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 […]

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 […]

Experiencing a sore tongue? 15 causes and treatments for tongue pain

sore tongue causes

Having a sore tongue is actually a common problem. In fact, most oral infections like blisters under the cheeks, tongue, and gums, are pretty widespread. Those inflamed patches of tissue and cracked skin on the corner of your mouth can be painful and hard to ignore. Sore tongue can also be caused by other underlying […]

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 […]

Myth or Fact: The whiter the teeth, the healthier the smile?

whiter smile

Are you worried about your yellow teeth? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! More than half of Americans are insecure about their teeth. According to one study, 57% of us cover our mouths when we laugh. Let’s talk yellow teeth and their implication on the health of your mouth. Are whiter teeth healthier? So, are whiter […]