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How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
Posted on 3/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
So you have been to the dentist, and we have whitened your teeth beautifully. You are so excited about your beautiful white smile, but how do you keep it? How long should a professional tooth whitening last? The answer is—it depends on how you treat your teeth down the road. Professional Whitening There are several ways we can whiten your teeth for you. You can come in for a tray fitting, and then you will whiten your teeth at home with a whitening tray and our products. This procedure, usually called teeth bleaching, takes about 3 to 4 weeks to finish. There are also products we can give you to cut your time down to about a week, if you can use it for 8 hours a day. If you want an even quicker whitening experience, we can offer you laser whitening, where a laser is used to whiten your teeth quickly using an agent on your teeth. This type of whitening is faster than other tooth whitening, and it is also more expensive. We can also do your whitening for our in our office rather than you whitening your teeth at home. How Long Does It Last? Professional teeth whitening can last as long as three years. However, how white your teeth stay depends on you. Frequent brushing and flossing helps keeps your teeth white. Come and visit us regularly to get your teeth professionally cleaned and checked. Also, be sure to limit your intake of food and drink that could stain your teeth. If you need to drink caffeine to help reduce your irritability level, be sure and drink these beverages first, then brush your teeth. We can help you get your teeth white and keep them white. Why not call us today to make an appointment to come in for a consultation on teeth whitening?...
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Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
Posted on 2/25/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
As we grow into adulthood, there are many things that make us afraid. What will we do as adults, and what will our life be like are common things to think about. There are also some little things that cause us to worry. Wisdom teeth are something that many people have a fear of. Wisdom teeth are often associated with pain. People imagine that when their wisdom teeth begin to grow, they will cause pain in the mouth. They worry that they will have to have the teeth removed. That is another painful experience that people worry about. People also can wonder if they will have to go through all the pain that wisdom teeth can cause. Reasons for Wisdom Teeth Pain There are a few different reasons that wisdom teeth cause pain. Most of the reasons are similar. The pain from wisdom teeth comes from the fact that they are trying to grow. When a baby's first tooth emerges, they feel pain because it is trying to break through the skin. A wisdom tooth can cause pain for that same reason. It is trying to emerge. If it struggles to emerge, it will hurt. The best thing to do when you feel the pain where wisdom teeth try to grow in is to come visit our office to find out how severe the problem is and to come up with a plan to deal with it. What Wisdom Tooth Pain Can Mean The reasons for the pain from wisdom teeth are all slightly different. If the tooth cannot emerge through the skin, it becomes impacted and that can cause a lot of pain. Pain is also the result when the tooth starts to emerge, but does not have the room to fully emerge. Both types of pain are the result of something being in the way of the wisdom tooth growing into fully. Solutions to the pain can include extracting the wisdom teeth, managing the pain while the teeth find the room or creating room for the teeth to grow in. The only way to find the best solution to the pain is to visit our offices so we can examine what is happening. If you have tooth pain from your wisdom teeth, contact our office right away to schedule an appointment....
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Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
Posted on 2/15/2019 by Crossroads Family Dental
Drinking tea has gotten a bad rap, at least when it comes to dental care. All over the place, you can see expressions such as drinking tea can stain your teeth, or teeth-staining tea. We think tea has gotten a bad rap as far as drinks go, because there are actually elements in tea that can help keep your teeth healthy. The Benefits of Drinking Tea Scientists have researched that the compounds found in black tea may actually work with the teeth, by attacking harmful bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria in your mouth is what causes cavities and gum disease. While researchers have previously noted the benefits of drinking green tea, this most recent study involves black tea, which is what is consumed most often in the West. In fact, black tea may be a wonder drink. Compounds found in black tea can work to attack harmful bacteria. These compounds may even suppress the growth and acid production of bacteria in the plaque found in your mouth. Best of all, black tea also affects an enzyme called glucosyltransferase, which converts sugar into a sticky substance that holds bacteria to your teeth. Black tea drinking means that those sugars somehow lose their ability to form sticky webs on your teeth- how magical is that? One experiment demonstrated that when subjects drank black tea for 30 seconds over a three-minute interval, plaque bacteria stopped growing and producing acids that break down the enamel on the teeth. While all of this research on black tea sounds great as far as your teeth are concerned, it doesn't replace the need for you to brush and floss regularly. But, given the research, it is nice to know that black tea can actually help your teeth rather than hurt them. If you have questions about your diet, and the foods or drinks that might be best for your teeth, why not give us a call? We would love to talk about your teeth with you during an appointment....
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All Posts:
How Long Can a Professional Dental Whitening be Expected to Last?
3/15/2019
Wisdom Teeth Only Hurt When There is Something in the Way
2/25/2019
Why Your Teeth Love Tea So Much
2/15/2019
Is There Any Cure for Cavities?
1/25/2019
How to Keep Your Teeth Safe When Struggling with the Flu
1/15/2019
Why Could Biting Hurt?
12/25/2018
Why Composite Fillings Are So Popular
12/15/2018
Why Ibuprofen is Best Following Oral Procedures
11/30/2018
When Struggling with Morning Sickness, You Must Protect Your Teeth
11/20/2018
Which Types of Juice Are Bad for Your Teeth?
10/25/2018
When You Get Cavities Between Your Teeth, They Can Do a Lot of Damage
10/15/2018
Are Toothpicks Good at Improving Oral Health?
9/23/2018
Are There Benefits to Having Xylitol in Your Gum?
9/13/2018
Fiber is Great for Improving Oral Health
8/30/2018
Facts You Need to Know About Untreated Cavities
8/20/2018
Signs You May Have Gum Disease
7/20/2018
How Can You Tell if a Filling Comes Loose?
7/10/2018
Why You Should Leave Reviews After Coming to Our Office
6/23/2018
Why You Need to Time How Long You Brush
6/13/2018
Caring for Veneers Means Keeping Up with Oral Hygiene
5/23/2018
Maintaining New Fillings is Important
5/13/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
4/20/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
4/10/2018
You Need to Come In and See Us Every Six Months Without Fail
3/27/2018
You Can Make Brushing More Fun By Swapping Toothpaste Flavors
3/17/2018
Why Your Teeth Suffer When You Get Insomnia
2/27/2018
Why Should You Wait After Eating to Brush?
2/17/2018
How Long Does it Really Take for a Cavity to Form?
1/27/2018
How Do You Build Up Your Tolerance for Oil Pulling?
1/17/2018
Dry Mouth is a Problem for Denture Wearers Too
12/30/2017
Brushing Immediately After Eating Can Hurt Your Teeth
12/20/2017

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