1. How to Brush Your Teeth Properly: A Quick Guide

    by AM Hopkins Everyone knows that brushing their teeth plays a major role in their overall health, but they may not be aware of the correct way to brush their teeth. The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth at least twice each day; here is a quick guide to ensure you know how to do it properly. Purchase the right toothbrush. Before you even begin the process of brushing…Read More

  2. Restorative Dentistry Menlo Park

    Dr. Walker and Dr. Yarborough believe that the best dentistry is a collaborative process between the dentist and the patient. Restorative dentistry focuses on restoring health, aesthetics and function to teeth that are broken, worn down or missing. A comprehensive examination and thorough dental cleaning will help us to identify any hidden problems such as tooth decay, gum disease or occlusal (bit…Read More

  3. Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

    A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is…Read More

  4. How Often Should You Be Whitening Your Teeth?

    From on-the-go strips to in-office bleaching, teeth-whitening treatments have become easier and more convenient than ever before. But, overdoing them can put your teeth at risk for other issues, some of which can become permanent. The key is knowing how much is too much. Here, we got the expert scoop from New York cosmetic dentist Timothy Chase, DMD, who says "bleachorexia" is on the rise, and …Read More

  5. I Brushed My Teeth With Charcoal For 2 Weeks—Here’s What Happened

    by Christina Heiser As a beauty editor and skin-care junkie, I’m obsessed with trying almost anything that might beautify me, and that includes activated charcoal. In fact, I’ve used this strange-sounding product to help keep my oily skin under control for years. Lately, I’ve noticed that loads of people have been brushing their teeth with activated charcoal in an effort to make their pear…Read More

  6. Halloween Candy: Your Dental Health Survival Guide

    With Halloween comes ghosts, goblins and goodies—and the sugar in those treats can play some unwanted tricks on your teeth if you’re not careful. Here’s why: The bacteria in your mouth are probably more excited to eat Halloween candy than you are. When the bacteria eat the sugar and leftover food in your mouth, a weak acid is produced. That acid is what can contribute to cavities. But don’…Read More