Why You Should Consult Your Dentist About Teeth Whitening

Next time you are shopping you might be tempted to grab one of those kits or products that promise to help you brighten and whiten your smile, but before you buy any of these products you will want to consult with your dentist. Why Should You Consult with a Dentist about Teeth Whitening? There are several reasons why you should consult with your dentist before trying any at-home teeth whitening products. Those reasons include:
  • Protecting your teeth and gums by making sure you only use safe products
  • Assessing your teeth to make sure they are healthy enough for teeth whitening
  • Saving you money by using products that have been tested and proven to work
Protect Your Teeth and Gums from Potential Damage Caused by Teeth Whitening Products There is really very little oversight or regulations...
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Acupuncture for Dental Anxiety

Feeling slightly anxious about visiting the dentist is completely normal, but for some, that anxiety is so overwhelming that it prevents people from getting the dental care they desperately need. Luckily for these people, there may be a solution for severe dental anxiety – acupuncture. New Studies Show Acupuncture can Help with Dental Anxiety Researchers have just begun to study how acupuncture can be used to help relieve dental anxiety. Even though research has just begun, the results from some of the smaller studies that have been conducted have been promising. The most promising research study was conducted by Austrian researcher. It took 182 individuals over the age of 18 and separated them into three groups. Right before their scheduled dental appointments, one group received acupuncture therapy in areas known to treat anxiety, one group received acupuncture in areas not known to relieve anxiety, and another group...
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How Testosterone Affects Your Dental Health

A recent study has shown that testosterone may have a direct impact on your oral health and wellness. Because oral health affects the entire body, this means that testosterone could actually impact not just your teeth and gums but also your general health and wellness. Here's what you need to know about testosterone and your dental health.

The Testosterone Study

In a study conducted at Texas A&M University, the Baylor College of Dentistry team looked at the connection between macaques and testosterone. Studies on macaques are so valuable because they're the most common non-human primates worldwide and thus share much in common with humans. The study was conducted on macaques who lived at a primate research facility in Puerto Rico. This facility is a dedicated home to multiple generations of these primates, and it's thus an ideal way to study changes without...
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