I have heard it said that the profession of dentistry tries to put itself "out of business", because of our strong emphasis on prevention. As dental professionals, we truly are focused on improving our patients' quality of life, by preventing dental diseases and disorders. Most dentists an
Dr. Oz's suggestion to see your dentist about white spots on your teeth is the best course of action. Diagnosing the origin is important in determining the best treatment. What may help for some cases, may make things worse in other cases.
Over-the-counter products can thin and weaken the enamel. This is just one of numerous reasons to work with your dentist on a process/treatment such as tooth whitening. The products dentists use are both safer than over-the-counter products, and less likely to cause tooth hypersensitivity. The large
Resin is the matrix which holds tooth-colored fillings ("composites") together, and is the element of those fillings that bonds to the tooth itself. I have some composite fillings in my own back teeth ("molars"), which have held up for over 15 years, so when properly placed, they
To be very blunt, "bad teeth" are almost always a result of bad habits. While "crooked" or misaligned teeth are most often genetically influenced, the actual health of the teeth and gums is more affected by how we take care of them, than any other factor. Brushing at least twice
Mid-Lakes Dentistry, LLC is available for purchase. Dr Tuttle has accepted an offer to join a group practice in Sioux City, IA. My timeline was short, so I needed to act quickly (with careful consideration and discussion with my family, of course!). Thus, the practice is being offered for a very low price.