Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bleaching is good, but don't do it too often!!!

Teeth whitening procedures are currently among the most requested cosmetic dental procedures. There are the expensive treatments you can have done at the dentist's office, and there are the over the counter kits that you can purchase at drug stores and department stores. Bleaching isn't necessarily bad for your teeth, but as with almost anything these days, you can overdo it. Many people have the mentality that more is better, but not in this case!! Bleaching too often can result in irritation to the gums, sensitivity to hot and cold, and it can actually alter the natural color of your teeth and cause a bluish hue....much the same way that bleaching overprocessed gray hair to white can result in blue hair! Nobody wants blue teeth! So follow the directions of your dental provider when bleaching and never exceed the recommended treatment on the over-the counter kits. Unless of course, blue is your color and you would dare to be different!

Here is a link to a good article about bleaching.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Savon Dental Plan, A Wise Investment

With the struggling economy and the unemployment rate increasing daily, people are very careful with how they spend their money. When it comes to Dental Coverage, people often look more into what they pay for the plan rather than what they save at the dental office. I understand the need to find a plan that a person can afford, but is a low monthly or yearly payment really worth it, when you are not getting a valuable discount when you visit the dentist? That's the reason why Savon Dental Plan is recommended by it's members, agents and most of it's dentists too. Savon offers a reasonable premium with the most comprehensive fee schedule that shows you the savings that you will get when you visit the dentist. Log on to www.savondentalplan.com today. Check out The Comparision Zone link on the home page and check it out for yourself. Savon will show you how they have the most reasonable rates and best savings around. Do not take my word for it. Log on today!

Monday, June 27, 2011

What's In A Smile?

A great smile can help you to look and feel your best. A smile radiates beauty, and a dazzling smile has the power to boost your self-confidence and project a picture of health. There's a reason why the smile is the universal language. The original form of instant messaging, a smile is ageless and it never goes out of style. In the past few years, the smile has taken center stage as the ultimate symbol of beauty-more than beautiful eyes, great hair, even more than a sexy body. If you are one who wants to improve your smile or freshen it up and need some dental work to do that, check out Savon Dental Plan to help get you that smile you want and deserve!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ever been bored while waiting to see the dentist?

Have you ever been in this situation? You are sitting in the waiting room at your dentist's office and start to get bored. You then realize that you have forgotten to bring a book or something else to keep you occupied. The magazines are 2-3 months old and there is not any that you like. I know I have been there before. I have created a list of things that you can do to help pass the time of that dreadful wait. Try them out and let me know which one works the best!
1. See how many different words you can make out of the phrases on the signs hanging on the wall. For example, if there is a sign that says "payment is due at the time service is rendered", see how many words you can make out of that phrase. (team, meat, serve, pending) just to name a few.
2. Engage yourself in a magazine scavenger hunt. Pick a topic or a name and count how many times it is referenced in the mountain of magazines that surround you. (President Obama is one that can keep you occupied for hours)
3. If you brought your cellphone, update and clean up your contact's list. That is something that people always mean to do, just never find the time.
4. Correct and complete the puzzles in the magazines that other people "attempted" to do.
5. Play "name the noise". When you hear a sound coming out of one the exam rooms, try to identify it. (If you are unable to do so, chances are very good that you will experience it first hand very soon).
Some dental centers have created an office theme that is designed to keep you occupied and take your mind off the dental work that you are about to endure. However, if you are stuck in a boring waiting room, give these a suggestions a try. Feel free to comment with more ideas so I can update the list in a few weeks

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Recipe for Homemade Toothpaste!

For those of you who prefer Old Home-Style concoctions...and who would like to stay away from artificial and (in some cases) potentially unsafe ingredients that are added to commercially marketed products, here is a recipe I found while searching online for something homemade. Of all the recipes that I looked at, I liked this one best.Mix together:2 tablespoons Coconut Oil3 tablespoons Baking Soda5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil5 drops Spearmint Essential OilA pinch of Stevia powder (as a sweetener)These are all completely natural ingredients and tasty too!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Is kissing dangerous to your health??

Is kissing harmful to your health? With just one kiss couples can share more than 500 different types of disease-causing germs and viruses, warns the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), a professional association of more than 35,000 general dentists.
Some different types of things you can catch are:


  1. Cold Sores-Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus. They appear as tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters that form around the mouth and lips.

  2. Colds-Common cold and flu viruses can be transmitted very easily through contact with the saliva.

  3. Mononucleosis-Mononucleosis, also known as the "kissing disease."

Remember people can look healthy and you may never know if they have any diseases.


To read more look here: http://www.knowyourteeth.com/infobites/abc/article/?abc=i&iid=341&aid=8950

Thursday, June 9, 2011

15 Facts about Teeth

1.A human child will lose their first tooth around 7.
2. The enamel on a humans tooth is the hardest thing in their body.
3. A mammal has 2 types of teeth called primary and permanent teeth.
4. Teeth in humans start to form before they are born.
5. Toothbrush bristles were originally made from the hair of cows.
6. Baby teeth are actually called milk teeth.
7. A Shark has around 40 sets of teeth in their life time.
8. A human baby has 20 teeth which start to grow at about 6 months old.
9. An adult human has 32 permanent teeth.
10. Humans only have 2 sets of teeth in their life time.
11. A humans front teeth are called "incisors"
12. An adult human has 2 "canine" teeth that have points and are used for tearing.
13. A human uses "molars" to grind their food.
14. Teeth are kept alive by blood and nerves.
15. Teeth are fixed into jaw bones and held in place by cement.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Flossing

Many People often ask, Why do i need to Floss? This is like asking, Why do you brush your teeth?
Well the answer is that flossing reaches the small tight areas in between your teeth, where food and other things like to get stuck. Secondly your toothbrush can't reach the troubled spots where plaque likes to grow. When unflossed for a long amount of time the plaque will build up and harden and the only way to get it off is by a dental professional.
Flossing will also help prevent gum disease and gingivitis..