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How Long It Will Take To Whiten Teeth

June 13, 2021 By Albert Nguyen In Patient Education
For busy people, teeth whitening can seem an off-putting process because of how long it is perceived to take. The length of the process is often the first consideration of someone who wants their teeth whitened. There is no ‘one size fits all’ response to this question. The length of the teeth w...

5 Stages of Tooth decay

June 13, 2021 By Albert Nguyen In Patient Education
As its name suggests, there are plenty of negative medical problems that can come with tooth decay. Between cavities, abscesses or even total tooth loss, the tooth decay process is caused by the presence of bacteria that live in dental plaque. Tooth decay occurs in several stages, spanning from init...

Open Bite: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

June 03, 2021 By Albert Nguyen In Patient Education
What is an open bite? When most people say “open bite,” they’re referring to an anterior open bite. People who have an anterior open bite have front upper and lower teeth that slant outward so they don’t touch when the mouth is shut. If you have a posterior open bite, your back teeth don&#8...

All You Need To Know About Dental Amalgam Safety

December 11, 2020 By Albert Nguyen In Patient Education
We’ve all heard that mercury is poisonous — causes neurological damages, developmental defects, etc. Mercury thermometers have been phased out and replaced with non-mercury ones. But not so with dental amalgam (silver filling for cavities), which contains mercury, even though comparable alternat...