The Most Effective Teeth Whitening

Looking for a solution to a bright white smile? The white teeth phenomenon can be overwhelming – from simple solutions; such as Whitestrips out on the market, whitening toothpaste, brightening mouthwash, to a trip to your dentist for the professional options. What method of whitening teeth is the most effective when considering time, cost, and ultimately the end result? 1. The Basics of Teeth Whitening Before any decision is made, look at the causes of yellowing/dull teeth: Did you know fruits and vegetables can stain your teeth? According to Webmd, apples and potatoes can be contributing to a lackluster smile. Coffee. Yes, coffee consumption may be gradually discoloring your teeth. Smoking is the way to turn your teeth into a …

Dental care for children and teens

Do you have a child between the ages of 5 and 17? Dental decay is the most common chronic disease in young people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Beginning with good hygiene habits from the start will go a long way to prevention. Here are some tips to help them along the way: Healthy habits are key. Teens, and younger kids as well, eat quick meals i.e. “nutrition” bars and fast food to stay alert and on schedule between school, extracurricular activities and part-time jobs. These habits can damage oral and overall health. Access to healthy snacks such as apples, carrot sticks and cheese is important. Keeping a travel-size toothbrush in a locker or backpack …

Did you know? Important Dental Facts

Love Cheese? The calcium and phosphorous found in cheese reduces the pH level in plaque and re-mineralizes the enamel. 60% of people don’t know A sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack-particularly in women. More interesting facts! Blue toothbrushes are used more often than red ones Each person’s set of teeth and tongue print are unique much like their fingerprints. The average woman smiles about 62 times a day, as opposed to 8 time by men. Kids laugh around 400 times a day while grown-ups only 15. According to the Academy of General dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day. The recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes. Right handed …

Women and dental health

Did you know that women have dental care requirements at different stages throughout their lives? Women’s oral health needs are slightly different to men’s needs during different phases of their lives. Female hormone levels can exaggerate their body’s reaction to plaque bacteria: puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause. It is important for women to be especially vigilant in their dental care regime during these periods, brush and floss thoroughly at least 2x a day in order to avoid gum disease. Some women’s gums become slightly swollen and more prone to bleeding just before their periods, while others are prone to develop cold sores or canker sores. Luckily these symptoms usually disappear once their period begins. Oral contraceptives may inflame gums. If …

Treatment for Headaches and TMJ Disorders

Arthur Dental Group is one of a select few dentists in Kitsap County offering Treatment for Headaches and TMJ disorders. In a relaxing environment, Dr. Lisa Arthur will address your TMJ dental needs and take quick action to improve your life. Call today for an appointment (360) 782-1000 If you are on this page, you probably already have Googled as much as possible about your TMJ issues, but just in-case, here is a little information about what you might be experiencing. Some of the Common Symptoms of TMD: Pain in the jaw or face Headaches A popping or clicking of the jaw joints A crunching sound in the jaw joints Catching or locking of the jaw Pain when chewing Ear …

Dental Treatment for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Oral appliance therapy is often a very effective treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Custom-fit oral sleep appliances improve your sleep, restore your alertness and revitalize your health, and we are able to fit them for you from our Bremerton location – no need to travel to Seattle. Here is a little about oral appliance therapy taken from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Worn only during sleep, an oral appliance fits like a sports mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. It supports the jaw in a forward position to help maintain an open upper airway. Research shows that oral appliance therapy is an effective treatment option for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. If you and your …

Beyond Teeth: What’s Inside Your Mouth

View Original Article Here Good oral health goes beyond brushing and flossing. Find out more about the inside of your mouth and the role its various structures play in speech and digestion. Your mouth is made up of more than just teeth, so good oral health goes beyond simply brushing and flossing. In addition to your teeth, your mouth is made up of gums, oral mucosa, the upper and lower jaw, the tongue, salivary glands, the uvula, and the frenulum. All of these structures play an important role when it comes to good dental health and are routinely examined when you receive dental care. The Oral Mucosa When you open your mouth and look in the mirror, everything that isn’t …