Category Archives: Cosmetic Dentistry

Should I Be Whitening My Teeth?

Who wouldn’t want a movie star’s whiter, brighter smile? Could it mean a boost in your social ratings and self-esteem? A survey conducted by NCBI claims it may! “Tooth colour exerts an influence on social perceptions. The results may be explained by negative beliefs about dental decay, such as its link with poor oral hygiene.” […]

Brushing With Baking Soda

Michael Skidmore, DDS - Temecula Dentist

Baking soda is a common product found in nearly every household, and has been considered as a useful substance since the 1840s. It has been used in a variety of areas including baking, removing odors, cleaning, and even putting out small fires. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is therefore a key ingredient in many cleaning products […]

Treating Tetracycline Stains

Michael Skidmore, DDS - Temecula Dentist

What Causes Tetracycline Stains? Tetracycline is a powerful broad-spectrum antibiotic that is used against a large number of bacterial infections. When taken while teeth are still developing, tetracycline may cause significant yellow, gray or brown staining. This staining may even occur in babies if taken by the mother during pregnancy. Some of the conditions that […]