Is Charcoal Useful for Teeth Whitening?

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Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from coconut shells, bone char, petroleum coke, peat, coal, and olive pits or sawdust. It gets activated by processing it at very high temperatures that change its internal structure. Charcoal has become a cosmetic trend as people are using it as face masks and teeth whiteners. But,…

How to Eliminate Tooth Pain

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Dealing with a toothache is an annoying experience and we all want to make it go away immediately. Fortunately, there are some things you could do to eliminate this awful sensation and we’re here to share them with you. But first, let’s explore some facts about toothaches, what they are, the symptoms, and what causes…

5 Steps to Make Teeth Brushing a Habit for Children

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Most children are very complicated when it comes to brushing their teeth. They don’t feel very comfortable or just don’t want to spend 2 minutes of their time having their teeth brushed. However, with time, patience, creativity, and love you can help your child find this daily routine exciting and establish good dental hygiene habits…

Difference Between Canker Sores & Mouth Ulcers

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We’ve all been through the uncomfortable situation of waking up to a mouth ulcer or canker sore. Everybody has been a victim of these frustrating ulcers at least once in their life and understands how they can irritate your mouth and prevent you from enjoying food. If interfering with your food wasn’t enough, there’s a…

Replacing Silver Fillings or Amalgam Fillings

Silver fillings are one of the earliest forms used in dentistry. They date back to 1826 and aren’t really made from pure silver. Instead, they come from different trace metals, including silver, copper, tin, and mercury. The mercury inside these fillings is a hazard that has caused more damage in the long run than it…

How Soon Can You Get Dentures After Pulling Teeth?

A denture is a removable replacement made of acrylic, nylon, or metal that fills gaps of missing teeth and surrounding tissues. Dentures may help prevent problems with eating and speech, and they may also improve the appearance of your smile, tooth restoration, and give you confidence. Dentures can either be full or partial, meaning they…

Is Brushing Your Teeth Without Toothpaste OK?

We may not think about it too much, but toothpaste is a big part of our oral hygiene routine. Everyone knows the importance of brushing twice a day, but the extent of toothpaste itself is a little unclear. Some people nowadays don’t even use toothpaste. Still, one of the facts about toothpaste is that its…

Should You See a Doctor or Dentist For Canker Sores?

Canker sores are small, shallow lesions that develop on the soft tissues on the back of your lips, the base of your gums, on the inside linings of the cheeks, on the tongue, and throat. They usually appear white or yellow with a red, swollen border. Canker sores aren’t contagious. However, they can be really…

Can Dental Problems Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes?

When you’re starting to feel a little sick, you may notice some swelling on the sides of your neck. Those tiny lumps feel soft and tender to the touch and may even hurt a little. These are called lymph nodes. Swollen lymph nodes are common and are a good sign. The swelling in these lumps…

Am I a Candidate for ClearCorrect Invisible Aligners?

    So who exactly is a candidate for ClearCorrect aligners or clear invisible braces? If you have orthodontic issues like crooked teeth, teeth gaps, or overbites, you probably are a candidate for ClearCorrect aligners or clear invisible braces. But it all depends on the severity of your case. Still, people often ask, “should I…