BRIGHT IDEA

If you have stained or discolored teeth, you might want to try a fast and effective professional tooth-whitening procedure that can make your teeth up to eight shades lighter. This technique makes use of advanced LED light-activated technology to enhance the action of bleaching materials on teeth. One of the advantages of this new tooth-whitening

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TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO BRUSH

The best way to instill the habit of brushing teeth in children is to have them learn by example. Once children have watched their parents perform this twice-daily ritual and get the hang of it, parents should encourage their kids to brush their own teeth. First, children should learn to dab only a pea-sized amount

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NOCTURNAL BRUXISM

It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million U.S. children and adults grind their teeth at night. Not only does the grinding sound associated with “nocturnal bruxism” awaken and alarm sleepers in the same room as the tooth-grinder, but it can also cause wear and tear on the teeth and damage bone and gums.

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ENAMELOPLASTY

Certain situations lend themselves to a cosmetic procedure known as “tooth recontouring,” which involves removing small areas of tooth enamel. Also known as “enameloplasty” and “odontoplasty,” tooth recontouring may be used to remove slight surface imperfections (such as small chips), smooth out bulges or imperfections in the enamel’s surface, adjust slightly irregular tooth shapes caused

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WHAT CAUSES DRY MOUTH

Not only is saliva critical for eating and digesting food, it also plays a primary role in keeping teeth clean, strong, and free of decay. Unfortunately, saliva production slows as we age. In addition, older adults are more likely to take medications that cause dry mouth (xerostomia). Among the most common culprits are antihistamines, decongestants,

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