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Teeth Whitening Might have Oral Care Advantages

teeth whitening-David M. Glasscock Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

We have come a long way from seeking consult with the local barber shop for our dentistry needs.  Living in this century gives us the advantages that science has afforded us.  We are now given the knowledge and tools to keep our gums and teeth healthy.  Even with extreme dental problems, your dentist has the ability and tools to correct the issue and give you the smile you always wanted.

Teeth Whitening, although considered cosmetic, might provide additional attributes then what was previously thought.  A report released from the journal of the American Dental Association in August 2010,  noted that applying the tooth whitener carbamide peroxide through a custom-fit mouth tray might combat plaque, cavities and gum disease. These studies were based on patients that were mentally challenged and the elderly who have issues with dexterity.  Do to this groups limitations, it adds difficulty for them to properly brush and floss to maintain good dental health. “What we’ve noticed through whitening patients’ teeth over the years is that as they bleached, their teeth got squeaky clean and their gingival health improved,” said Dr. Van Haywood, professor in the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry.  Dr. Haywood believes the trick is in the custom fitted tray for each individual patient.  Unfortunately, further research will be needed to apply this procedure as a technique to improve ones oral health.

Teeth Whitening has other advantages as well.  As they say, it’s all in the presentation.

  • Improves your overall appearance
  • Makes you look younger
  • People will consider you healthier
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Charlotte, NC 28262







Single Men are Looking for Women with Nice Teeth

It’s always on Valentine’s Day when single men and women put the focus on their love life.  Why am I single? Will it just be me and my dog for the rest of my life?  How will I find the perfect mate? Match.com might have some answers for you!

dog on valentines day

The online dating site, conducted a three-year study of over 5,000 single men and women and came up with a list of the top 10 things men judge women on. The least surprising news? Over half of the list was appearance-based. It makes sense — women have seemed to adjust their getting-ready times accordingly, devoting 136 full days of their lives primping and preening for a night out, according to another 2008 survey.

OK, now are you ready for the surprising news? Match.com found that the most important thing for men is a woman’s teeth, which took the top slot with 58 percent of votes. And all those years you thought your dentist was just being naggy about the whole flossing thing…

Just after teeth, guys are concerned with a lady’s hair (51 percent) and clothes (45 percent).

Moral of the story: Forget pricey hair salons and uncomfortable high heels and focus on smiling. Most importantly, make an appointment with your dentist!

Contact Glasscock Dental with any of your oral health concerns.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610 Charlotte, NC 28262