Is teeth whitening safe?

I get a lot of questions from patients about the safety of teeth whitening. Teeth yellow and stain over time due to age, and external factors such as coffee and tea. While there are no health benefits to whitening, many patients feel they cold benefit from a touch up...

When NOT to brush your teeth:

Brushing and flossing your teeth 2-3 times a day is a vital part of keeping your teeth and gums in tip top shape. Yet, there are a few key times when brushing your teeth may do more harm than good! So, when should you avoid brushing your teeth? -Right before a meal,...

Are you grinding your teeth at night?

Do you ever wake up tired with a sore jaw? It could be nocturnal bruxism.  Bruxism, or grinding, can be triggered by stress, anxiety, depression, caffeine, smoking, heavy alcohol use and sleep disorders. Grinding not only disturbs your sleep, it can also cause gum...

Mastic gum and H. Pylori

Mastic gum comes from the sap of the mastic tree. It is how original chewing gum was made and it commonly still used to make natural chewing gum, desserts and even some spirits! Studies have shown that mastic may be just as good as omeprazole for the eradication of h....