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 […]

How much does Invisalign cost? How It works, prices, and alternatives

Invisalign cost

Ignoring misaligned teeth, gaps, and crossbites won’t make dental problems go away as we grow older. Putting off making a dental appointment is common, even among adults who are experiencing mild tooth pain or worsening cavities.Braces, unfortunately, aren’t comfortable to wear, yet many still need them. But over the last 20 years, a new type of […]

5 things to stop drinking for whiter teeth

Stained teeth: get a whiter smile

Nobody likes it when their teeth are no longer white. You don’t look as good and you don’t feel as good. One study reports that at least 9.8% of us will experience a significant level of tooth discoloration. Prevention is key to helping keep teeth white – especially around what you eat and especially what […]