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How to Pick the Best Toothpaste

When you’re standing in the dental care aisle trying to select toothpaste, the choices seem limitless. Whitening, tartar control, baking soda - which of these different kinds is right for your mouth? Here are a few tips to help you avoid confusion the next time you’re browsing for the best toothpaste for you.

Check the Label for a Few Important Facts

Before committing to a certain brand of toothpaste, it’s important to scour the label for a few vital pieces of information.

ADA Approval

Regardless of the brand or style you select, make sure it is approved by the American Dental Association. These toothpastes have gone through rigorous testing and meet the most stringent ...

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Teeth Whitening: How White Should You Go?

If you’ve ever thought about having a teeth whitening procedure done, you’re not alone. It’s the most common cosmetic dental procedure performed by dentists. Even the popularity of over-the-counter lightening options is on the rise, with people spending $1.4 billion a year on these products. Clearly, the trend of transforming yellow teeth into sparkling white teeth is not just a passing fad. However, just how white should you go when bleaching your teeth?

First, it’s important to understand how teeth shades work. The color of your teeth is comprised of three different values – hue, chroma, and value. Hue is the existing tone of the teeth and can usually be separated ...

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What is Too White When it Comes to White Teeth?

More than 100 million Americans whiten their teeth with strips, trays, or in-office procedures. Teeth whitening is the most popular form of cosmetic dentistry out there, and with good reason. We associate white teeth with good health, youth, and beauty, and the confidence feel when we know our teeth look good can transcend into all areas of life.

But is it possible to go too far with tooth whitening? What is too white when it comes to white teeth?

Keep it Natural Looking

As tooth whitening becomes more and more popular, you may have noticed someone’s teeth that are so white they look unnatural. Instead of pearly whites, people are ending up with ...

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7 Things That Can Turn Your White Teeth Into Not-So-White Teeth

They’re called pearly whites for a reason, and most people aim to keep their teeth both pearly and white. But many variables can cause teeth to lose their luster. Here are seven things that have people turning to teeth whitening to get their smiles as bright as they once were.

1. What you eat and drink.

Foods and drinks that come into contact with your teeth on a regular basis can cause discoloration, and some foods cause more staining than others. Coffee, tea, colored soda, red wine, and fruit juice are among the beverages that are known to stain teeth. While foods like berries, colored candy, beets, and curry are also common ...

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