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Can Light Colored Beverages Help You Avoid Dental Stains?
Posted on 2/15/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
It is well known that coffee, tea, and soda stains teeth yellow. However, many people want to know if drinking different beverages helps keep teeth from staining. The answer is – possibly. We have some recommendations for foods that will not stain your teeth, as well as beverages that help keep teeth whiter. Not sure how to keep your teeth whiter? Keep reading for our tips on beverages. Lighter Doesn't Always Mean Brighter While drinking coffee and tea may stain your teeth, there are other foods that may stain your teeth as well, even though they are lighter in color, for the same reasons that darker beverages stain your teeth. Teeth have enamel that contains microscopic pits and ridges on the surface of every tooth. If you enjoy eating brightly colored foods (such as lollipops or popsicles) be aware that the food coloring can stain your teeth. Also, drinks—even lightly colored drinks—can stain your teeth because of the sugar content. One beverage that might actually make stains less noticeable? Apple juice. What to Do While light colored beverages do not help you avoid teeth staining, especially if you drink sugary drinks, there are steps you can take to ensure whiter teeth. First, we want you to keep brushing and flossing your teeth every day to maintain clean teeth. Second, visit us for regular checkups, as we can be sure your teeth are professionally cleaned. Third, you may want to consider having a professional whitening treatment, to rid your teeth of stains that are creating a yellowish look to your smile. Professional whitening treatments are a painless and easy way to whiten your teeth quickly if they have become stained or yellowed through eating or drinking. With a little care and some professional cleaning, your smile can be your best feature. Call us to schedule an appointment....
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Uncommon Health Problems That Damage Your Oral Health
Posted on 1/25/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
When it comes to connecting health problems with oral health issues, heart-related conditions often get most of the attention. While it's true that oral health problems have been connected to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, there are some other less common health problems that can also damage your oral health. Cancer While we all know someone who has battled cancer, compared to heart disease and other conditions, cancer is less common. Just like heart troubles, cancer can have an impact on your oral health, especially when it comes to cancer treatments. Chemotherapy drugs often impact salivary production, altering the chemical composition of saliva and the total amount produced. This tends to be temporary, and once chemotherapy ends, salivary flow returns to normal. Radiation treatments, especially to the neck and head, can also cause temporary or permanent damage to the salivary glands. HIV/AIDS Some people who are infected with HIV first notice problems with their mouths. HIV weakens the immune system, making the body more susceptible to infections. In the mouth, tooth loss and pain may result, and other oral health issues include: Most of these health problems are treatable, and we are here to help. Sjorgen's Syndrome Sjorgen's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's moisture-producing glands. This includes the salivary glands, which can pose a major threat to your oral health. The saliva plays an important role in oral health, as it helps to break down food and washes away debris from the teeth and gums. Without proper saliva production, your oral health may be at risk. Whether you suffer from one of these problems or are completely healthy, regular dental visits are essential for good oral health. Call us today to set up your next appointment....
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Top 5 Questions to Ask a New Dentist During Your First Appointment
Posted on 1/15/2019 by Bisson Dentistry
Firstly, welcome! We're glad to see you here and will be happy to answer any questions you may have for us. If you don't have any, here are a few of the top questions we've prepared that you should ask your new dentist during your first appointment with us. What Sort of Dental Treatment Do You Do Here? You should always ask us about what our facilities are equipped to handle, especially as they pertain to your needs. In the worst-case scenario, you don't want to waste any time on your visit if your problem is not something we can fix, so that we can promptly refer you to one of our trusted specialists better equipped to deal with it. In the best-case scenario, we may just surprise you with the rich breadth of treatment and diagnostic options we have available! What Can I Do To Help Myself? Proper care doesn't start nor end at the door to our office, but extends to the habits and behaviors you must form to improve your dental health. It shows initiative and a commitment to your treatment to preemptively ask us what you can do on top of what we provide, and allows us to guide you further than just the time you spend in our exam room, both in encouraging your good habits and curbing any bad habits you may have developed. What Are My Payment Options? Just as not every procedure is appropriate for every patient, not all payment methods are equal in regards to the needs of the patient. We understand that everyone has different circumstances and will happily work with you to ensure that you fully explore all of your options, understand them, and select the best method that works for you. Can I Have That In Writing? Taking our recommendations and advice home with you to mull over, consider, and verify for yourself is not just good practice, but proper sense. It also serves as a helpful reminder in case you forget anything we discuss and allows you to be confident in the care we provide. How Does This Help Me? Every mouth is different, and everyone has varying dental care needs. Be sure to speak with us about how this plan is tailored to your specific case, so that you are comfortable and fully informed as to why we pick each procedure recommended to you, how it will help you, and what the expected results will be. After reading this, feel free to come up with a few questions to add on top during your visit with us! And if you haven't already scheduled an appointment, give us a call today!...
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All Posts:
Can Light Colored Beverages Help You Avoid Dental Stains?
2/15/2019
Uncommon Health Problems That Damage Your Oral Health
1/25/2019
Top 5 Questions to Ask a New Dentist During Your First Appointment
1/15/2019
Why You Can't Just Deal With A Slightly Broken Tooth
12/25/2018
Which Types Of Over the Counter Mouth Guards Work Best?
12/15/2018
You Need to Tell the Truth about Your Flossing When You Come to See Us
11/30/2018
What to Do When You Notice Loose Teeth
11/20/2018
How Your Oral Health Affects the Overall Health of Your Body
10/20/2018
Can a Frenectomy Make Speaking Easier?
9/30/2018
Breath Mints Help to Freshen Your Breath, But Do They Harm Your Teeth?
9/20/2018
Setting Dental Goals to Accomplish Over the Next Year
8/30/2018
Root Canals Are Safer Than Extractions in Nearly All Cases
8/20/2018
Strep Throat and Your Toothbrush - What To Know
7/20/2018
How Diabetes Can Cause Tooth Loss
7/10/2018
Protecting Your Teeth When You Travel is Very Important
6/23/2018
Could a Frenectomy Help You Speak More Clearly?
6/13/2018
Announcing Our First Annual Free Event
6/11/2018
Are Veneers Good Solutions for All Dental Imperfections?
5/23/2018
A Healthy Mouth Saves You Money
5/13/2018
How Teeth Change as we Age
4/23/2018
How Often do you Need to Replace Your Toothbrush Head
4/13/2018
Medications Known for Causing Tooth Stains
10/30/2010
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