In the United States, 40% of adults between ages 20 and 50 report sensitive teeth. If you Google “tooth sensitivity” you will find a laundry list of top selling toothpastes to cover up your pain, but they won’t solve the… Read More ›
Whitening, Sensitivity and The Easy Solutions!
Whitening & sensitivity toothpastes are top profit-generators for the oral-care industry.Artificial whitening pulls minerals from tooth enamel. Whitening products cause sensitivity & although sensitivity pastes might seem like a solution, they only mask the symptoms. These pastes do not address… Read More ›
Baking Soda – The Craze
Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) is a handy cleaning product that is mildly abrasive in solution and is excellent for dissolving grease and molds. It can also be used as a powder to absorb musty odors. For these reasons, baking… Read More ›
White Spots: Is it Fluorosis or Demineralization?
This picture shows two kinds of white spots. Some of these white patches are likely the result of exposure to too much fluoride as the patient’s teeth were developing. Fluorosis, as this is called, is a condition where cells that form… Read More ›
The Dark Side of Whitening
You must have noticed whitening rinses on store shelves and maybe contemplated using them. These products are tempting, but don’t fall for those shiny, white bottles! Remember the bottle is made of plastic and nothing like your tooth enamel. These… Read More ›
Q&A with Dr. Ellie: Damage caused by bleaching treatment
Every month Dr. Ellie Phillips will answer your oral health questions as part of the Ultimate Oral Health Guide. ———– Q: Hello Dr Ellie: I live in Colorado, and I really need your help. I have been reading about you and the system… Read More ›
Whitening & Gum Recession
Hi Ellie,Thanks for getting back to me. I will get on your system, but I just have a quick question regarding your comment about whitening products.I am not intending (and have never done) bleaching on my teeth, but do you… Read More ›