Think twice on drinking that GREEN BEER!

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This #SaintPatricksDay, you may want to pass on the #greenbeer in favor of some Bailey’s Irish Cream. As delightfully festive as the emerald lager might be, dentists warn about the unflattering effect green beer can have on your pearly whites.

The Green beer can act like the colorful disclosing plaque rinses used to teach kids where they’re missing brushing and make your teeth just scream with green color on the parts where the problems are!

Those who haven’t had a professional dental cleaning in a while or who have plaque buildup should steer clear of emerald-hued brews.

The green food coloring that is added to the beer stains the bacterial cell walls in plaque, So if your friends smile is looking all green, it’s probably not just the beer.

What should you do if you wake up with a more permanent reminder of Saint Patrick’s Day than just a hangover ?

You can fix the immediate problem in the morning with toothpaste and some whitening strips, but the real problem is that a green smile is a indicator that you have plaque buildup, and so you should probably also schedule a trip to your dentist.

Luckily, the golden hue of a regular beer doesn’t act as a plaque detector as much as a green-colored beer does. So when celebrating this Saint Patrick’s Day, perhaps it’s safest to stick to an original Irish brew like Harp or Guinness — at least when it comes to your chompers.

Enjoy your St. Patty’s Day Safely!

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Take a bite into our natural teeth whitening options

In light of the first week of F A L L & perfect ripe apples, take a bite into our natural teeth whitening options…

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A P P L E S| your natural toothbrush

A crunchy apple acts like a toothbrush as you chew it. The process of chewing an apple removes excess food and bacteria from your mouth while scrubbing away surface stains. Apples also contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains.

S T R A W B E R R I E S| your natural at home bleaching

Strawberries are powerful teeth whiteners that contain both an astringent and vitamin C. The astringent in strawberries effectively aids in the removal of surface stains while vitamin C whitens teeth by clearing away plaque.

R A I S I N S| your natural mouthwash

Raisins help to keep your teeth white by inducing saliva production. An increased level of salvia naturally helps to rinse away plaque.

 

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5 Reasons why flossing should be at the top of your to-do list!

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5: Flossing and Brushing Are More Effective Than Brushing Alone

A toothbrush works by physically removing plaque — a sticky, bacteria-laden film — from your teeth with its soft bristles. But brushing has one big drawback: A toothbrush’s bristles can’t adequately clean between the teeth or under the gums

4: Flossing Protects Your Gums, Too

The places where the gums and teeth meet are where flossing plays its major role. Floss can get into the space between the teeth and gums, removing much of the food and plaque that a toothbrush or mouthwash can’t move.

3: Flossing Can Save You Money

FACT: For a report published in 2005, CDHP researchers studied the costs of dental care for children who had their first dental checkups before one year of age versus children who had their first visit to the dentist after that age. By their fifth birthdays, the children in the first group had overall dental care costs some 40 percent lower than their peers

2: Flossing Helps Prevent Other Diseases

Tooth and gum disease can have effects that go far beyond discolored teeth, discomfort or bad breath. Extensive research has shown that the bacteria that flourish in an unhealthy mouth can harm the rest of the body, leading to heart disease, diabetes and respiratory illness.

1: Flossing Prevents Tartar Buildup

Flossing allows you to remove the plaque that causes tartar while it’s in its early form: sticky, but soft and pliable. Since plaque doesn’t harden into tartar until it’s been undisturbed for a period of time, regular flossing can keep buildup from happening.

So the next time you decided to skip over the flossing……

Think twice!                      

 

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