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Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

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The answer is yes and no – yes because teeth whitening under a dentist’s supervision is safe, but over-the-counter whiteners have a potential for misuse that can harm your teeth.

Peroxide – The Ingredient That Whitens

Over the years, research on the effects of teeth whitening shows that low concentrations of peroxide are safe to use as directed by your dentist. The most common bleaching concentrations are 10 percent carbamide peroxide for at-home use and 35 percent hydrogen peroxide used by your dentist.

The difference between the two is that carbamide peroxide can remain active for up to 10 hours with a low concentration that doesn’t damage tooth enamel. Hydrogen peroxide, on the ...

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Iroquois Football Mouthguard Clinic

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September 6th and 8th Springbrook Family Dentistry had the pleasure of hosting the JV and Varsity football players of Iroquois High School! We worked together with the football coach and booster club president to put together a fantastic event that made free custom mouthguards for any player who wanted one! We were able to provide 35 players with a mouth guard of the course of those two days.

 

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Ready to Improve Your Smile? Consider These Top 3 Cosmetic Dentistry Options

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When you daydream about your perfect smile, what do you see? Today, it’s not a question of how to get the smile you want, but when.

Using natural-looking materials like porcelain, ceramic, and dental composites, there’s virtually no problem your cosmetic dentist in East Aurora, NY can’t fix! Let’s take a look at three of the most popular options in cosmetic dentistry and how each can improve your smile.

Professional Teeth Whitening

Have you spent way too much money on over-the-counter whitening products only to be disappointed by the results? It can be hard not to be drawn in by all the claims made these products, but they’re only of value if they ...

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Foods to Avoid When You Have a Dental Crown

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After you have a new crown placed, you want to protect your investment to make sure you get the most use out of it. A well-made crown that’s properly cared for can last as long as 15 years, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long yours will last.

Foods to Avoid When Wearing a Dental Crown

Porcelain and zirconia are materials that are typically used for a crown and are incredibly strong and durable; however, just like your teeth, they’re not indestructible. Excessive force placed on your crowns by eating the wrong types of foods can cause the material to crack or split.

An easy way to remember which foods ...

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Do You Know the 3 Biggest Benefits of Invisalign?

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Have you heard about Invisalign treatment and wonder what makes it so popular?

As an adult with crooked or crowded teeth, you may have chosen to forgo treatment because you’re concerned about the impact that metal orthodontics will have on your life. But Invisalign has opened up a world of possibilities, and many adults who had given up hope can now enjoy a confident smile with little or no impact on their lifestyle.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment

There are lots of things to love about Invisalign. Adults who have gone through treatment appreciate the fact that the clear aligners are virtually invisible when worn making treatment discreet. Unlike metal orthodontics, you can straighten ...

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3 Unexpected Ways Invisalign Could Change Your Life

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Is it a stretch to say a dental treatment can change your life? If you consider the impact that a healthier-looking smile has on your confidence and self-image, it's not hard to imagine a ripple effect that will carry through to other areas of your life.

Why Is Invisalign So Popular?

The Invisalign process was designed with the busy lifestyle of adults in mind. The smooth plastic aligners won't irritate sensitive tissues in your mouth and are crystal clear so no one needs to know you're wearing them. Unlike metal brackets and wires that are affixed to your teeth, you can take a break from treatment for a couple of hours each ...

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Children's Dental Health Month

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This article is coming a couple months late, but did you know that February is Children’s Dental Health month? Every year thousands of dentists, dental hygienists and dental students travel to local schools to educate children about taking care of their teeth. 

Part of Children’s Health Month also involves “Give Kids a Smile.” Around the country dental schools open up their doors to children who would otherwise not have access to proper dental care. As a student at the University of Buffalo this was always a great day and one I looked forward to. It was a great opportunity to become more comfortable with pediatric dentistry as well as to ...

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