Allheart Dental Care Blog

March 21, 2022

5 Foods to Avoid After Teeth Whitening

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 10:07 pm
man avoiding coffee in Arlington

One of the best ways to improve your smile and boost your confidence is to get teeth whitening! Depending on which treatment you choose—either a take-home kit or an in-office option—you could potentially show off new pearly whites in just one visit. Now that your teeth have been given a fresh start, you should practice maintaining their shine—especially when it comes to your diet. Keep reading to learn five foods you should avoid so you can preserve your whitened smile.

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March 9, 2022

4 Things You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 7:33 pm
woman with veneers in Arlington

If you want to completely enhance your smile, then you might consider getting veneers. Not only do they provide stain-resistance, allowing your teeth to remain bright for a long time, but they can change the way your pearly whites appear entirely. But maybe you’re still on the fence about them? Read on to learn four things you should know beforehand to discover if they’re the perfect option for you!

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September 17, 2021

What Can You Do to Help Sensitive Teeth?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 6:14 am
Woman with tooth sensivity

Do you dread the feeling when you sip a glass of cold, ice water, or indulge in your morning coffee? You may be experiencing this unpleasant feeling because of tooth sensitivity. While you don’t want to cut out your favorite hot and cold treats, sensitivity can be very uncomfortable. Continue reading to learn about some of the common causes as well as some steps you can take to get some relief.

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September 2, 2021

6 Foods for a Whiter Smile

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 3:48 am
carrots and celery

We all want to have a beautiful white smile, but some foods and beverages contribute to discoloration over time. Fortunately, there are some snacks and drinks out there that help to keep your teeth healthy and stain-free! By including certain things in your diet, you can promote your oral health and maintain beautiful pearly whites. Continue reading to learn a few of the items that you can enjoy for the sake of your smile.

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August 26, 2021

Are You Brushing Your Teeth Too Hard?

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Gum recession

You’ve always been told that you need to brush your teeth twice a day for optimal dental hygiene, but are you sure that you’re using proper technique when it comes to your morning and nightly routine? According to the Wall Street Journal, dentists estimate that anywhere from 10 to 20 percent of the population has damaged their teeth or gums from brushing vigorously. Continue reading to learn about the dangers of overbrushing and the proper technique you should be using.

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August 12, 2021

Teeth Clenching and Headaches – What’s the Link?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 1:15 am
Woman with bruxism headache

As you sleep, you may do several things you aren’t completely aware of. You may have dreams that you forget, snore, or even speak. It is estimated that approximately 30 to 40 million Americans clench and/or grind their teeth when they sleep. This condition is called bruxism, but not all suffers even know that they do it. For some, the realization comes from frequent morning headaches and other symptoms. Continue reading to learn how they are related.

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July 15, 2021

How to Fight Off Tartar

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 11:05 pm
Man with mouthwash

You have probably noticed that when you haven’t brushed in a little while, you begin to develop this sticky, white substance on your teeth. This is known as dental plaque, and it carries bacteria that can damage tooth enamel and lead to cavities over time. With excellent oral hygiene, you can remove this substance and keep your smile healthy. However, when left to harden, plaque turns into tartar. This is rough and porous, and it can lead to receding gums and gum disease. The only way to safely remove tartar is by seeing your dentist for a professional cleaning, but here are some tips to stop it in its tracks.

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July 8, 2021

Can You Reverse Gum Disease?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 10:31 pm
Woman with gum disease

Gum disease is not an uncommon issue in the slightest. Approximately half of American Adults over the age of 30 are suffering from periodontal disease at one stage or another. Fortunately, when caught early on, steps can be taken in order to reverse the effects. However, when left to progress, gingivitis can turn into periodontitis and lead to irreversible issues, like gum recession, loose teeth, and tooth loss. Continue reading to learn which steps you should take to turn back the clock on gum disease before it becomes serious.

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June 26, 2021

How Should I Care for My Teeth After Dental Bonding?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 12:48 pm
a dentist using a curing light to ensure a patient’s dental bonding is successful

Minor tooth imperfections can be a nuisance. Small chips, cracks, and even stains can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance and wishing you had a quick fix to mask the problem. Fortunately, with dental bonding, your dentist can easily hide these flaws and get you back to your normal life in no time at all. Read on to learn more about this popular cosmetic solution and how you can maintain your new smile for longer-lasting results.

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June 14, 2021

What is the Best Way to Care for My Braces?

Filed under: Uncategorized — allheart_dental @ 4:01 pm
a digital image of metal braces and an interdental brush

When wearing metal braces, it’s important that you take the necessary steps and precautions to avoid potential damage to your orthodontic appliances. Using the right dental instruments, avoiding certain foods, and knowing what to do in case of an emergency are essential. This is why you will find three helpful tips that are designed to help you better maintain your metal brackets and wires and ensure successful treatment.  

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