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    This trend could ruin your smile

    Lately, the activated charcoal trend is all around us. Proponents of activated charcoal use it for clearing acne, detox, and recently even on food! But is it really safe for achieving a healthy, bright, and white smile? After seeing hundreds of online before and after pictures proving that it works, many people are willing to try activated charcoal to remove the ‘yellowness’ of their teeth. These surface stains will be more apparent in avid drinkers of coffee, tea, or wine. The truth is that activated charcoal actually does remove these surface stains your enamel, but at a cost. Using activated charcoal can be too abrasive for your teeth and can…

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    Bright and Healthy Smiles for the Summer!

    It is summertime and you are finally ready to take on a good well-deserved vacation. You have finally freed up some space on your phone and are probably just ready for the limitless photo opportunities. But, is your smile also ready to steal the show? Wherever you go this summer, remember that your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. That is why the state of your teeth is a big contributor to your overall confidence. Any diet that is high in acidic food or drinks leads to a weakening of the enamel which makes it more more likely to get stained and discolored. In…

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    Protect Your Smile in the Cold!

    Baby, it’s cold outside! Since having healthy teeth is important for self-confidence and the prevention of diseases or pains (such as canker sores or cold sores), we need to make sure to take care of our teeth as the temperatures drop. This is especially important if your teeth are sensitive. If you have sensitive teeth in cold weather, it may be due to several reasons. For instance, you could have cracked teeth, weakened enamel, gum recession, gingivitis, or an infection. Make sure not to brush too hard or clench or grind your teeth, because these habits could make your teeth even more sensitive. However, teeth sensitivity problems can be easily resolved.…

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    Early Exposure to Chemicals is Harming Our Youth

    It seems like chemicals are all around us, often showing up in things we use everyday, including cosmetics, household appliances, and plastic bottles. Unfortunately, these chemicals may be causing many health problems. According to recent research presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology, chemicals in plastics may be damaging children’s tooth enamel by interfering with hormones that stimulate tooth enamel development. Enamel is one of the hardest substances in the body and it is found on the outer layer of each tooth. It is made up of mainly minerals and serves the purpose of protecting your teeth from plaque and ultimately tooth decay. Researchers looked at the effects of daily doses of Bisphenol A  (BPA) alone or…

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    Chipped Teeth? We’ve got you covered!

    It’s no fun when you chip your teeth, but no worries: we have your back! 🙂 Recreating a beautiful smile is an easy and painless process. Here are some common treatment options for chipped teeth: 1. Bonding Cosmetic bonding attaches filling material to the enamel (outer tooth layer made of tightly packed calcium crystals) and dentin (porous inner layer of the tooth and living tissue) of the original chipped tooth with little tooth reduction required.  Bonding is a popular treatment, because it is less expensive than crowns or veneers and can last just as long with proper maintenance. Dental porcelain can imitate enamel, while composite resins (a mix of plastic resin and…

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    Stock Up on Sugar-free Gum!

    Sugar-free gum isn’t just fun to chew – it can do the important job of preventing tooth decay as well! The British Dental Health Foundation claims that chewing sugar-free gum after eating and drinking along with a proper brushing routing can both neutralize plaque acids and decrease the risk for cavities. The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals to reduce plaque and gingivitis as well. What are some reasons why sugar-free gum is so beneficial for your oral health? It promotes saliva production, (which breaks down food particles and washes away acids) and the remineralization of tooth enamel. So stock up on sugarless gum next…

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    Probiotic pills could prevent tooth decay!

    Did you know that a supplement pill could be the answer to preventing tooth decay? According to research done by scientists at the University of Florida (UF) College of Dentistry published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a probiotic treatment featuring a new strain of Streptococcus bacteria (A12) could prevent cavities by limiting the growth of bad bacteria and keeping a balanced pH in the mouth. Robert Burne, PhD, one of the leaders of the study, explains that by implanting the A12 probiotic into a healthy child or adult who could develop cavities, one could limit the issue of poor oral health. A12 maintains oral pH by neutralizing acid through arginine metabolism. Furthermore, it frequently…

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    Plastic Can Be Dangerous for Your Teeth!

    If you use refillable water bottles or plastic food containers, your children may be at risk!  A new study shows that being exposed to chemicals in these plastic objects could weaken the teeth of children. These chemicals degrade teeth, because they interact with the hormones that create tooth enamel (the outermost layer of the tooth). Because enamel is not a bone, it cannot regrow. Therefore, any damage done to the enamel is irreversible. Some chemicals commonly found in plastic containers include bisphenol A (BPA), which disrupts hormones, and vinclozolin, which is used to destroy fungi in vineyards, orchards, or golf courses. Phthalates also interefere with hormones. Another potentially dangerous chemical is…

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    Smile for National Smile Month!

    National Smile Month, one of the biggest and oldest campaigns of the United Kingdom that promotes proper oral health, runs from May 16th to June 16th. Each year, more than 50 million people are reached and great improvements are made in the in the UK. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Oral Health Foundation’s campaign to spread awareness on oral health issues and highlight three key tips for smile #goals: Brush at least twice a day (once before going to sleep at night) with fluoride toothpaste Reduce sugary food and drink intake Make regular visits to the dentist (as often as recommended) To support this campaign, Brighton Implant Clinic’s Dr. Bruno…

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    Brighten Your Smile For Prom Season!

    Prom Season…Whitening Season! Is your high school prom coming up? Now’s the perfect time to dust off those pearly whites so you can strut into your prom with confidence and take the best pictures! A sparkling smile perfectly complements your beautiful outfit. Make prom memorable with professional whitening treatment! Here at Wellesley Dental Group (where one of our specialties is cosmetic dentistry), we offer four types of whitening treatment, customized just for you: 1. Custom Take Home tray whitening paint-on teeth whiteners teeth-whitening strips whitening toothpaste and mouthwash 2. Sinsational Smile This pre-filled whitening tray with the addition of an LED accelerating light will whiten your teeth quickly and effectively. 3. Philips…