You’ve invested the time and money in a professional in-office teeth whitening treatment to brighten your smile. Don’t you want to maintain that dazzling, bright smile for as long as you can? Teeth whitening treatments are very effective, but they don’t last forever. Over time, your teeth will become stained again. By following these tips, you can prolong your whitening results as long as possible.
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Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic practice that is accomplished by swishing a tablespoon of oil – typically coconut oil – around the teeth and gums for 15 to 30 minutes a day. Proponents of oil pulling tout benefits including a reduced risk of cavities and gum disease, fresh breath, and whiter teeth.
DIY teeth whiteners are becoming increasingly popular as bloggers and influencers peddle them as "natural" alternatives to traditional teeth whitening. Two of the trendiest methods are brushing with activated charcoal and coconut oil pulling (gargling and swishing coconut oil in your mouth).
Lab-created cosmetic restorations such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns are made of materials that naturally resist staining. When properly cared for through brushing and professional cleanings, some restorations can maintain their bright and stain-free appearance for several years. The stain resistance of lab-created restorations, combined with their incredible strength and durability, have made them an obvious choice for decades.
August is National Coffee Month, but before you celebrate with an increased intake of America’s favorite beverage, take a moment to consider the impact coffee has on teeth.
Coffee is one of the most common causes of tooth discoloration. Even an inconsistent coffee habit can hasten a yellowing of tooth enamel - and a daily habit can turn even the most pearly of whites to a dull brown over the course of just a few weeks.
Tetracyclines are a group of antibiotics that have been in use in the United States since the 1940s.