What Causes Tooth Erosion?

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citrus-teethDental erosion is the irreversible loss of tooth structure due to acids (rather than bacteria). Over time, acids can wear away at the enamel of the teeth and expose the dentine underneath.

In addition to a darker, yellowish appearance, tooth erosion can cause teeth to become more sensitive to cold or certain foods and drinks.… Read more

Teeth Whitening: What’s the Best Way?

Cosmetic Dentistry is becoming more and more common in today’s society. As technology and procedures evolve, cosmetic dentistry is becoming more affordable for people. The most common of all cosmetic procedures is teeth whitening.

When it comes to teeth whitening, there are several different options for you to choose from.… Read more

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are thin pieces of porcelain material used to cover the front surface of teeth. They improve the appearance of discolored, chipped, worn-down or even gaps between teeth. The color can be customized to a patient’s preference. Veneers often provide a good alternative to crowns and can last for many years.… Read more

Tooth-brushing: Then & Now

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The History of the Toothbrush

The history of tooth-brushing dates back as far as 3500-3000 BC. The Greeks are said to have only used rough cloths to clean their teeth, but Ancient Egyptians used twigs with frayed ends, and a powder of ground ox hooves and eggshells, for tooth-brushing.… Read more

Can Flossing Help You Live Longer?

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Society today is all about longevity; how to add weeks, months and better yet, years to your life. Doctors tell you to exercise, magazines tell you which foods to eat and research tells you to floss…wait, what?

That’s right, people. Recent studies have linked gum disease and heart disease.… Read more

Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?

If you cringe at the thought of eating something cold and prefer your water room temperature you’re not alone. Sensitive teeth are a common dental problem. Many people experience discomfort or pain when they consume cold or hot food or drinks – or even if they breathe in very cold air.… Read more