What is the Best Mouthwash, According to Dentists?
In every industry, people want to know what the experts use. When you apply that to dentistry, the answer is not a simple product recommendation, though. Because each person is unique with different oral health risks and histories, there is no good one-size-fits-all approach. That means there is no single “best mouthwash” out there. Let us explain. What is the[…]
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Destroying Your Teeth?
We have seen an alarming trend in recent years: acid erosion from the use of apple cider vinegar in the mouth. As more and more people are seeking alternative medicine and all-natural remedies, some turn to apple cider vinegar as a supplement. We love seeing people take action to improve their health. Unfortunately, this action is detrimental to your oral[…]
Stocking Stuffers that Your Dentist Loves
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! We know that you are probably in the thick of your holiday plans, including last minute Christmas shopping. When you have stockings for stuffing, consider some of these dentist-approved items! Floss You know we have to recommend floss. It is the perfect size for a stocking, and literally everyone needs it! You[…]
What Happens if I Damage or Lose a Porcelain Veneer?
At Designer Smiles, we are experts at creating beautiful smiles with porcelain veneers. We don’t want our smiles to be just beautiful; we want them to be long-lasting. Porcelain veneers can last for many decades, when you care for them properly. We want you to know everything you need to know about porcelain veneers so your smile lasts a lifetime.[…]
Give Yourself a Designer Smile for Christmas
During the holidays, we spend time and money and effort to find the perfect gift for our loved ones. While we typically (and rightly) focus on others at Christmas time, all of the shopping can sometimes make us think of things that we want, too. If you have found yourself dreaming of a beautiful smile, now is the time[…]
Is a Dental Crown Necessary with a Root Canal Procedure?
Most people do not think about this question until they find themselves in need of a root canal procedure. Then as the treatment plan develops, they see the list of treatments that accompany a root canal procedure and start asking this very question. In this week’s blog, we will answer this question thoroughly so that you can understand the reasons[…]
Does a Missing Tooth Need to be Replaced?
If you are missing a tooth, you may have asked yourself this question. Does that tooth really need replacement? It is an important question to ask, and the answer is not always yes. It is usually yes, but not always. We want our patients to understand why we recommend various treatments. Our goal is always to maintain or improve your[…]
Are Instagram Teeth Whitening Products and Trends Safe and Effective?
Teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry. It is safe to say that pretty much everyone wants to have a bright, white smile. This desire has created a rich market for teeth whitening products and methods. Marketers know the power of social media, and they often use these platforms, like Instagram, to promote a particular teeth whitening product or DIY[…]
Should I Use Dental Tools at Home?
No! Seriously. No. We know there is a huge selection of tools and instruments available today for sale online. We know they say you can clean your teeth at hone and skip the dentist. We know that is tempting. But still, no. In this week’s blog, we will cover the risks of attempting teeth cleaning through the use of dental[…]
Why is My Dentist Recommending Gum Grafts?
People hear the term “gum graft” or “skin graft” and understand that there is a need for new tissue for some reason or other. Your dentist may recommend a gum graft for a variety of reasons. The goal is to provide new healthy tissue in order to achieve a long-lasting attachment so that you keep your teeth as long as[…]