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Our Recommended Toothpaste

We're often asked about what toothpaste we recommend, here at Cleveland Smiles. Our hygienists, Amy and Debbie, are proponents of using baking soda toothpaste and give out Armand Hammer's baking soda and peroxide samples. Baking soda, a salt, is very effective at killing bacteria. In fact, most of the research on the use of this [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments

Yes. Flossing Is Still Important! (Re: New York Times Article)

Eliminate Food, Debris & Bacteria Though the research studies have been criticized, we know that flossing helps to eliminate the food and debris that bacteria in our mouth feeds off of to produce acids; those acids are what causes tooth decay and contributes to periodontal disease. Just like washing off salt from our car in [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Cleaning Your Teeth|Comments Off on Yes. Flossing Is Still Important! (Re: New York Times Article)

Improve Your Smile for the Summer

Summer is nearly upon us here in Cleveland, and what a wonderful time it is to take care of your smile! Both cosmetic bonding and porcelain veneers can enhance your look, whether you’re graduating, going to school in the summer or fall, or even going to a Cleveland high school or Ohio college reunion. If [...]

By | June 13th, 2016|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments

Spring Is Perfect for Cleaning

Spring is finally on the way. It's the start of baseball season, and "hope springs eternal" for our own Cleveland Indians. This time of year also reminds us of "spring cleaning." Though the saying refers to freshening up your home, our hygienists Amy and Debbie want to remind you that it can also refer to [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean this Halloween

With Halloween season here, it's a good time to remind our patients, both "Trick or Treaters" and their parents and grandparents, that after we enjoy our candy (I'm a Kit Kat and M&M fan, myself!), we need to brush our teeth. As the sugars from the candy feed the bacteria in our mouths for 30 [...]

By | October 13th, 2014|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments

Stains Can Be Pains

Recently, a patient who has a gorgeous smile mentioned that her teeth are staining quite a bit.  When asked about her oral habits -eating and drinking - she said that she became a "juicer" when she bought a Vitamix and now eats/drinks primarily vegetables. Though she has porcelain veneers and crowns, they, too, can stain [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments

Spring Training Means Spring Cleaning!

As many of you know, I'm a big fan of Major League Baseball, the Cleveland Indians in particular. And spring training and spring cleaning go hand-in-hand, and I'm not talking about straightening out your basement! Now's the perfect time to come in and see our dental hygienists Amy, Debbie, Barbara, Jill, or Shelley.  (Barbara, Jill, and Shelley are part-time). They [...]

By | March 20th, 2014|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments

The Truth About Toothbrushes

We get lots of questions about toothbrushes and toothpastes, with all of the advertisements about them on TV. I'll try and clarify things as much as possible, but please know that you're welcome to ask our dental hygienists at your next appointment or by phone. The key, with any toothbrush, is to remove the food [...]

By | February 13th, 2014|Cleaning Your Teeth|0 Comments