Here comes the bride and her teeth are nice and white.
Planning a wedding?
There is one thing that everyone will notice on this special day: your
Here are ways to
make sure your smile as radiant as possible:
to remove stains that dull your smile.
which brightens teeth that are discolored. A chemical solution is
applied to the teeth to lift out stains and whiten teeth.
for teeth that are chipped, broken, cracked or have gaps. Bonding uses
tooth colored materials that attach to the tooth surface to improve or
correct these areas.
are thin custom made shells that are designed to cover the front of the
teeth that are chipped, worn or eroded.
braces that take one third to half the time of traditional braces.
If your smile could
us a little boost before the big day see
Smile Enhancements for more.
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May is National Physical Fitness and
You can keep your mouth fit and free of bad breath
through cleaning your tongue and teeth:
Why Clean Your Tongue
For bacteria, that gunky mess on the back of your
tongue is a great smorgasbord opportunity causing bad
breath. Research has shown that just four quick and thorough scrapes
of the top of your tongue reduces mouth odors from bacteria by about
90%. You need to get as far back as you can on the top surface of
your tongue to do this correctly. You’ll be amazed at the difference
this can make when you have removed all the stuff that
"puddles" on the back of your tongue.
We can provide you with a tongue
cleaner at all our recare and comprehensive
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Clean Your Teeth
Add a dental visit to this year's spring
cleaning list. A professional dental cleaning at least twice a
year can improve the state of oral health, reports the Academy
of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists
dedicated to continuing dental education.
"A prophylaxis, also known as a
'prophy' or professional dental cleaning, reinforces the at
home oral health regimen," says Academy spokesperson Anne
Murray, DDS. "It is designed to preserve health, and
prevent the spread of disease and gives the dentist an
opportunity to locate other areas in the mouth that may need
It is strongly recommended that a dentist or
hygienist perform a dental cleaning every 3-6 months, says Dr.
Murray. She discourages consumer use of over-the-counter tooth
"People with healthy teeth and gums
typically do not experience soreness after a cleaning,"
says Dr. Murray. Those with less than perfect oral hygiene
habits may experience discomfort or heightened sensitivity
during a dental cleaning. The dentist can use a topical
anesthetic before the cleaning to alleviate pain.
What is a dental cleaning?
Written by Susan Urbanczyk, public information administrator
for AGD, 312/440-4308, [email protected],
or Hadiya Jones, public information assistant, 312/440-4341, [email protected]
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February 06, 2008