Showing posts from November, 2018

3 Ways to Care for Your Toothbrush

The holiday season starts with Halloween and sugar and candy galore. Then comes Thanksgiving with baked confectioneries and other good foods. This continues through the end of the year and into the New Year. We all love it, but by the end of it, our toothbrushes may be getting a little tired. (Remember to brush AT LEAST twice per day for two minutes and after snacks or meals especially ones containing all those yummy sugars!) Here are a few ways to take care of your toothbrush during it's busiest season: If your toothbrush looks like this it may be time to replace it! Store your toothbrush in the open air. Toothbrushes like to be thoroughly rinsed with water after being in your mouth and they don't like to be encased where they can't dry out after use. They also like their space - stand them upright and don't let them touch other toothbrushes. By storing your toothbrush this way you are minimizing the amount of bacteria on your toothbrush for your next clean

Whitening Options

Have you ever looked at your teeth and thought, “Man, I wish they were whiter”? Or maybe you’ve even picked up some whitening strips from the store to try, only to figure out that they don’t actually work as well as you had been hoping. Well, there are some solutions you can try. There are quite a few ways to whiten your teeth, but I have seen the best results with these two options: In-Office Whitening : This gives you the quickest results, but can be sensitive and varies in the amount of whitening that is achieved.  Usually this is 1-2 hours you spend in the dentist chair as the doctor and assistant apply a high concentration of whitening gel to your teeth in multiple, small segments of time. The results are fast (relatively speaking) and long-lasting provided you don’t eat or drink a lot of staining foods. Because of the limited predictability with this option it is used more as a quick fix before an event or for individuals that aren't motivated to do the treatment