If you’re anything like me — you want that BRIGHT white smile all of the time. I mean who is to say when Mr. Right might be around the corner or you’ll run into an old friend that needs to be reminded of just how great you truly are? I’m a firm believer in staying ready and looking extraordinary. But when it comes to your smile, maybe you’re also like me and have a coffee addiction, or find yourself sipping on wine, tea or any of the other many culprits that triggers teeth staining. What a drag! You don’t want to whiten your teeth too often, but as a woman we have the miracle that is makeup! HALLELU’! Did you know that different shades of lipstick can actually affect how white your teeth look? It’s no accident that the striking lady in the toothpaste commercial is sporting that bright red lipstick. Maybe it’s Maybelline…but maybe it’s the science of color! Check out the proof right here of what lipstick can do for whitening your smile:
Do you ever wonder how celebrities get their teeth to look so perfect and white?
Most likely, they had dental veneers placed or possibly resin bonding. So veneers versus resin bonding — What are those and what is the difference you ask? Let us explain.
We’ve had patients ask us about whitening toothpaste and if there are any harmful side effects. The quick answer is no – however, you may experience sensitivity which would qualify as a “bad side effect” and this will vary from person to person.
The sensitivity will depend on how much enamel you have on your teeth. As your enamel wears away on your teeth, the layer below will obviously become more unveiled. This layer is called dentine which also acts as a helpful little shield from the nerve in each tooth. Since we live in Wisconsin – let’s compare these layers to CHEESE. Continue Reading…
Have you ever experienced those nasty little sharp pains in your teeth after bleaching them? They can be crazy painful and yet, then there are people who don’t experience it at all. What’s up with that? Everyone is completely different in what they experience after they bleach their teeth, just like with anything else in life.
So, what makes those zingers happen? Our teeth have tubules in them which, if you can picture are something like the pores in our skin. When we bleach our teeth, the bleach seeps into those tubules and bleaches from within the enamel to get rid of stain. Sometimes due to this happening, it can increase blood flow to the pulp (living connective tissue and cells) of the tooth which can cause pressure and give you that twinge of pain. Continue Reading…
“Oh I love your coffee-stained teeth!” – said NO ONE EVER!
Most people appreciate the appearance of nice bright white teeth, but knowing just how often you should you bleach your teeth is just as important. There are several options available to bleach your teeth that you can buy over the counter and most likely your dental office offers choices. But, how often does one need to bleach their teeth?
Did you know that certain things you eat and drink can cause your teeth to stain? Take note next time red wine is spilled on your carpet or tablecloth. It can have the same effect on your teeth. Here are the Top 6 Reasons Your Teeth Stain: