Oil Pulling – Does it work?

Magic Bullet

Noun
1.

something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects:
So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.

Hartford dentist gums hurt after dental appointment

Why Are My Gums Sore After a Cleaning?

We all know that being poked and prodded for an hour isn’t a fun thing. As dentists, we do all we can to increase the comfort of this experience (and we’ve come a very long way in a short amount of time), but somethings can’t be helped. If you’ve ever walked away from a dental cleaning with sore and tender gums, then you know that it’s not the nicest thing in the world. There IS a practical reason to why your gums are sore after a cleaning, however, and it’s not because we dentists like to make people suffer. Most of the time your bleeding gums mean one thing, someone hasn’t regularly been flossing.

Whiter Teeth with Ultradent Whitening!

save-money-on-dental-from-blogWhat is Whitening?

Whitening are two different methods that arrive at the same goal; whiter teeth. Unfortunately, dulling and staining of the teeth is a natural process that happens with age. The things we eat, our lifestyle habits, and sometimes dental trauma can all cause our teeth to lose their luster and shine. Thankfully, we don’t have to live with the damaging effects age has on our smiles.

4 Quick Tips for Fresh Breath

If you have a group situation looming (or you expect to be kissing someone) you want to make sure nice fresh breath is at the ready. No one likes being greeted with bad breath, so make sure you follow these super simple tips to making sure your breath is fresh (maybe even minty fresh) all day long!

Gluten Free Toothpaste and You

Gluten Free. For those with Celiac Disease, it’s a way of life thrust upon them. For others, it’s the latest diet trend to follow. Whether or not it’s an effective diet isn’t the point of this blog, however, what we’re talking about today is gluten free toothpaste. Does it matter to anyone without celiac disease and how important it is to those with it? Let’s find out!

Should You Go “Natural” With Toothpaste?

In a world that’s obsessed with “natural” and “chemical free” products (although everything, including you, are made of chemicals, but we’ll let that one slide) you’ve probably noticed these labels sneaking into every facet of your shopping experience. Not even the world of toothpaste and mouthwash have escaped this craze, so today we’re striving to answer the question “Is it worth it?”.

A Deeper Look at Desensitizing Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth there’s no doubt you’ve looked into the many products on the market made to help sensitive teeth. It may all seem a bit wash for those unacquainted with the extensive world that is dentistry, but it’s not all as daunting as it may seem! Let’s take a deeper look at the products out there that help people everyday cope with sensitive teeth!

Toothaches: Dentist or Emergency Room?

Should the unexpected happen and you have a dental emergency, where do you go? Do you call your dentist, or do you head to the emergency room? The answer might seem a simple at first, but there are a few factors you need to take into consideration before you determine where to go.

Smiling is More Than Just Contagious

You might think that smiling is simply a reaction to some sort of stimulus. Something makes you happy or makes you laugh and so you smile, right? Well that’s not always the case! Smiling, forced or not, is known to have a many positive effects on not only the person smiling, but those around that person as well. What can smiling do for you? Read on to find out!

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