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Is Teeth Whitening Effective on Bonded Teeth?

December 16, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — Dr. David Banda @ 7:01 pm

Dentist hardening dental bonding materialDental bonding is a versatile treatment that provides both restorative and cosmetic benefits. Whether you’ve chipped a tooth or had a cavity, it provides a quick fix for minor restorative and aesthetic flaws using a composite material that blends in with your enamel. Although dental bonding can last for years, it can discolor if you’re not careful. Unfortunately, you can’t use whitening toothpaste to revamp your smile. If you want to whiten bonded teeth, here’s what you need to know to reach your goals.

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Are Stained Teeth Genetic?

November 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:02 pm

Dentist holding shade guide next to man’s teethSociety attributes a bright white smile to youth, intelligence, and success. Not to mention, nothing feels better than the confidence that comes along with a vibrant smile; however, teeth come in endless shades and tones. Not everyone is born with naturally white teeth. Genetics largely contributes to their color, but are your genes the only culprit? Stained teeth can be caused by various factors, but you don’t have to feel embarrassed by discoloration any longer. Your cosmetic dentist has the solutions you need for an Instagram-ready smile.

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Your Smile Doesn’t Have to Be Scary for Halloween

October 14, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 7:07 pm

Smiling woman with a carved pumpkin Halloween is an exciting time as your imagination takes hold to find the perfect costume. Vampire teeth or a zombie smile can be the perfect accessory to any scary outfit, but you wouldn’t want to wear them all the time. Unfortunately, Halloween can leave a lasting mark on your smile, but you don’t have to miss out on the fun. Your cosmetic dentist has a few tips to keep your natural smile looking its best long after the spooky decorations are packed away for the year.

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Learn How Yogurt Can Help in Your Fight Against Bad Breath

September 9, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 9:30 pm
woman eating jar of yogurt in Bloomfield Hills

Bad breath, or halitosis, can make you feel self-conscious about what others think of you. Though removing certain foods from your diet may seem like a logical solution, have you ever considered incorporating new ones? By adding yogurt to your daily diet, you may be able to keep your issues with bad breath under control and start feeling more confident in your overall oral health.

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You Can Enjoy Pickles and a Healthy Smile

August 4, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 2:50 am

Pickles spread out on tableThere isn’t any debating when it comes to pickles. You either love them, or you hate them. If you can’t resist a crisp, juicy pickle, you might unknowingly harm your oral health. Despite their many health benefits, pickles are not good for your teeth. You don’t need to cut pickles from your diet. Instead, your dentist recommends a few precautions to enjoy your treat without compromising your smile.

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Dry Scooping Pre-Workout Powder – A Danger to Your Teeth?

July 25, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 9:21 pm

is dry scooping bad for your teeth

The funny thing about many online trends is that they’re often just recycled old habits. For years, bodybuilders have been taking a scoop of pre-workout powder and other supplements (what has now been coined as “dry scooping”) followed with a sip of water to help with digestion. With social media, this has become popularized; thus, the habit has spread like a wildfire. Is dry scooping bad for your teeth? Continue reading to find out and get some preventive tips.

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The Dangers of Drowsy Driving (and How Your Dentist Can Help)

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 1:11 pm
woman falling asleep at the wheel due to drowsy driving

Even after getting a full night’s sleep, you can barely pry your eyes open as you get ready for work. You make a second cup of coffee, hoping the warm beverage will breathe some life into you. As you commute to work, you find yourself nodding off, despite blaring your favorite music on the stereo. A loud horn from the car next to you jolts you awake, and you realize how close to disaster you were.

Situations like this are far too common. In this year alone, 103 million Americans have fallen asleep at the wheel! If you’re part of that statistic, you may have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea. Continue reading to learn the dangers of drowsy driving, signs that you might have sleep apnea, and how your dentist can help.

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Why You Should Visit a Dentist with a Cavity Detection System

May 19, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 1:13 pm
dentist showing a patient the results of their cavity detection system

When it comes to dental care, the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” couldn’t be more accurate. That’s why dentists try to spot warning signs of oral health problems as early as possible before they cause pain and become expensive to treat. One of these problems that often goes unnoticed for weeks or even months is tooth decay. The sooner your dentist catches signs of cavities, the less likely you are to need restorative treatments like fillings or dental crowns. That’s why, if you’re looking for a dentist, you should consider one with a cavity detection system like DIAGNOdent. Here’s how it can help you!

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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Depression?

March 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Dr. David Banda @ 3:05 am

Man with depression and sleep apneaAt least 18 million Americans live with sleep apnea. It causes several pauses in breathing frequently while sleeping, which is most often caused by an obstruction in the airway. Chronic snoring is one of the most noticeable symptoms, but that’s not the only complication that can occur. If sleep apnea isn’t treated, it can negatively affect your physical and mental health. New research has found a direct connection between the sleep disorder and depression. If you’re feeling less than your best, here’s how you can tell if sleep apnea is the cause.

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Uncover the Connection Between the Heart & Mouth This February

February 3, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. David Banda @ 4:18 pm
a bowl of heart-healthy foods surrounded by exercising gear to portray a person working to make their heart healthy

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Every time you visit your dentist for a checkup and cleaning, you probably regularly hear them rambling about how your oral health impacts different areas of your body, like your cardiovascular system. Without the proper at-home oral hygiene plan in place, it could put your physical health at-risk. The first step to take towards ensuring you’re healthy and happy is learning more about the small ways in which you can protect your smile as well as your heart. Read on to learn about how these two parts of your body are connected and what you can do to keep them both healthy.  

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