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Should I Use Home Whitening Kits for Whiter Teeth?

Should I Use Home Whitening Kits for Whiter Teeth?

by ih-bfd admin
Store-bought teeth whitening kits have unknown quality and pose a safety hazard to the gums and any pre-existing dental fixtures. It is safest to request either for the dentist to apply the whitening solution or to undergo a laser whitening procedure.

Are Dental Fillings for Cavities Really Necessary?

Are Dental Fillings for Cavities Really Necessary?

by ih-bfd admin
Early signs of tooth decay are not a cause for immediate concern, but if tooth decay gets out of hand a filling is necessary to prevent damage deep into the core of the tooth.

Bad News – Your E-Cigarette is Just as Bad for Your Oral Health as Tobacco

Bad News – Your E-Cigarette is Just as Bad for Your Oral Health as Tobacco

by ih-bfd admin
E-cigarettes are just as bad as tobacco cigarettes for oral health, due to the nicotine they contain. Nicotine causes gum recession, hides the presence of gum disease, and can cause teeth grinding and bad breath - YUCK. Smokers should schedule more frequent dental exams to monitor for complications due to smoking.

When Should My Baby Visit the Dentist for the First Time?

When Should My Baby Visit the Dentist for the First Time?

by ih-bfd admin
Congratulations, you’re a first-time parent (or an experienced one unsure of the latest recommendations from the ADA). Do you know when it’s time to take your baby to the dentist? Do babies need oral care before the age of one?