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Christine D. Laster, DDS Blog

5 Parts of the Mouth and What They Do

December 21, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 9:54 am
Woman smiling

Most think of the mouth as simply a means to eat, drink and speak, but it is a lot more complex than that. The mouth has many different components that work together so seamlessly that you may not even be aware of their many functions. Below, you’ll learn what 5 parts of the mouth do and why good oral care is needed to allow them to perform their duties properly.


4 Signs that You May Be Brushing Too Hard

December 7, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 9:39 am
A hand reaching for a toothbrush with frayed bristles

Yellow teeth are often the result of staining from tannin-rich drinks like coffee, tea, soda and wine, but it can also be a that you are brushing your teeth too hard. What many don’t know is that forceful brushing, or toothbrush abrasion, can also cause you to have a dull, yellow smile. Keep reading for 4 signs that you might be brushing too hard and what you can do to get your luminous smile back.


4 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cosmetic Dentist

November 23, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 4:36 pm
Woman smiling with her chin in her hand

You want a beautiful smile and have decided to pursue cosmetic dentistry. But how do you know which professional can give you the best results? Every dentist has different qualifications, but if you want specific results, you want to make sure to find the right person who can help you reach your dental goals. Here are a few important factors to consider when choosing the right cosmetic dentist for your needs.


4 Tips for Surviving Cold & Flu Season with Clear Braces

November 19, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 4:06 pm
Closeup of woman with a cold resting on couch

The cooler weather brings cozy nights by the fire, beautiful fall foliage, and all the holiday festivities. However, it also means cold and flu season is here. Fortunately, there are a few best practices you can follow if you have clear braces to keep you healthy this time of year. Read on to learn what they are!


Is Chewing Gum Good for Your Teeth?

October 22, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — cdldentistry @ 1:11 am
Woman chewing gum

Every time you go to the checkout when buying your groceries, are you drawn to the assortment of different types and flavors of chewing gum? This may not be such a bad thing after all. Even though this treat tastes sugary and sweet, if you get the right kind, it can have a variety of different benefits for your smile, including helping you to ward off cavities. Read on to learn more about how chewing gum can positively affect your smile.

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