Beware the Foods of March

March 15th, 2019 by Ima Admin

March is a mixed bag of weather with lows in the teens to highs of 60+ and periods of sun, rain, snow and fog. March promises fewer grey days so our thoughts begin to turn toward annual spring cleaning. However, besides cleaning out cabinets and bookshelves, your teeth could use a good cleaning because March is also full of dental disaster holidays.

What’s happening in March?

There’s Peanut Butter Lovers Day (1st), Mardi Gras / Fat Tuesday (5th), our favorite – Dentist’s Day (6th), National PI Day (3.14 get it?), St. Patrick’s Day (17th), Chocolate Covered Raisin Day (24th), and Pecan/Waffle Day (25th).

So, let’s take a look at what that means for your teeth.
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Black and White

March 29th, 2018 by Ima Admin

Activated Charcoal for Teeth Whitening?

Activated charcoal is pretty trendy these days. It’s hard to be on social media and not see someone promoting or using it for something cosmetic. You can smear it on your face, wash your hair with it, and even brush your teeth with this very black stuff.

I was a bit shocked when I first saw activated charcoal being used for teeth whitening. My first reaction was there was no way this could be safe! There are some things that practically scream, Don’t put me in your mouth. Charcoal is one of them. Although similar material, I’m not talking about the charcoal that’s used on your barbeque.
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