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The Truth About Charcoal

The Truth About Charcoal

If you've used charcoal powder to whiten your teeth, then you know that it's messy stuff. It stains your toothbrush black and your mouth will look truly horrifying until you rinse it out.

Activated charcoal is currently being touted as the latest must-have health and beauty fad, especially when it comes to tooth whitening. But is there any truth to its much-hyped abilities or is this just another gimmick to sell you snake oil?

Defeating Halitosis/ Bad-breath.

Defeating Halitosis/ Bad-breath.

 

IF YOU SUFFER FROM BAD BREATH, YOU'RE NOT ALONE. You may even have developed a few strategies to help manage it. For instance, you might carry a pack of gum to refresh your breath, or maybe you surreptitiously pop a breath mint in the middle of a conversation to offer one to a colleague without causing embarrassment.  

 No one likes bad breath, but everyone suffers from it after eating certain foods known for their pungent aromas. For others, however, the condition might be more chronic. The best way to deal with the problem is to address the root cause - so what causes bad breath?

Bruxing The Teeth. It Is Not Always About The Stress.

Bruxing The Teeth. It Is Not Always About The Stress.

It was about a month ago that Jerry came in for consultation. He was not happy about the way his teeth looked and wanted his smile to look more attractive for his daughter’s Wedding. Jerry was in his late 50’s. He had a history of high blood pressure. He occasionally took sleeping meds as he suffered from insomnia. “I am irritable and tired sometimes Dr. Samsavar. Life is stressful and I grind my teeth. That is why my other dentist made me a nightguard.” Jerry said.  

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

Making Halloween Healthy For Your Teeth

HALLOWEEN IS ONE OF the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and it’s almost here! This holiday sees kids, teens, and even adults consuming far more sugar than they would any other time, coming in second only to Easter. The problem with this is that sugar is the favorite food of the harmful bacteria living in our mouths, which means eating all these treats is very bad for our oral health.

Negative Effects of Mouth Breathing

Negative Effects of Mouth Breathing

WE ALL KNOW: Breathing provides our body with the oxygen it needs to survive. We also know what it’s like to have a cold, with a nose so stuffy that you can’t breathe through it. Breathing through the mouth only becomes necessary when we have nasal congestion due to allergies or a cold. When we are exercising strenuously, mouth breathing can help get oxygen to our muscles faster. But, there are many negative effects of mouth-breathing full-time, particularly if the habit begins in childhood.

4 Animals With Unusual Teeth

4 Animals With Unusual Teeth

ANIMALS MIGHT NOT BE as concerned with maintaining their oral health and hygiene as we are, but that doesn’t stop some of them from having very interesting teeth! Like our teeth are adapted to an omnivorous diet, animal teeth are adapted to the foods they eat. In some cases, the results can get pretty strange. Today, we’re going to focus on four of the weirdest sets of chompers we could find.

Our 2018 Smile For Life Campaign is Back!

Our 2018 Smile For Life Campaign is Back!

MARCH THRU JUNE our practice is raising donations for children’s charities through the Smiles For Life program. We’re honored and excited to participate in such a worthy cause! 100 percent of the donations we raise go to the Smiles For Life Foundation to benefit children in need, with 50 percent benefiting a local charity of our choice—helping kids in OUR community.

Why Choose An ADSA Dentist?

Why Choose An ADSA Dentist?

YOUR SMILE IS AN expression of who you are. It’s how you greet a friend, celebrate life’s joyful moments, and make someone’s day a little brighter. We know how important your smile is to you and those around you. That’s why Dr. Samsavar is a member of the American Society for Dental Aesthetics (ASDA) as well as other prestigious dental societies. This is so we can always provide our patients with the best and most up-to-date dental care!

Soda Versus Our Teeth

Soda Versus Our Teeth

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD of “Mountain Dew Mouth”? It’s what happens to our teeth when we drink too much soda. The term comes from rural Appalachia, where that particular drink has long been the carbonated beverage of choice and tooth decay is alarmingly common. But this doesn’t just happen in Appalachia, and Mountain Dew isn’t the only drink that contributes to tooth decay.

Your Child's First Loose Tooth

Your Child's First Loose Tooth

WE ALL REMEMBER what it was like to be children with loose teeth. For some, this was a pretty stressful time, while others found ways to speed up the process so they could get those Tooth Fairy payouts faster.

No matter what, though, the prospect of losing that first tooth is new territory for every child, and it can seem very strange and frightening to them. That’s why we’re here to help you calm your child’s nerves as they approach this milestone.

Chocolate And Your Teeth

Chocolate And Your Teeth

UNDER MOST CIRCUMSTANCES, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health!

To be clear, this is not a blog post in which we give you a free pass to eat all the chocolate you want. Only certain types of chocolate have any health benefits, and too much of even the healthiest kinds probably isn’t a good thing.

Nail Biting And Oral Health

Nail Biting And Oral Health

WE CALL SUSPENSEFUL BOOKS “nail-biters,” but the habit of nail biting itself has less exciting connotations.

The most obvious consequence is torn, uneven nails, and in particularly severe cases, nails that become dramatically shortened and deformed over time. This alone would be enough of a reason to discourage the habit, but far more insidious are the effects of nail biting on teeth and oral health.