Are white teeth healthy?

Peggy Rosen
Dentist
When you have a white teeth, you normally will have no accumulation of plaque, no apparent cavity so the teeth appear healthy. But you still should have your teeth examined twice a year to avoid having hidden cavities.

While a bright white smile may look healthy, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the teeth are healthy. Listen as Dr. Maria Lopez Howell explains how dentists can make sure teeth are healthy on the inside and out.


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