Is Teeth Whitening Safe? When, Why, and How – Kenosha Teeth Whitening Dentist

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Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental procedure to improve the look and appeal of your teeth. It involves the use of whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes, whitening pens, strips and trays to remove discoloration and make your teeth look white and shiny. Teeth whitening also involves bleaching of the teeth using different concentrations according to the patient’s desires. Even though it is an old procedure, many people still ask if teeth whitening is safe. The answer is ‘yes, it is.’

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Tips to Prevent Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay affects over one fourth of all the children present in the US aged 2-5 years, one eighth aged 12-14 an
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90% of adults aged 40 and above. This high number is because of the lack of awareness that is present among patients on how to prevent tooth decay. When the harmful bacteria is not cleaned regularly, they accumulate at the base of the teeth and harden, forming plaque, ...

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Why Can’t I Smoke After A Tooth Extraction?

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Having a tooth extracted always prompts a multitude of questions concerning the aftercare of the extraction site. But, one of the most common concerns involves smoking or using a straw. Both these activities require a sucking motion, which is best avoided during the first 24 to 48 hours following tooth extraction.

Continuing tobacco use immediately after a tooth extraction puts you at risk for a condition called “dry socket” as well as other concerns. The healing process ...

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The What, Why and How of Root Canal Treatment

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root canal treatmentRoot canal treatment is one of the most feared dental procedures. People are usually nervous about their first root canal treatment because of the procedure having a reputation for being long and complicated. Patients who understand why the treatment is necessary and what’s going to happen during the procedure are usually much calmer and less fearful about ...

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