Charcoal for Teeth Whitening

Charcoal Whitening

Activated charcoal has been used since ancient India and Egypt as a purifier, due to its remarkable ability to trap and bind contaminants. Today it is used across a vast number of applications from pharmaceutical processing to air and water filtration. In the health industry, food grade activated charcoal is used to treat poisonings, relieve intestinal gas, and improve mild skin conditions. Recently, it has begun to be used for teeth whitening. Here is what you should know about charcoal whitening.
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3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

A bright white smile is considered a sign of youth, health, and vitality. Yet teeth naturally become dingy, yellow, and even stained over time. Dietary choices, genetics, medications, and overall health can play a role in the color of your teeth, but the reality is that most people can achieve a truly white smile only through tooth whitening. Here are 3 options for whitening your teeth.
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Invisalign Alternatives: What You Should Consider

Billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign is a wonderful way to improve your smile. However, some people are searching for an alternative that is less expensive or requires less of a commitment to ongoing orthodontist visits. Naturally, numerous alternative aligner solutions have become available in recent years. Here is what you should know.
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4 Benefits of Invisalign Over Traditional Braces

Straight teeth provide better chewing efficiency and reduce the risk of jaw joint issues such as TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorder). They are easier to clean, lowering the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and they can dramatically improve your self-confidence. For more than a century, metal braces were the best way to straighten your teeth. Today, though, there is an even better solution.
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Invisalign vs Traditional Braces: Which is Right for You?

Traditional braces have been the treatment of choice for straightening teeth for a long time, and they are still highly popular today. However, they are no longer the only solution, and they may not be the best for some patients. Billed as “the clear alternative to braces,” Invisalign entered the market in 1997, and it has become the preferred treatment for many patients and providers. However, most orthodontists provide both options, allowing patients to choose what is right for them. Here are four factors on which to base your decision.
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Top 10 Invisalign Questions and Answers

Invisalign is often billed as “the clear alternative to braces.” Although it has been around since the 1990s, many people are just now becoming aware of this thoroughly modern approach to straightening teeth. Here are the top 10 questions about Invisalign. 1.  How does Invisalign work? Treatment begins with a 3-D digital image of your current smile. Your dentist will …