Oral Cancer, causes, smoking, radiation and alcohol

How common is oral cancer? Approximately 1 of every 3 Americans will develop cancer at some point in throughout their life. More than 1,220,000 people in the US had at least one type of cancer during the year 2000. Cancer still caused 552,200 deaths each year in the US which is more than 20% of […]

What causes bad breath?

Halitosis or chronic bad breath   What is Halitosis Halitosis is a chronic bad breath, it is something that mints, mouthwash or a good brushing can’t solve. Unlike “morning breath” for an extended amount of time it may be a sign of something more serious. What causes Halitosis Cavities and gum disease Cavities, and pockets […]

Baby Teeth Decay

                                                                           Early Childhood Caries (ECC)   Dental caries can begin soon after tooth eruption, developing on smooth surfaces, progressing rapidly and having a lasting impact on the child’s dentition. Children experience baby teeth caries as infants or toddlers, having a much greater probability of subsequent carries in both baby teeth and permanent dentition. Baby teeth […]

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 […]