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Does Charcoal Work as a Whitening Agent?

Activated charcoal has made its appearances in beauty regimens and de-tox diets all over the world, but recently many people have experimented with activated charcoal as a whitening agent in ...
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Using Professional Whitening

Whitening at home or in a dental office is more effective when you understand how to avoid stains in the first place and how to use effective whitening treatment. Experts agree that you can minimize ...
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3 Tricks to Keep Your Breath Fresh On the Go

Sometimes a quick bad whiff of your own breath comes when mouthwash, toothpaste, and breath mints are out of reach. With these tricks, however, you can outsmart halitosis no matter where you are. 1.) ...
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4 Things to Know About Oral Care During Pregnancy

Due to the hormonal changes and increased demands on the body a woman experiences during pregnancy, women often encounter more dental issues in 9 months of gestation than they may have in their whole ...
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Ensuring Your Smile is Holiday-Ready

With thanksgiving and other holiday gatherings fast approaching, you may want to ensure your smile is squeaky-clean and sparkly. Here are 5 things you can easily do today to brighten your smile. 1.) ...
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3 Tips from a Hygienist

If you are looking for ways to keep your teeth cleaner and avoid cavities, here are some common problems we see thwarting our patients' ability to avoid tooth decay: 1.) Don't leave sugar (or ...
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Natural Toothpaste: Better than Regular?

A lot of stores offer different brands of natural toothpaste, but is it better than the toothpaste you've always used? Ultimately, the basics of toothpaste are the same no matter what flavor or ...
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Can a "Raw" Diet Hurt My Teeth?

Eating "raw" is a popular diet trend designed to help people to lose weight, increase their nutrient intake, and avoid any processed or animal biproducts. The popularity of raw eating has ...
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What About the "Flossing is a Waste of Time" Rumors?

According to a several recent news articles sparked by a change in the dietary guidelines published by the Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services that failed to include flossing, ...
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Dealing with Surface Stains

What causes surface stains on your teeth? Highly pigmented compounds found in darker foods and beverages called chromogens. How do you know if a food you are about to eat will stain your teeth? A good ...
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How to Prevent Stains on Your Teeth

Getting stains on your teeth is unfortunately all too easy due to the porous nature of our teeth. This is a shame when we work so hard to keep them pearly white! You can prevent stains easily, ...
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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Every Type of Dad

If you want to improve the health and well-being of a husband, father, or grandfather, Father’s day is the perfect excuse to pamper him and his teeth. 1.For the Techie Dad: Oral B’s newest ...
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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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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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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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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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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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3 Ways Drinking Water Saves Your Teeth

Drinking water is good for your body, but it is especially good for your teeth. The best dentist in Utah will tell you that the best thing to do in addition to brushing and flossing is drinking more ...
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ORAL CANCER: What You Need to Know

Oral cancer is one of the most deadly cancers because it often goes untreated. This lack of reaction often comes not because oral cancer symptoms are hard to diagnose, but rather because symptoms that ...
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10 Treatments for Bad Breath

The Problem 25 to 30 percent of the world’s population suffer from halitosis--chronic bad breath. Having a foul odor constantly emanating from your mouth isn’t a medical emergency, but it ...
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11 Home Whitening Solutions from a Dentist

In a previous article, we talked about over-the-counter and professional whitening solutions. But maybe you want to give your sensitive teeth, gums, and wallet a break! At Platinum Dental, we offer ...
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The Benefits of Chewing Sugarless Gum

Most people chew gum to combat bad breath. But can chewing gum actually help your teeth? Brushing and flossing will never be replaced, but if you want to strengthen your cavity-fighting efforts, ...
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Teeth Whitening

Looking to brighten your smile? White teeth are not only associated with youth, attractiveness, and overall health, but studies also show job applicants with white teeth are more likely to get the job ...
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