Archive for June 2019

pros and cons of charcoal toothpaste

What are the Pros and Cons of Charcoal Toothpaste?

If you follow beauty and personal care trends, chances are you heard of charcoal toothpaste. Whether your friend recommended it or you found it on Pinterest, you may be curious about the pros and cons of charcoal toothpaste. But does it live up to the hype?

We aim to provide objective, helpful information for our patients. As dental professionals, we have concerns about the charcoal toothpaste trend, but recognize some have positive experiences using it as a supplement to their dental care program. Keep in mind the following is not medical advice, it is just basic information about the pros and cons of charcoal toothpaste.

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how to prepare for wisdom tooth extraction

How to Prepare for Wisdom Tooth Extraction

If you recently learned that you need a wisdom tooth extraction, you may feel anxious or uneasy. This is normal for any dental or medical procedure. We find that our patients usually feel more reassured once they learn what to expect and how to prepare for wisdom tooth extraction.

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Why is My Tooth Sensitive to Hot and Cold

Why is My Tooth Sensitive to Hot and Cold?

Often patients ask us, why is my tooth sensitive to hot and cold? Temperature sensitivity can range from mild to very painful. You may experience a sudden jolt of pain triggered by cold water, hot food, cold air, and even spicy foods. 

Since there are multiple possible causes of temperature sensitivity in teeth, the treatment options vary depending on the cause and severity of the pain. Learning common causes also empowers you to prevent future tooth sensitivity. 

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what causes acid erosion in teeth

Case Study: What Causes Acid Erosion in Teeth

Protecting and preserving your tooth enamel is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth. Over time, tooth enamel breaks down due to impact, grinding, age, and acid erosion. Damage from acid erosion may be the easiest to prevent. To understand how you may prevent acid erosion, first you need to understand what causes acid erosion in teeth.

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