We all want a toothpaste commercial smile, but what if your teeth are not as white as you’d like? Before we explain how to get a brighter smile, let’s talk about what causes your teeth to stain.
Three Types of Tooth Stains
An intrinsic stain is one that affects the tissue below your enamel called dentin, giving the tooth a darker or yellower color. Your teeth can take on this kind of colorization for many reasons including receiving too much fluoride as a ...
While we love our profession, we know that it's fairly common for people to feel a sense of dread about going to the dentist. Even if you've never actually had a bad experience at a dental office, many people can be extremely nervous about their dental appointments. And we can face the facts — nobody hopes to go to the dentist!
While many people are able to work through any stress associated with dental procedures, some of us have such fear and anxiety ...
The mouth is a fascinating place. For one, it houses your tongue, the only muscle in the body that works without skeletal support and is the strongest muscle in the body relative to its size. We at Woodlake Family Dentistry would like to to tell you a few more interesting facts about dentistry and about teeth that make the mouth, and our jobs, so fascinating!
Tooth Enamel — Harder than Steel
The first layer of your teeth is known as the enamel, and it's the ...
Kids pick up on a lot of things from their parents, even their parents' feeling about their dental appointment. We believe that preparing your kids for their dental appointment is important for laying a good foundation for future oral health care. By preparing your kids for a positive experience at the dentist, they can create positive associations with taking care of their teeth, rather than the negative associations with the dentist that are perpetuated by the media. At Woodlake Family Dentistry, ...
Dealing with insurance is never fun. For most people, it can be a nightmare that discourages you from even wanting insurance in the first place. However, having dental insurance is just as important as having regular health insurance. It's important to spend some time looking into the plans available to you and finding one that works with your needs and budget.
Step One: Find the Right Plan
If you have great oral health, then a very basic dental plan is probably all you ...