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Braces vs. Porcelain Veneers

Adults today have options for orthodontic services. In addition to traditional metal braces, many dentists now offer clear plastic aligners (Invisalign), invisible braces, as well as instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. The choice between braces and porcelain veneers is best made by an experienced dentist who will assess the quality of your smile, and help […]

Will Tooth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

Having white teeth is part of a beautiful smile, and with the number of store-bought whitening kits and toothpastes with whitening agents, there is no shortage of ways to brighten your teeth. However, one of the most common complaints with whitening kits is that it causes tooth sensitivity. This is because the way in which […]

Can Cavities Form Behind Veneers?

Porcelain veneers do a wonderful job of covering imperfections, such as staining, cracks and gaps in teeth. It is a common dental procedure with an extremely high success rate. One question some patients may have is about cavities forming behind the veneer.  While this is possible, it is not very likely. Porcelain veneers are bonded […]

Sports Drinks and Teeth Staining

It is summer and it’s hot, but plenty of people still want to exercise or play sports outside. While water is always the best at hydrating, sports drinks continue to be a popular option. Sports drinks are capable of hydrating athletes due primarily to their electrolyte content. However, in addition to electrolytes, sports drinks are […]

National Men’s Health Week a Reminder to See Your Dentist

Brushing and flossing regularly, eating well, and scheduling regular checkups and dental cleanings are things we should know to do by the time we are adults. We understand that these are parts of staying healthy and avoiding problems. While most people do brush and floss regularly, women are more likely to focus on maintaining healthy […]

Is Tinnitus Linked to TMJ?

Tinnitus, a constant ringing, hissing, or buzzing in the ears, affects millions of men and women. Some cases are mild, while others are severe enough to keep sufferers awake at night. Tinnitus may only be sound in the ears, but it can also be accompanied by pain. Pain may become worse when the jaw is […]

Best Options for Correcting Misaligned Teeth

A healthy and beautiful smile has teeth that are not only white, but also straight. Straight teeth may help you smile more, and this in turn helps to show the world that you are confident and secure. If you want to straighten your teeth, there are several options that can help get you the smile […]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

Your biannual appointment with Dr. Whitmore includes more than cleaning your teeth, and making sure your smile remains beautiful and your bite function is where it should be. Your check up also includes screening for oral cancer. Since April is Oral Cancer Awareness month, we want to remind you of the importance of being aware […]

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe?

If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone. Over 40 percent of adults have stated they have some level of stress when visiting their dentist. This means that millions of people potentially go without dental treatment that they may need badly. For anyone who is concerned about sitting down in the examination chair, […]

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