Archive for the ‘ Oral Health Trends ’ Category

Recent Study Links Gum Disease with Severe COVID Cases

A recently published scientific study contains some important information connecting patients with gum disease to severe complications with COVID-19.  When coronavirus first hit our shores about a year ago, it was a novel disease that we did not know much about.  Doctors and scientists hypothesized many potential risk factors that could worsen the outcome of […]

The Best Dental Christmas Gifts

Dental Christmas gifts?  Is that even a thing?  Well, we think so.  From stocking stuffers to splurges, these are great gift ideas for that hard-to-buy-for person.  Not only will you be gifting something they might not buy for themselves; you’ll be contributing to great oral health, and that’s priceless! Splurges Most oral care products are […]

The TikTok Trend that Makes Us Cringe

Maybe you’ve never heard of TikTok.  Or you’ve heard of it, but you are not personally on it.  The reason you need to care about it is because your children are probably watching all the TikTok videos and getting some seriously bad advice. We as dentists worry about it because one of the latest #trending […]

Is it Safe to Have Silver Fillings?

. . . or should I have them replaced with composite? We hear this question from patients all the time.  There are several reasons to replace old silver (amalgam) fillings, but actually, safety isn’t one of them.  The short answer to the question in the title is: Yes, it is safe to have silver fillings.  […]

Over-the-Counter Teeth Whiteners: Do They Really Work?

Many people are interested in sprucing up their smiles for the holidays.  While you may not have time to get in to see your dentist for professional whitening, you can always grab something from the dental care aisle at the grocery or drugstore. The question is: Do they really work? What Works There are two […]

Is Vaping Bad for Your Mouth?

Yes. Absolutely, 100%, there is no doubt that vaping is bad for your mouth. This new trend causes concern among dentists because we know that many people are choosing it as a “healthier” option.  Just because it is slightly better for you than smoking cigarettes does not mean it is okay.  Vaping can cause disastrous […]

Five Trendy Things that are Really Bad for your Teeth

With the wealth of information available to anyone with internet access comes the risk of incomplete information or misinformation.  Health and beauty blogs tout countless trendy ways to lose weight, clear your skin, and whiten your teeth. There are a few popular trends that can have a detrimental effect on your teeth, and we want […]

Teeth Whitening FAQs

We are constantly asked about teeth whitening.  It’s hard to find someone who does not want to whiten his or her teeth.  This blog will cover the questions most commonly googled about teeth whitening. Is teeth whitening safe? Yes.  Teeth whitening is safe and causes no permanent damage to the teeth. In fact, there are […]

Activated Charcoal and other DIY Teeth Whitening Trends

You have probably seen it as you scroll through your Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest feed: do-it-yourself teeth whitening.  The trend of attempting to whiten your teeth with “all-natural” or over-the-counter ingredients and without the endorsement of a dentist has gained widespread popularity in recent years.  It’s no surprise that everyone wants whiter teeth.  Our goal […]