Posts for: July, 2012
A product like Red Bull, with a pH many times higher that Coca Cola, will actually cause three times more enamel damage due to all of the added chemicals! 7 is a normal pH and Red Bull has a pH of 3.1 and it takes 1 and ½ hours for your mouth to return to a normal pH. The lower the pH the more acid is in your mouth causing damage to your enamel. Drink water instead!
When I whiten my teeth with Crest White Strips, they slide off my teeth. What is a good way to hold them in place? Crest White Strips do move around so you may want to get your teeth as dry as possible before placing the strips. This helps with slips. However, custom trays work better and use a higher bleaching percentage so you may want to consider trays instead.
Oral Cancer is becoming more common in our fast lives due to smoking, diet and lifestyle choices. Doing a simple 2 minute test in your hygienist’s chair will be able to detect the early stages of oral cancer.
Do snore guards work? YES! We have a dear friend who had a terrible snoring problem and his wife actually asked him to sleep in another room. Poor guy! He invested in a snore guard and not a peep now…and he can sleep in his own bed.