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How to Treat a Single Dark Tooth?

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How to Treat a Single Dark Tooth?

You have a smile you are mostly happy with, but there is that ONE tooth that looks darker than the rest! It might be gray or brown or just not quite match the teeth around it. All you know is that it bugs you to look at. You are not alone. It is a common problem seen in the dental office. The good news is that it can be corrected! What Causes Tooth Darkening? Teeth can darken for a number of reasons. It may simply be stained. Often a tooth that is out of line from the rest doesn’t get...

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How To Whiten Smokers Teeth?

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How To Whiten Smokers Teeth?

Nicotine from smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco is well known for leaving stains on your teeth. Even electronic cigarettes or vaping can cause teeth discoloration! And no one wants their teeth to be brown. So why does nicotine stain so badly? And what can be done to get rid of all the brown stains? How Does Nicotine Affect Your Smile? Nicotine affects your mouth in several ways. Why it stains? Nicotine itself is clear. When it reacts with oxygen, however, it oxidizes and turns brown. This is why any nicotine product can stain your teeth, including vaping. Chewing tobacco is...

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What Foods And Drinks Can Stain Your Teeth?

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What Foods And Drinks Can Stain Your Teeth?

While there are drinks and foods that whiten teeth, there are also lots of them that do the opposite. So to help you keep your smile as bright as possible, here are ten foods and drinks that can stain your teeth if you consume them too much. Foods So what are the foods that stain your teeth? Well, here are a handful of them that you should cut back on or avoid altogether if you’re concerned about discolored teeth. Tomato Sauce Tomato sauce is a big culprit when it comes to stained teeth. The problem is the acid in tomatoes....

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Should You Use Teeth Whitening Apps?

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Should You Use Teeth Whitening Apps?

What’s a teeth whitening app? Well, it’s basically an app that will edit photos of your smile to look whiter and improve your appearance. And every day, people add thousands of selfies to these types of apps. People whose teeth look yellow just want to look their best. They want people to see them as beautiful. We’ve checked out the top teeth whitening apps and compiled a list of the best ones out there. AirBrush AirBrush (Android / Apple) not only whitens your smile, but it can also removes pimples, brighten your eyes, and reshape any part of your photo....

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Can Chewing Gums Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

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Can Chewing Gums Actually Whiten Your Teeth?

If you want to talk about a divisive issue, look no further than teeth whitening chewing gum. Gum companies say it works. Some gum chewers swear by it. But does the actual evidence line up with that? So let’s talk about it: does gum whiten teeth? How Are Whitening Gums Supposed To Work? Have you ever seen those commercials that say something like “4 out of 5 dentists recommend this gum that whitens your teeth”? The idea is that you can chew a special type of gum after eating instead of brushing your teeth. While that sounds nice, it’s only...

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How To Improve Your Appearance Right Now?

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How To Improve Your Appearance Right Now?

Yes, in one day you can improve your appearance. In fact, right now you can do a handful of things that will instantly make you seem more attractive to others. They’re simple ideas, but they’re effective. Change Your Hairstyle Not that your current hairstyle doesn’t look good, but think about how people will notice if you switch it up. Get a drastic haircut. Add extensions. Color it. Do something different. When you walk into a room of people who know you, they’ll notice. You’ll look fresher, more exciting, and more attractive. Whiten Your Teeth One of the main things that...

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Why Do You Need To Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

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Why Do You Need To Get Your Teeth Professionally Cleaned?

You brush your teeth at home, maybe even twice a day. You occasionally might even floss. Isn’t that enough to keep your mouth healthy? Why pay someone else to do it for you? Honestly, it may be a great deal more important than you think. And here’s why... Why Do You Need a Professional Teeth Cleaning? Dental cleanings do more than help you achieve a beautiful smile. Even with the very best everyday oral care at home, bacteria tends to build up on the teeth in a sticky film called dental plaque. The longer this bacteria stays in place, the...

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Gifts For Wine Lovers Are No Longer Hard To Find!

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Gifts For Wine Lovers Are No Longer Hard To Find!

You know the drill. You want to get a gift for the wine-lover in your life but you don’t want to settle by getting them a bottle of wine...again. Open your mind. There are other gifts for wine lovers you find, whether it’s practical, ingenious, elegant, or just downright funny. Here are some of the best gift options for your wine-guzzling loved one. Practical: Portable CupHolder If you’re someone who always have a drink your hand, this Portable CupHolder is for you. You know those times when you need to set your drink down for a second but there’s no...

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Can Teeth Whitening Burn Your Gums?

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Can Teeth Whitening Burn Your Gums?

Teeth whitening may be one of the easiest and best ways to quickly improve your appearance, but when first exploring your options for brightening your smile, you may wonder “Is teeth whitening safe?" It is always a good idea to research any product you will be putting in or on your body, and whitening products are no different. Even though at home whitening products have been used effectively by thousands of people every year, you should be aware that there are occasional mild side effects. Can Teeth Whitening Damage Your Gums? Whitening gels, like those available from AuraGlow.com, all contain...

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How To Get Rid of Stains On Teeth?

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How To Get Rid of Stains On Teeth?

First, it is helpful to understand the different kinds of teeth stains and how they occur. Different types of teeth discolorations require different treatments. Types of Stains on Teeth There are essentially three classifications of discolored teeth: Extrinsic Stains Extrinsic stains are stains on the surface of the teeth. These stains occur from microscopic scratches and pores on the surface of the enamel, bonding, or porcelain restoration, collecting dark colored materials from food, drink, and bacteria. Red wine stains, coffee stains, tea stains, nicotine stains from smoking, and even stains from certain foods, such as berries, beets, soy sauce, and...

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The Benefits Of Having Whiter Teeth Are Life-Changing

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The Benefits Of Having Whiter Teeth Are Life-Changing

It’s safe to say that every person on planet earth would love to have whiter, healthier teeth. However, not everyone sees the awesome benefits of teeth whitening. Some people don’t pursue improving their smile because they don’t understand how it can change their life. So in this post, we’re going to talk about the benefits of having really white teeth, from being healthier to having more confidence. Benefits of Whiter Teeth You can probably guess most of the reasons people want whiter teeth, but some benefits of a brighter smile may surprise you. Let’s take a look at them below!...

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How Can You Whiten Teeth With Braces?

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How Can You Whiten Teeth With Braces?

Braces aren’t fun, neither is having yellow teeth. So why not get them both over with at the same time? That’s the question many people ask. Can I whiten my teeth with braces? Can You Whiten Your Teeth With Braces? Most people want whiter teeth, but people with braces aren’t always sure if that’s possible. And people who have yellow teeth with braces often want to start right away. But if you’re one of those people, you’ll need to know a few things first. First, you should know that whitening your teeth while wearing braces could lead to you having...

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The Best Ways To Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

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The Best Ways To Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

We all know the Tooth Fairy isn’t real (right?). But what’s the harm in letting your child believe in the Tooth Fairy? It’s a fun story that helps them cope with losing teeth and it reminds them of the importance of good oral hygiene. So let’s dive into the history of this tradition and how you can best celebrate it on February 28. Tooth Fairy Tradition The Tooth Fairy actually started in 1927 when a booklet starring her released. The booklet was about how children can take better care of their teeth, eat healthily, and sleep well. From that point...

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Are Whitening Strips Your Best Choice To Whiten Teeth?

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Are Whitening Strips Your Best Choice To Whiten Teeth?

Ever since whitening strips first hit the market, customers and professionals have been testing their validity. They’ve been wondering, “Do whitening strips work?” They’ve definitely improved over the years, but the questions remain: are they safe? And are they really that effective? How Do Whitening Strips Work? Whitening strips are similar to bleach but actually safe. They use a combination of cleaning agents to essentially bleach your teeth white. The peroxide in whitening strips cleans beneath the surface of your teeth and brings out the best, whitest part of them. As far as how quickly you’ll see results, it varies...

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How To Achieve Beautiful Smile?

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How To Achieve Beautiful Smile?

Everyone wants one. We’re all jealous of those who do. But not everyone has one. I’m talking about a beautiful smile. So let’s go over how to achieve (or maintain) a beautiful smile. Implement Proper Dental Care The first thing you can do to brighten your smile is to take care of your teeth. Teeth whitening methods will only last if you also have good oral hygiene. To keep your mouth healthy, you’ll need to brush twice a day, preferably after meals. It’s important to have the right toothbrush for your teeth -- the bristles shouldn’t be too tough that...

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Does Activated Charcoal Whiten Teeth?

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Does Activated Charcoal Whiten Teeth?

What do you think of when you hear the word “charcoal”? Probably a barbeque or a backyard hangout in the summer. Well, that’s not the type of charcoal we’re talking about. We’re talking about activated charcoal, a material people use to whitening their teeth. What Is Activated Charcoal? Activated charcoal came on the scene in 1834, and has only been used more and more since then. Originally, an American doctor used it to save the life of a person who had accidentally consumed mercury chloride. Ever since then, people have been trying it out for different things, namely teeth whitening....

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Are You Wrong When It Comes To Oral Hygiene?

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Are You Wrong When It Comes To Oral Hygiene?

Oral hygiene gets the short straw. Even though it’s is often taken for granted, it’s one of the most important aspects of your overall health. So to help you stay focused on keeping your mouth healthy, here’s the complete guide to proper oral care. Why Proper Oral Care Is So Important? Your teeth are important. Obviously, they chew food, but in chewing food they also begin the digestion process. The more a food is chewed, the better the rest of your body will do at digesting it. But teeth also help us talk, allowing us to make certain sounds (like...

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What’s The Diet For Whiter Teeth? Learn More Here!

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What’s The Diet For Whiter Teeth? Learn More Here!

The best option for whitening teeth is either professionally or with an at-home kit. But a supplemental whitening method (and a close second) is changing what you eat and drink. Your diet can affect the color of your teeth dramatically, from cutting back on coffee and tea to eating more foods rich in certain acids. In this post, we’ll cover the dos and don’ts of having a diet for whiter teeth. Drinks And Foods That Whiten Teeth There are some foods and drinks that have been known to whiten (or at least help whiten) your teeth. Thanks to their natural...

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Sensitive Teeth Whitening: Dos and Don’ts

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Sensitive Teeth Whitening: Dos and Don’ts

You might be asking, “I have sensitive teeth -- can I whiten them?” The short answer is yes. But the follow-up question is how. The first step is to speak with your dentist about whitening your teeth. They can let you know if whitening is possible for you specifically, what options are best for your teeth, and why you may have sensitive teeth. How To Help Sensitive Teeth Before Whitening? You may be wondering what you can do to prepare for whitening your sensitive teeth. The first thing you can do (after talking to your dentist) is to brush your...

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An In-Depth Review Of The Best Teeth Whitening Mouthwash Tips

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An In-Depth Review Of The Best Teeth Whitening Mouthwash Tips

Whitening mouthwash is like regular mouthwash -- it cleans your mouth and fights bad breath by killing bacteria -- but it also whitens your teeth. Basically, it’s one step above typical mouthwash. In most cases, hydrogen peroxide is the main ingredient in most mouthwashes. Even though dental-grade whitening mouthwashes have a much higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, at-home mouthwashes are still super effective. How To Choose Best Teeth Whitening Mouthwash? Not all teeth whitening mouthwash products are equal. There are certain types and ingredients that you should avoid as well as things that you absolutely need in your mouthwash. What...

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