The Best Teeth Whitening Methods

March 15, 2014

Perhaps you’re a tea drinker, or you love red wine — you might even smoke. Whatever the case may be, maintaining a bright white smile can be challenging, even with the healthiest of habits. The good news is that there are many teeth whitening methods that can help you flash those pearly whites instead of those dingy yellows. (more…)

Overcoming Fear of the Dentist

March 15, 2014

Did you know that about 75 percent of American adults experience mild to severe fear when visiting the dentist? Some individuals are so afraid that they avoid getting essential preventive care, such as regular cleanings and x-rays. Unfortunately, skipping preventive care can make hidden dental problems much more serious and painful. The good news is that there are several techniques you can use to overcome dental fear and enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile. (more…)

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

March 14, 2014

If you’re missing teeth or have been told you need various procedures, you’re probably busy weighing the pros and cons of dental implants or dentures. Although the end result is the same — a beautiful smile — the choice that’s right for you depends on several factors. Here is what you need to know about dentures or implants, and why one — but not the other — may be the better decision. (more…)

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Are Amalgam Fillings Harming Your Health?

October 9, 2013

Everyone knows that mercury is poisonous — bite an old-school-style thermometer in half, and watch Mom come running. Indeed, mercury ingestion has been linked to serious health problems such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. But is the small amount of inorganic mercury used in silver dental fillings causing your own health to suffer? Here is why silver fillings are often the most sensible and economical choice when filling a cavity, and why the ongoing controversy over “mercury fillings” is likely nothing more than a tempest in a teapot. (more…)