Smoking is one of the worst things you can do if you want to maintain a healthy smile. This is because tobacco smoke contains high levels of tar and nicotine, which can both bond with the porous surface of your teeth to create yellow or brown stains. This means that many smokers will frequently have their teeth whitened, but, unless the habit is kicked altogether, another whitening treatment will be needed in the future. [Read More]
3 Warnings Signs of a Cracked Tooth That You Shouldn't Ignore
It's sometimes obvious that a tooth has been cracked. You might feel it happen after experiencing a knock or while chewing something hard, and you may be able to see the crack by looking in the mirror. However, not all cracks are felt when they are made, and they might be either too small or too close to the back of the mouth to spot in a mirror. Cracked teeth can often be lived with quite easily, at least for a little while, but they are associated with a number of more serious issues. [Read More]
How to Handle Halitosis
Halitosis, or bad breath, is often an embarrassing thing to find out you suffer from. Frequently, you will only know that you have developed the condition because someone mentions it to you. However, there are steps everyone can take to deal with this unwanted problem. Indeed, many of these tips will not just result in getting rid of a bad smelling mouth, but also will help you to keep your breath smelling healthy for years to come. [Read More]
Do You Need a Cosmetic Dentist or an Orthodontist?
When your teeth are not aligned, it's good to have this addressed; not only will you look better and feel more confident, but misaligned teeth can mean a lack of support for the jaw muscles. In turn, you may feel soreness and aches along the jaw and see teeth become eroded more easily as they rub up against each other. You may assume you need to see an orthodontist for teeth straightening, but very often a cosmetic dentist can be a good option and he or she may be able to straighten your teeth more quickly and easily than an orthodontist. [Read More]