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Is The Burst Electric Toothbrush Better Than Sonicare? An Honest Review

The Burst toothbrush has been getting a lot of buzz lately, here is a dentist's honest review.

If you have spent any time in the last year on social media, then chances are high that you have heard about the Burst electric toothbrush that has been reviewed all over the digital world.  I have long been a fan of the Sonicare toothbrush and frequently recommend it to my patients, so I never really gave a thought to trying out the Burst brush.  Well fast forward to recently, and we have been getting lots of questions from patients about which electric toothbrush is best for the money and I felt like I could not give an honest opinion without trying out “the most reviewed brush on the internet”!

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Are Veneers Worth It? 4 Benefits Of Cosmetic Dentistry That Far Outweigh The Cost

Sure dental veneers are pricey, but have you considered these 4 life changing benefits?

As a dentist, I hear from people all the time about how they want to change the look of their smile but they just can not justify the cost of cosmetic dentistry.  This is a completely understandable concern, especially at this time in our economy.  Today however, I want to share with you a different perspective on the cost of cosmetic dentistry and how the benefits can far outweigh the costs.  To begin with, lets actually talk about what cosmetic dentistry is, and what it is not.

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

Cosmetic dentistry is a category of dentistry which encompasses many different treatments, all with the aim to enhance the appearance of ...

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Moon Stain Removal Whitening Toothpaste Review

Does Moon whitening toothpaste work? Here is my honest review.

Gone are the days when there is only a select few toothpaste and oral care brands on the store shelves.  In our office, we often have patients asking us what toothpaste, floss, toothbrush, or mouth wash we recommend because they are overwhelmed with all the choices out there!  To help narrow down the choices, my family and I regularly try out different oral care products to review on our blog.  Today I am going to share with you my experience using the Moon Stain Removal Whitening Toothpaste.  I purchased the toothpaste with my own money and have been using this product twice a day now for a month and this ...

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How It Works: A Dentek Dental Guard Review

The Dentek Dental Guard can offer an easy temporary solution for night time clenching and grinding.

Stress is all around us lately.  In the news, on social media, in the very upending of our daily routines.  We may think that we have things under control, our emotions, our new way of life, our stress… but nighttime can sometimes tell a different story.  When under immense amounts of stress, bouts of insomnia and tooth clenching and grinding can become part of daily life for many people.  Add to this the inability to seek elective dental care amidst the global pandemic and it becomes extremely important to come up with temporary solutions to help people manage the pain and discomfort that comes along with tooth grinding and clenching.

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How To Do Teledentistry: A Patient's Guide

With the coronavirus pandemic closing dental office doors, ours doctors are providing teledentistry.

Are you finding yourself with a dental concern only to learn that majority of dental offices are currently shut down due to the corona virus pandemic?  Just like many other small business owners, our team at Sunshine Smiles went to bed one evening and woke up in a world that did not deem our business safe to be open.  While the recommendations for staying home are quite logical, there are still people out in our community that have dental emergencies.  So how do we help our patients while still maintaining social distance?  The answer for majority of these patients can be found in teledentistry.

Even for those that do not have ...

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How To Get Rid Of Bad Bacteria In The Mouth: 6 Ways To Inactivate The Harmful Bugs

The human mouth is full of bad bacteria, here are 6 ways you can conquer the bugs.

As the world is currently in the midst of managing the Coronavirus outbreak, much attention has been given to disinfection and how to eliminate unwanted bacteria.  Dentists have a unique position when our job as a dentist entails that we are in close proximity with an abundance of aerosols.  This means, that at any given moment, a dentist is covered in bacteria from other people’s mouths! 

Did you know that the mouth is one of the dirtiest places of the human body with over 600 species of bacteria thriving in the naturally warm and humid environment 1?  Dentists works with their patients to help lessen the amount of potentially harmful bacteria in ...

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Why I Am Happy To Be A Hall Crown Dentist

Does dental treatment make your child anxious? The Hall Crown Technique may be the answer!

It’s been just about two years now since I sat front row in a lecture, completely captivated by the dentist who was speaking about minimally invasive dentistry for children.  The speaker had such a passion for the subject, her eyes shiny and bright with enthusiasm.    It turns out, I was just as enthusiastic listening to her, my ears hanging on to every bit of information she was providing, and my heart swelling with hope.

You see, it is absolutely no surprise that children don’t love getting dental cavities treated, and that is something that weighs on me emotionally.  Yes, pediatric dentistry is my passion, and I would not want any other ...

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