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    What to Eat to Maintain Your Newly Whitened Smile

    Last updated 6 days ago

    Teeth whitening is an excellent option for many people who want to rejuvenate their smiles. Your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve radiant brilliance with methods such as GLO in-office whitening or at-home bleaching kits. With the right diet and oral hygiene habits, you can maintain the results of your whitening treatment for a long time.

    Certain foods can help your teeth stay bright and white. Strawberries, for example, act as a gentle astringent, while crunchy produce like apples, celery, broccoli, and carrots can actually help “brush” your teeth while you chew. Cheese and nuts are also excellent choices for maintaining white teeth. What you don’t eat is also important. Dark beverages like coffee, wine, soda, and tea can easily stain your teeth and should be avoided. Bright red foods and drinks, such as cherries and fruit juices, may also dull your smile.

    If you’re interested in teeth whitening or other cosmetic dentistry services in Scottsdale, contact Studio B Smiles. Visit us online to learn more about our services, including GLO whitening and at-home bleaching trays, or give us a call at (480) 619-5102 to schedule your appointment.

    What Are the Different Types of Gum Disease?

    Last updated 13 days ago

    You can visit your cosmetic dentist for all types of services, from teeth whitening to veneers, but if you don’t control and prevent gum disease, your pearly whites could be at risk. Gum disease is unfortunately common in the U.S., yet it’s also very easy to prevent with proper oral hygiene. Gum disease can be mild, or it can be devastating. Here’s an overview of the different types:

    Gingivitis
    Gingivitis is gum disease in its earliest stage. It is characterized by red, swollen, and tender gums that tend to bleed easily upon brushing. You may also notice foul breath. If you catch gingivitis early and improve your oral hygiene habits as soon as you notice symptoms, it will usually clear up with diligent at-home hygiene alone. If you leave gingivitis to progress, however, it can turn into one of the following.

    Periodontitis
    Periodontitis is full-blown gum disease. It can be aggressive or chronic and will require intervention from your dentist. In some cases, periodontitis can be the result of an underlying condition such as diabetes or heart disease, or it can actually lead to the development or worsening of these types of disease. Severe periodontitis deteriorates the supporting tissues that attach the gums to the teeth, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.

    Necrotizing Periodontal Disease
    The necrotizing form of periodontal disease is the most severe of all gum diseases. Gum tissue that is afflicted by necrotizing periodontal disease actually dies and rots away. Tooth loss is almost always inevitable, as is tissue and bone loss. Treatment is intense and aggressive, but absolutely necessary. Left untreated, necrotizing periodontal disease is likely to lead to infection, which can enter the bloodstream and potentially cause sepsis.

    Gum disease should never be ignored. If you are in need of dental services in the Scottsdale area, contact us at Studio B Smiles. From general dentistry to cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening and veneers, our services help you obtain the healthy, attractive smile you want. Call (480) 619-5102 for an appointment today.

     

    What Is Plaque?

    Last updated 18 days ago

    When plaque is not taken care of it can cause serious dental complications. Watch this video to find out exactly what plaque is.

    Plaque is a sticky film that coats your teeth, and it is comprised of bacteria. This bacteria releases acid that can cause cavities by wearing away at your tooth enamel. Untreated plaque can lead to tartar, which can cause swollen gums and eventually periodontal disease. You can combat this by practicing proper oral hygiene, which includes brushing your teeth twice each day, flossing once each day, and seeing your dentist regularly. Dental sealants can also help you prevent the development of plaque.

    Studio B Smiles is proud to treat a multitude of dental conditions in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas. If you would like to get to know our cosmetic dentistry practice, please do not hesitate to call (480) 619-5102, visit our website, or come and meet with us today.

    Today is World Health Day!

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Happy World Health Day! Remember your oral health ties to your overall health, so keep those teeth clean and call us if you are having any problems!

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    Last updated 1 month ago

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