Bristol Family Dental Blog
December 12, 2023
Did you know that the colors you wear can impact how bright or dull your teeth look? Pure white teeth have become commonplace in today’s beauty standards and can be seen on everyone from models to movie stars. That makes it easy to feel less-than-worthy if your smile looks drab. Your dentist can assist with professional teeth-whitening services, but you can also minimize the appearance of stains with the right makeup. Keep reading to learn more about 4 lipstick hues that can lighten your grin!(more…)
October 13, 2023
For someone who has lost multiple—if not all their teeth, dentures can be a life-altering treatment. They can restore both the look and function of your grin, letting you socialize with confidence and eat almost as well as you could with your natural teeth. Almost. The fact is, some foods are far more difficult to eat with dentures.
If you’d like to know the worst foods to tackle with your new dentures, continue reading. With this handy list, you can avoid the pitfalls that come with dining with your new prosthetic.(more…)
August 28, 2023
Activated charcoal is made from a variety of naturally occurring substances, like olive pits, burned wood, and coconut shells. The fine black powder is highly absorbent because it is very porous. This allows it to bind with odors and toxins, which is why it has been used for generations to treat many ailments, including tooth discoloration. Charcoal toothpaste is a popular trend to reverse stains and discoloration. Despite the notable improvement, it can cause long-term damage to your smile. Here is how you can skip the risk and get your pearly whites their brightest using a safe, effective solution.
June 23, 2023
Warmer weather is here, which means it’s easy to become dehydrated. If you have too little water in your body, it can lead to life-threatening complications. Did you know dehydration can also harm your oral health? Believe it or not, H2O is a key piece to a healthy smile.
April 23, 2023
Are you embarrassed by stained teeth? You’re not alone. Tooth discoloration is a common complaint among adults of all ages, but what’s to blame for brown or yellow teeth? Believe it or not, the color of your teeth can be influenced by genetics. Although it’s not the only culprit, discolored teeth can be hereditary. While you can’t change your DNA, your cosmetic dentist can reveal a white smile.
February 4, 2023
Whether you need to replace several teeth or an entire arch, dentures are a wonderful option for restoring your pearly whites. They bring back the confidence that comes with a complete and natural-looking smile. Additionally, they return the abilities that come with having a full set of teeth, such as bite power. You can also count on your prosthetic to last up to 10 years or more. However, despite all these benefits, it’s essential to give your mouth a daily break from your dentures. Read on to learn about the optimal time for wearing them in a 24-hour period.(more…)
December 4, 2022
Cold weather, colors changing across the landscape, store shelves full of green-and-red decorations – the wonderful holiday season is here! You may look forward to eating delicious food and sipping red wine during all the festivities. However, red wine is known to stain teeth. If you’re not careful, you could start the new year with a discolored smile. Read on to learn the reason for red wine teeth stains and how you can keep your grin bright this holiday season!(more…)
November 2, 2022
If you’re struggling with one or more teeth that are damaged or decayed, it can seem like a lifetime while waiting several weeks for a permanent replacement. However, with same-day dental crowns, you’ll be able to effectively restore your compromised pearly whites with a natural-looking and durable solution in just a single appointment! Not too familiar with the process? Read on to learn four things you should know about same-day dental crowns.(more…)
October 11, 2022
Diabetes refers to a group of diseases that cause the blood to have too much sugar in it. Prediabetes occurs when someone’s blood sugar is higher than average but not high enough for them to have diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects the way a person’s body processes blood sugar. If someone has type 1 diabetes, their pancreas produces little to no insulin. Though you may think that these conditions only impact your overall health, they are also linked to the well-being of your smile. Read on to learn about how this chronic condition is related to your oral health.(more…)
September 29, 2022
Everyone wants to feel confident about the appearance of their smile. There’s nothing better than showing it off for the camera without feeling embarrassed or self-conscious. However, it can be difficult to decide whether or not you want to invest in cosmetic dentistry. Read on to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and how to decide if you are making the best decision for your smile.(more…)