Time…

“In the nick of Time… All in good Time…Only a matter of Time…Time will tell…Time Flies…” We’ve all heard these catch phases concerning time.  In the busy world we live in, it just seems that we have so little of it and our days fly by in a rush.  We look around us and wondered where the time went.

We at Brogdon Dental realize how important your time is to you. Because of that, we have added forms on our website for all our new patients to download, print and fill out before their scheduled appointment.

Visit our website at www.brogdondentalpc.com and scroll down until you see our list of patient forms. We have created these in a PDF format for your convenience.

We look forward to your visit and hope you will have the “time of your life”!

 

Brighter Smiles

With Spring in the air, photo opportunities abound.  Whether it be the prom, a wedding, a new baby or just a family gathering, you want to look your best for any situation and part of that is your smile.

Have you considered teeth whitening?  One of the first things people notice about you is your smile. A brighter, whiter smile will make you feel better about yourself and sitting in on those photos. If chipped, stained, or crooked teeth are hiding the real you, it’s time for a smile makeover. A beautiful smile can enhance your life every day, both professionally and socially.

What about cosmetic dentistry? Have you put it off thinking it was going to be a big ordeal?Unlike plastic surgery, cosmetic dentistry isn’t a major operation. Imagine coming in for a single appointment or two with Dr. Brogdon and emerging with the smile you’ve always dreamed of…with no pain, no strain, no time taken away from your busy life. The results are immediate and dramatic.

Call us today for a consultation or just to schedule a whitening session. We want you to feel good about yourself and look good for all those occasions you want to smile about!

Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss and a Fork 5

February is the month for love and what better way to express your love than with Chocolate.  But isn’t chocolate bad for your teeth? Surprisingly no! In fact chocolate can be good for your teeth as the following studies show.

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5. Chocolate

Candy is a dentist’s nemesis, but unique properties in cocoa and its husk actually maintain healthy teeth, according to several new studies.

Cocoa extracts work as well as fluoride to strengthen teeth and protect them from decay, Japanese researchers at Osaka University discovered. But not just any chocolate will do. 

Tulane University researchers compared different types of European chocolate and found that dark chocolate, made from 70% cocoa, had the most protective effect, because it contains the most polyphenols (health-boosting compounds) to protect teeth. 

And it doesn’t take much. Study participants ate a small 15 gram (g) piece of dark chocolate (approximately 76 calories). 

The 2007 study’s lead researcher Arman Sadeghpour, Ph.D., has patented, and is producing a new peppermint-cocoa toothpaste called Theodent, which he says is an effective natural alternative to fluoride toothpaste.

The Tulane study could prove beneficial especially since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services concluded in 2011 that Americans might be getting too much fluoride from drinking water and food sources. Too much fluoride can lead to fluorosis, resulting in a permanent staining of teeth and brittle bones. (lifescripts.com)

Wow, chocolate toothpaste. That could be a new Valentine’s gift!

Need your teeth whitened as well?  Give us a call to set up your appointment. Brogdon Dental 423-870-5698.

 

Reasons to Smile

What are your reasons to smile?  Maybe you’ve just got married or found out you were going to be a parent. Did you get a new house or buy a new car? What about a new job? Maybe you aced that test or your team won the game.  Whatever your reasons, you want your smile to look good to reflect the occasion.  That’s why you should schedule your appointment to see Dr. Brogdon soon.  We can help you have the best smile possible for your happy occasion. Isn’t that a reason to smile?

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Brighter Smiles

As opportunities for photos, whether it be proms, weddings or family gatherings approach, you may be considering tooth whitening to help brighten your smile.  Before you use whitening products you need to talk to your dentist about the most appropriate treatment and to see if your teeth and gums are healthy enough.  This is important if you have crowns, fillings or your teeth have dark stains.

According to mouthhealthy.org. some popular whitening methods include:

  • In-office bleaching. A bleaching agent is applied to teeth and a light may be used to enhance the action of the agent. In-office bleaching products typically contain a higher percentage of peroxide than at-home formulations. The procedure is usually completed in less than two hours.
  • At-home bleaching. Peroxide-containing whiteners that bleach the tooth enamel. They typically come in a gel and are placed in a custom mouth tray. The bleaching trays are worn for short periods of time over a few days to gradually whiten the teeth.
  • Whitening toothpastes. Although all toothpastes help remove surface stains “whitening” toothpastes that carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance have special chemical or polishing agents that provide additional stain removal effectiveness. They do not alter the intrinsic color of teeth like bleaching agents do.

Call our office at Brogdon Dental today to see what we recommend for you to have the brightest smile possible.

 

Pass the Wine

You’ve read that red wine can help your heart but what about your teeth?  A new study suggests it could also have potential in preventing cavities.

According to huffingtonpost.com:

A recent study published in the  Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, showed that red wine was able to get rid of dental disease-causing bacteria in a lab setting.

Spanish researchers used a young Pinot Noir for the study, as well as a de-alcoholized version of the wine, which is a type of the wine that had grape seed extract added to it, and a solution of water with 12 percent ethanol (the positive control). Researchers also gathered saliva samples from five volunteers in order to grow biofilms with dental disease-causing bacteria.

The researchers dipped the biofilms into the different liquids to see their effects on the bacteria. They found that the red wine (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), as well as wine spiked with grape seed extract, effectively got rid of the bacteria.

They noted that ethanol — which is in wine — is known to be antimicrobial, but that even the non-alcoholic wine had effects in reducing bacteria.

“Since treatments of the biofilm with both wine and dealcoholized wine inhibited F. nucleatum growth, it was likely that other wine components — apart from ethanol — had antimicrobial properties against this bacteria species,” the study said.

Looking for foods to help? Try eating food that help reduce cavity causing bacteria,  particularly ones that stimulate saliva production, which can neutralize acid. Good picks include, cheese, celery and pears.  You might even want to pair these foods with your glass of red wine for optimal prevention.

Worried about stains? Call us about teeth whitening.

 

Smile!

How many times have you heard, “Smile”, especially when someone is taking your picture?  With weddings, family reunions, birthday dinners and so many other occasions, people are taking out the camera, iphone or other devices and taking (and many times posting on the internet) your picture and your smile.

With this in mind, don’t you want to put your best smile forward?  If a bright, white, smile with beautiful teeth is what you are looking for, give us a call at Brogdon Dental. We can help take the panic away when you hear the word “Smile” and make it the pleasant experience it should be.

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