Month: June 2014

Does Baking Soda Brighten Smiles?

Baking soda has been a part of people’s pantries for over one-hundred years. Sodium bicarbonate (AKA baking soda) has a number of benefits and uses such as soaking up odors or scrubbing off stains from a variety of surfaces.One  popular use for baking soda, however, is whitening your teeth. Brushing with a baking soda and… Read more »

Can Chewing Decrease your Risk for Dementia?

Chewing is a natural instinct, like breathing. Of course, if you have jaw pain or bite your tongue, the hundreds of times you chew every day without a second thought will suddenly become uncomfortable. As the years pass and people inevitably age, chewing food may no longer remain a given, due to missing teeth and… Read more »

Is Natural Tooth Renewal Possible?

Fascinating scientific research studies are underway all the time to improve medical fields such as dentistry. Through the work of researchers over the years, we have found out the importance of compounds such as fluoride and dental sealants. Research has allowed dental scientists to come up with better materials for making restorations and dental implants… Read more »

Know your Enemies: Dental Plaque

Run your tongue over your teeth as  you read this. You may feel some lumps and bumps which are likely tartar buildup. Tartar is a hardened version of dental plaque. These biofilms cling to your teeth and gums. Identifying this unpleasant feeling is one thing. Taking action is another. Few people truly understand the formation and… Read more »