Mouthwash: Choosing Well
Mouthwash fights bad breath, but it can also strengthen your teeth, guard against cavities, and kill bacteria that can cause gum disease. To choose the right one for your dental hygiene, look for these ingredients: Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC): This antimicrobial agent kills the germs that cause bad breath. It also…Read More
Why you shouldn’t buy your aligners from an online service.
Are you looking for a way to improve your smile? If you’ve searched online, you know that plenty of vendors want to provide you with solutions to straighten your teeth or cover imperfections. On the surface, these offers look like economical choices that don’t require multiple visits to the dentist….Read More
So many toothpastes!
Extra whitening, enamel-protecting, cavity-fighting, sensitivity-reducing … with so many toothpastes to choose from, how do you find the right one for your mouth? Look at the active ingredients. Will the substances in your toothpaste actually make your mouth cleaner and healthier? Fluoride fights plaque that can lead to tooth decay…Read More
Filling or Crown?
How do we decide whether a tooth needs a filling or a crown? The decision is really very straightforward. When you have a cavity, a filling usually serves as the best way to repair the tooth. But when there’s a bigger problem—your tooth has a crack, the decayed area is…Read More
Veneers and Lumineers®: What’s the Difference?
If you are self-conscious about the way your teeth look when you smile, you are not alone. Many people avoid smiling so they can hide a chipped or broken tooth, discolored teeth, or uneven spacing between their teeth. There is no need to hide your smile, however. We can use…Read More
Manual vs. Electric: The Toothbrush Decision
Families have debated the question of manual toothbrushing over electric for decades, so you may be excited to discover that a long-term study has settled the science. After 11 years of research, a study published in 2019 in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Periodontology determined that people who use an…Read More
Is Zoom Whitening for You?
It happens to everyone—our love of coffee, tea, cola, or red wine leaves a lasting impression on our teeth. Smoking discolors teeth as well, and even the process of aging can darken teeth gradually. There’s no need to hide your smile, however. Linden Oaks Dental offers Zoom! teeth whitening, a…Read More
Have you considered Invisalign?
Invisalign is a cutting-edge approach to helping you get the perfectly straight teeth you’ve always dreamed of. A series of custom-made aligner trays are created just for you and are made of smooth, comfortable, and virtually invisible plastic that you wear right over your teeth. These aligners will gradually and…Read More
Treating Pain with Botox
Many people have heard of the name “Botox” and immediately think of it as an anti-wrinkle remedy. While it is true that Botox, a neuromodulation, can be used to prevent wrinkles, it also has many other uses, including helping to relieve pain. What is Botox? Botox was first FDA approved…Read More
Improve Your Smile With Implants
Our smile is often the first impression we make when meeting someone new, and that’s a big deal. Taking care of your teeth to keep your smile bright and full is a priority for many people for that reason. Losing a tooth due to injury, periodontal disease or decay is…Read More