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Smartphones are within our reach for most of the day, every day. Has your dentist or dental hygienist pulled out a mobile device to reference a fact for you? Don’t be surprised if your chair side treatment includes some form of mobile technology as more and more doctors and patients are using oral health apps.
The mobile revolution kicked off the catchphrase: there’s an app for that. And when it comes to diagnosing and contacting patients, there certainly are plenty of well-functioning applications that fit the bill. Health tips, instructions, and video tutorials can explain proper techniques for flossing and brushing whenever the need arises. Apps that remind you of appointments and facilitate contacting your dentist are of great help to both patients and dental offices. Some lazy (or very conscientious) brushers appreciate apps that remind them when to brush during the day, even providing timed playlists to ensure a proper duration of brushing time.
Reminiscent of the early days of beauty makeover computer programs, there are even apps that show you the possible results of treatment, however more precise. Perhaps seeing your smile on your face two shades whiter will be more helpful in making a decision that shade strips alone couldn’t do.
Ask your dental care provider if they can suggest an app or two for you to try out…tell them to text it to you.
Going vegan has become an increasingly popular lifestyle choice in the past decade. While people have a variety of different reasons for choosing a plant-based diet, many vegans tend to have one thing in common: weaker teeth than carnivores. Whether you’re a lifelong vegan or newly considering making the switch, read on to learn what […]
While there are many fads out there that claim to be beneficial for your general or dental health, oil-pulling actually is. It can reduce the number of cavity causing bacteria as well as reduce the tooth-eroding acidity in the mouth. Studies have also shown that oil pulling can reduce the plaque index of your mouth. […]
If you’re between 40-60 years old, you have unique concerns with regards to your oral health. Here’s what you should be paying attention to. Gum Disease Gingivitis is the first and only stage of gum disease that is reversible. If not treated properly, gingivitis can develop into. periodontitis—a serious, destructive disease. Some people with gum […]
For most adults the dentist can be a scary experience, so we understand your reservations about bringing your baby to the dentist. But, good oral hygiene starts young, and so do dentist visits. Your child should definitely make their first dentist visit before their first birthday. The general rule that most dentists follow is that […]
You’ve probably seen this new dental trend on your social media feeds: beauty influencers sporting pitch black smiles and swearing the result is cleaner, whiter teeth. The product? Activated charcoal powders, applied and brushed onto teeth in lieu of toothpaste. No one can deny its popularity, but is this craze hot, or hazardous? Activated charcoal […]
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