Author: Staff ( Staff)

Home Staff
Is There a Link Between UV Light Teeth Whitening and Cancer?
Post

Is There a Link Between UV Light Teeth Whitening and Cancer?

Teeth whitening at the dentist, or even with some at-home kits, is often a two-part process. Along with a bleaching agent that is applied to the teeth, an instrument called a curing light is moved over the teeth to help activate the chemicals. Because some curing lights use UV technology (others are halogen or LED),...

Dental Care for Veterans: Some Options and Steps to Take
Post

Dental Care for Veterans: Some Options and Steps to Take

There is currently a bill making its way through Congress that would require the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide dental care for veterans in the same way it provides medical care. Currently, there are about 9.3 million veterans getting VA health care, but only 1.35 million meet the requirements for dental care....

Can Dental Cleaning Damage Teeth? Busting the Myths
Post

Can Dental Cleaning Damage Teeth? Busting the Myths

Along with regular brushing and flossing, professional dental cleanings play an important part in keeping teeth healthy. Some people avoid getting their teeth cleaned at the dentist because they think it will not only be painful, but might actually harm their teeth.  If it’s been a long time since the last cleaning, it is true...

Moving and Changing Dentists
Post

Moving and Changing Dentists

Moving to a new town comes with a long to-do list. Along with enrolling the kids in school and finding the nearest grocery store, you’ll also need to find a new dentist.  Choosing the best dentist for you and your family is important, but it doesn’t have to be an ordeal. Changing dentists can be...

Where Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?
Post

Where Can I Get My Teeth Whitened?

The search for whiter teeth is a common one. Whitening products and procedures are a multi-billion-dollar industry. There are several options on the market to choose from, both do-it-yourself products and those applied in a professional setting.  The cost, safety, and results can vary widely depending on where you get your teeth whitened. Before choosing...

Invisalign and Composite Bonding: Common Questions Answered
Post

Invisalign and Composite Bonding: Common Questions Answered

At first glance, Invisalign and composite bonding might not seem to be related. Invisalign’s purpose is to straighten teeth, while bonding is usually used to fix imperfections like chips, cracks, or stains. But the two cosmetic dental treatments can work hand-in-hand to create a straighter, more pleasing smile—or in some cases, the two treatments might...

What is CareCredit and How Can it Help With Dental Work?
Post

What is CareCredit and How Can it Help With Dental Work?

Many people have a hard time finding room in their budget for routine dental checkups, let alone paying for other pricey procedures or a dental emergency. But dental problems don’t go away on their own. Left untreated, they are bound to get worse, causing more pain… and costing more money. CareCredit is one financial tool...

How Dental Bonding Works
Post

How Dental Bonding Works

Cosmetic dental procedures do not  have to take a long time or cost more than the budget will allow.. Dental bonding, for example, can fix a number of issues without anesthetic and with less than an hour in the dentist’s chair. It also costs less than veneers or crowns.  Dental bonding involves applying a tooth-colored...

New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021
Post

New Year, New You: 8 Ways to Improve Your Smile in 2021

Is one of your New Years’ resolutions to improve your smile? The events of 2020 may have forced you to cancel or postpone some dental work, or maybe there’s something that’s been on your wishlist for a while. Either way, the coming year could be a great time to do something special for yourself. How...

Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened While Pregnant?
Post

Should You Get Your Teeth Whitened While Pregnant?

There are plenty of reasons to get teeth whitened: In anticipation of being in a wedding, for example. But what would be a simple decision for most women gets a little more complicated for those who are pregnant. Are teeth whitening and pregnancy a bad combination? In its recommendations about dental care during pregnancy, the...