Why is smoking bad for your teeth and gum?

Smoking and Dental Health We all know that smoking causes malignant tumors in the oral cavity, throat, lungs and some other areas in the body. Smoking can also cause Cardiopulmonary problems, coughing and can worsen asthma symptoms. Smoking can lead to emphysema and other chronic pulmonary and heart conditions. Smokers are aware of those risk, […]

Five Drinks That Stain Teeth

Ever wonder which drinks stain your teeth? Consider these five popular drinks that can stain your teeth, and are also harmful to your enamel. COFFEE Half of the population enjoys a nice cup of hot coffee everyday, maybe 2 or 3 times a day. Unfortunately, the acid in the coffee can stain your teeth. Note: […]

Does tea stain your teeth?

Yes it does! You might ask why and how? To better understand the answer to that question, you must know different types of tooth discoloration. Tooth discoloration may happen from the outer surface (extrinsic) or inner surface (intrinsic) of the tooth. Intrinsic tooth discoloration is the most noticeable form of discoloration. To better understand why, […]

Invisalign: Braces | Clear Braces | Alternative To Metal Braces

Invisalign makes oral hygiene easier. Reducing the risk of possible dental problems. Invisalign will correctly align the teeth to alleviate issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech problems, chewing difficulties and jaw problems. Having properly aligned teeth can be a benefit that extends far beyond a confident smile.   Healthy Teeth and […]

About Your Dental Insurance

Dental Insurances We have a lot of patients who aren’t sure how their insurance works and what they should expect in covered services. We hope that this blog gives you a better understanding about your dental insurance. When a patient selects a Dental Insurance the patient receives a booklet with information pertaining to the Insurance […]

Are you nervous about your dental visit?

You deserve pain free dentistry. Don’t feel shy about asking for it. You are not the only one. Many times I have heard patients say, “I don’t like visiting the dentist,” or ” I hate needles,” or “I have some anxiety”. At Lincoln Shine Dental, we have proven techniques for reducing your anxiety and affording […]

The Myth of Diet Soda

I have noticed that many dental patients believe that it is okay to drink soda and sugary drinks – if these are marketed as “diet” drinks. Although diet drinks may not have the sugar content which can cause decay, the acidic content will cause significant erosion on the teeth which will eventually be attacked by bacteria and turn into cavities.  A […]

Expecting a baby?

If you are expecting a baby, Congratulations! As a dentist, I wish to advise you to familiarize yourself with the timing of baby teeth eruption. The first teeth to come out are the lower front teeth. These teeth come out at the age 6 to 10 months and will stay in the mouth up to […]

Fluoride, Whitening, Sensitivity: Which toothpaste is right for you?

Fluoride, Whitening, Sensitivity: Which toothpaste is right for you? Hi everyone, I am writing this blog today to help you understand what to pay attention to when buying a toothpaste and I am using this evidence based, literature review research that was published in 2012. You always need to ask your dentist what is the best […]

Essential oils for an anxiety-free/pain-free dental visit!

The use of essential oils in dentistry Essential oils have been used for different reasons for centuries. They are known for their calming effects after inhalation through which they travel directly to limbic part of our brain where anxiety, emotion, memory, heart-rate and blood pressure is controlled. For these reasons, many dental professionals recommend them for […]