Brown spots on your teeth? Let’s talk tooth discoloration

Wondering why the color of your teeth has faded from a pearly white to something less photogenic? Maybe you’ve even got brown spots on your teeth? It’s easy to be embarrassed, or not want to smile, when your teeth don’t look their best. But discoloration can also be a sign of more serious problems.  Brown […]

Are dental implants painful?

Are dental implants painful?

Looking to get dental implants to correct your smile but scared they hurt? We break down the procedure and the pain level of dental implants.

Charcoal toothbrushes: Do they work?

do charcoal toothbrushes work to whiten teeth?

Why have charcoal toothbrushes become so popular in recent years? Do charcoal toothbrushes work? The bristles of a charcoal toothbrush are infused with activated charcoal. They’re usually made by oxidizing coal, coconut shells, olive pits, and other similar materials.  This creates a fine grain powder that is then heated to a high temperature to activate […]

Are teeth whitening pens worth the hype? Let’s break it down.

Teeth whitening pens

In the battle for a whiter smile, the teeth-whitening pen is growing in popularity. These are over-the-counter products that look like a ballpoint pen or lipstick. They’re also sometimes called brush-on whiteners. Like other  at-home whitening products, whitening pens typically contain bleaching gels like carbamide peroxide, hydrogen peroxide, or other peroxide compounds. The peroxide in […]

Stained teeth 101: How to prevent and clean stains from wine, coffee, and more

Stained teeth: get a whiter smile

Most of us wish our stained teeth would suddenly appear whiter. If you too have found yourself inspecting your smile and wishing your teeth were more pearly than, well, any other color, you’re not alone.  80% of Americans between 18 and 49 wish their teeth were whiter. For women, that same survey reports the numbers […]

Oil pulling: what you need to know

benefits of oil pulling

A big confident smile can feel amazing. And we sure try lots of ways to make our teeth whiter. Lisa J. Baker, DDS from Bloomington says yellow and dull teeth can negatively affect your business and social life. That’s where oil pulling comes into play. This ancient practice can improve your oral health and overall […]