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Teeth Whitening: Facts vs Fiction

What is teeth whitening? You may have heard people talk about having their teeth whitened, but what does it entail? Do all people need it, or is it just cosmetic? History of Teeth Whitening Whitening your teeth, also known as bleaching them, is a method of altering the shade of your teeth to appear whiter. The practice of teeth whitening is an old one. A Frenchman by the name of Guy de Chauliac devised a method of brightening teeth in the 1300s. He suggested, “Clean the teeth gently with a mixture of honey and burnt salt to which some vinegar has been added.” The acid in the vinegar breaks up tartar and changes the color of the teeth. Vinegar is still used today as a household cleaner, making porcelain and glass shine. In 1877, oxalic acid became the prime whitening agent, and in 1884, peroxide set the bar. Today, dentists…

. Posted in Dental Bridge Categhory . Nov 14, 2017

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Houston Dental Insurance Coverage

Do you have Houston dental insurance? Did you know we accept most insurances from several providers? And did you know that there are less than 60 days to renew your insurance? The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has changed its window of coverage renewal. Instead of choosing a plan by December 31st, you need to pick a new plan by December 15, 2017. This also affects plans that include dental coverage. Several health insurance provider plans include dental coverage. Some plans from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), United Healthcare, and others offer dental coverage as part of their base plan. You have until December 15th to use your dental benefits for this year. Houston Dental Insurance Dental insurance is relatively inexpensive. The cost of a single, separate plan is about $20-30 per month. Some health insurance plans incorporate dental coverage into their base plan, as outlined…

. Posted in Houston Dentist Category, Kids Dentist Category . Nov 08, 2017