Blog Posts in May, 2016

4 Things Great Parents Do to Diminish Fear of the Dentist

If an adult hates going to the dentist, their fear probably started out with a fearful first experience going to the dentist. With all the novel and unfamiliar aspects of a first-time dental ...
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How do I Know if I have a Cavity?

When the bacteria that form plaque on your teeth come in contact with sugars in your mouth, they produce acids that eat away your teeth. Your body’s first line of defense is the tooth’s ...
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5 Reasons We Love Invisalign

Invisalign is a fairly new technology in the world of orthodontia, debuting in 1997 and changing the lives of over 2 million people since. Unless your case is severe, Invisalign is a great option for ...
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4 Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

If you find yourself fighting your kids to brush their teeth, you are not alone. Brushing can become a battle in some homes, but here are some tips we have gleaned over the years from great parents ...
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How to Sanitize your Toothbrush (and Keep from Getting Sick!)

Your toothbrush can become a breeding ground for germs, which is one reason why you ought to change it every 3 months. However, germs multiply in minutes, not months, and need to be cleaned between ...
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Dental Exams for LDS Mission Application

As you or your child prepare to serve an LDS mission, one of the requirements for filling out an application is to get a dental exam. Here’s what to expect in yours. An exam before receiving ...
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Why Are Tattooed Teeth (Tattooths) So Popular?

Tattooths have really exploded in popularity in the past year, and with good reason! Tattooed teeth are removable, unique, and provide a solution to a serious dental problem in a fun way. Not ...
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Should I Brush My Teeth Before I Eat?

A lot of people brush their teeth right when they wake up in the morning, clearing out the morning breath and freshening their mouth before eating breakfast. Others wait until they eat breakfast to ...
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5 Reasons Pizza is Good For Your Teeth

Maybe if you are trying to lose weight, pizza is not your first choice. But pizza contains a lot of nutrients that promote healthy teeth. Here’s how: 1. The Cheese. The cheese on pizza contains ...
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Don't Brush Your Teeth.... Here's Why

You read that right! A dental blog telling you to stop brushing your teeth. But let's set this straight from the beginning: You absolutely need to be brushing your teeth. Every day. For at least ...
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Why Should I Stop Biting My Nails?

At Platinum Dental Care, we are most concerned with the state and health of your teeth. Nail biting is a habit that can hurt your teeth and your body, and we will cover both. If you are a nail biter, ...
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Why is Coffee Bad For My Teeth?

Aside from the famously revolting coffee breath that coffee-drinkers experience, coffee also takes a harmful toll on your teeth. If you think you are drinking conservatively, think again. Even just ...
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Can Seasonal Allergies Hurt my Teeth?

The outdoor fun, flowers, trees, and warmer weather of the Spring and Summer are wonderful, but this time of year also means allergies for approximately 58 million Americans. Springtime allergies are ...
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Teeth Whitening at Home

If you want to whiten your teeth quickly and pain-free, see the dentist. However, if you want a gradual whitening process that may cause minor tooth sensitivity, whitening at home might be a good ...
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Why Should I Sleep? (and How Sleep Affects your Teeth!)

In a lot of ways, the brillance of your smile reflects the degree to which you take care of yourself! Does your sleep affect your oral health? Absolutely, and here are 3 reasons why: 1.) Your gums are ...
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How Often Should I Floss?

Flossing is an essential part of maintaining a healthy mouth. The American Dental Association recommends flossing a minimum of once per day in order to get rid of plaque in areas between the teeth ...
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Invisalign: A Great Alternative to Braces

Although most Millennials have perfectly straight smiles, thanks to the care of their parents to invest in braces or Invisalign, many Baby Boomers and Generation X patients still have crooked or ...
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3 Ways Your Emotional Health Affects Your Oral Health

If you experience stress regularly, you are probably aware of the physical toll it can take on your body. Stress will increase your chance of heart complications, impact your blood pressure, and cause ...
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Tooth Pain? 8 Possible Sources

Pain is your body's way of letting you know that something is not right. Whatever stimuli is causing your tooth to throb, the pain source may be more or less serious depending on what it is. We ...
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Is it time for a Smile Makeover?

At any Platinum Dental Care location, you can count on our doctors and staff being willing and ready to handle any dental procedure you need to perfect your smile from the inside out. We love seeing ...
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