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Is Tooth Whitening Safe?

Hello. This is John Sinclair, DDS, dentist in Petaluma. One of the most common questions I get from patients and neighbors is, “Is tooth whitening safe?”. Yes, it is safe. The type of bleaching that you will get in a

Solutions For Tooth Sensitivity At The Gum Line

This is John Sinclair, DDS. I’m a general dentist in Petaluma, California. One of the questions that I get asked a lot is about tooth sensitivity right along the gum line. That is usually caused by a little bit of

What Can Be Done With A Chipped Or Cracked Tooth?

Hello. This is John Sinclair, DDS. I’m a dentist in Petaluma, California. A frequent question that I hear is, “I chipped, cracked, broke my tooth. What can be done?” Many times, a tooth can be fixed in one appointment, if

Top Five Most Expensive Dental Materials

Current estimates suggest that approximately 10 percent of female dental patients and five percent of male patients are allergic to one or more of the components found in a nonprecious alloy fillings, such as tin or copper. As a result,

Which Country Has the Best Teeth?

It’s difficult to determine which country has the best teeth in the world. No definitive study has been performed that compares tooth data from every adult in every country, since such an analysis would currently be impossible.  Likewise, no study

Four Lifesaving Reasons To Brush Your Teeth

Everyone understands how important it is take care of one’s teeth between dental appointments. However, most patients are surprised by how teeth brushing and flossing can help with the avoidance of some serious medical conditions. These are four dangerous and

Are Grapefruits Dangerous?

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. That’s why it usually lasts longer than a lifetime. But in many cases, some of your tooth enamel may start breaking down. Once it erodes, you can’t get it back. All

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is characterized by pain or discomfort when eating and/or drinking hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and liquids. (It can even occur when breathing in cold air, too!) The usual suspect for developing tooth sensitivity is gum loss.

Colgate’s Patenting a New Caffeinated Toothbrush?

Is Colgate really attempting to patent a caffeinated toothbrush? Well, not necessarily. However, Colgate did file a patent application for a device that could be intended to release flavoring and/or other substances, such as caffeine or medication, into the mouths

Travel Tips: Products to Keep Your Mouth Healthy While on the Road

Most people would agree that when filling that bag or suitcase for a trip, it is often best to pack light. But this doesn’t mean you should skimp on necessities such as hygiene products, even though they can add up quickly and