance of Your Teeth?
11/17/2017
Your Tongue May Be the Harbor of Your Bad Breath
10/27/2017
Tips for Finding the Perfect Toothbrush
10/17/2017
Things to Chew That Will Freshen Your Breath
9/30/2017
Protecting Your Teeth and Gums While Pregnant
9/20/2017

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