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How to Protect Your Teeth from Cold Weather

Everything seems just a bit harder to do when it’s snowy and cold outside, including driving, making plans, and even talking and smiling. It’s not uncommon to get that same uncomfortable feeling when you expose your teeth to cold weather as you do when you bite down on an ice cream bar or drink a cold beverage. Although the groundhog predicted a longer winter this year, you don’t have to live with sensitive teeth forever! What Causes Tooth Sensitivity? Cold weather itself doesn’t ... Read more

How to Choose a Toothbrush

Not all toothbrushes are made alike! Your toothbrush should directly reflect your oral health needs, but it can be hard to choose from so many different options. There are two main types of toothbrushes: manual and electric. Here’s how to decide which one of those two is the right choice for you. Manual Toothbrushes Manual toothbrushes usually have a rectangular-shaped head, but they come in a variety of shapes to help fit your teeth best. Manual toothbrushes also have different bristle firmness between ... Read more

Facts vs. Fiction: What Dental Fads to Avoid

Sometimes it's hard to resist a good trend, but it’s best to stay away from most dental trends out there. Here are some popular fads that are ineffective or even dangerous when it comes to your oral health. Grills You may have seen your favorite rapper wearing a shiny and expensive pair of grills and got inspired to do the same, but they can actually be pretty damaging to your teeth and gums. The materials in grills can erode at your tooth ... Read more

How Your Smile Can Affect Your Confidence

Did you know that your emotional wellbeing affects your physical health? Smiling may not be as intense as a 30-minute workout, but it can make an equally major impact on your self esteem. The Science Behind Smiling When you smile, it releases endorphins, which can help you actually feel happier (even if your smile was fake!) and more self-confident. This can start a domino effect where other people feel happier when around you as well. Studies have shown that being smiled at is a ... Read more

Top 5 Scariest Monster Teeth

There’s plenty that should be scary about Halloween – spooky costumes, haunted houses, creepy decorations. However, as the season of increased candy consumption approaches, we never want our patients feeling terrified about the state of their oral hygiene! To maintain the health of your smile during the Halloween season, make sure you’re indulging your sweet tooth in moderation and keeping up with your regular dental care habits. At White Settlement Family Dentistry, we’ve gotten into the Halloween spirit by asking our ... Read more
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