Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dental Tips and Tricks For A Healthier Halloween

by Martin Giniger, DMD, MsD, PhD, FICD

The fall season has arrived which means that the holidays are close at hand. Halloween marks the starting point of this annual season of sweets. The next few months will likely include an increase in the consumption of sweets and other treats and, therefore, more dental cavities. Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges, but Halloween can also be used as an opportunity to teach kids good dental health habits. Here are some reminders and helpful hints to ensure you and your kids have a healthy and fun Halloween:
  1. Eat Halloween candy and other sugary foods with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
  2. Avoid giving trick-or-treaters sticky candies that cling to your teeth. The stickier candies, like taffy and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
  3. Avoid giving trick-or-treaters candies that are sour. Sour candies are high in acids that erode enamel.
  4. A plain chocolate bar is a better option than sour, sticky or hard candies. Unsweetened chocolate has actually been shown in some studies to protect teeth.
  5. Perform a “safety check.” Take a look when your child returns from trick-or-treating to ensure there are no dangerous items in their collection. Include your child in this process to explain the decisions you make and allow them to learn good habits.
  6. Sort it out. Encourage your child to eat the healthier treats and avoid hard, sour or chewy candies like jawbreakers or caramels. These candies have high acidity and/or stick to the teeth longer, which can cause more damage.
  7. Limit availability. Candy should be enjoyed, but moderation is important. Have your child choose 15 or so of their favorites and remove the rest.
  8. Consider donating extra candy or keep it stored away.
  9. Always brush-up after consuming candy. Set a specific time of day for candy consumption and then have your child follow-up by brushing his or her teeth. This is much healthier than allowing your child’s teeth to be continuously exposed to sugary or acidic treats throughout the day.
  10. Clean between teeth daily with floss. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line.
  11. Though this Halloween is a great opportunity to start employing these practices, don’t stop there! Continue to follow these recommendations throughout the year so your children can develop good dental hygiene habits while still enjoying their treats in moderation.
With all that in mind, don’t forget that Power Swabs® makes the very best oral healthy products that can be enjoyed by all family members. The Power Swabs Power Gloss™ and Power Rinse™ are excellent at removing plaque and cleaning teeth without scratching the enamel. Its advanced formula also contains healthy ingredients that you can feel good about, and they work great.

Remember also that the holiday season is also picture season and a time you want to look your best. The Power Swabs® teeth whitening system whitens teeth after the very first use. You will see 2 shades of improvement after the first 5 minutes and you will get 6 or more shades of whitening after just one week. Best of all, Power Swabs is the only tooth whitening system that can be used on all dental surfaces including caps, crown, veneers, bonding and white fillings without any sensitivity whatsoever.

Happy Halloween.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

White Teeth Impacts More Than Just Your Appearance

By Martin Giniger, DMD, MsD, PhD, FICD

Many people yearn for a perfect white teeth that are free of stains and discolorations. In fact, a recent consumer survey published in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that the aspiration for an attractive smile is the #1 motivator for working harder to improve overall oral hygiene. However there are still many people who have excellent oral hygiene practices, but still cannot achieve their goal of stain-free white teeth. Unfortunately yellow teeth impact more than just your appearance your appearance, and therefore this is a significant problem.

Yellow teeth can impact your self-confidence when interacting with others. Low self-confidence can in turn impact your performance either on the job or in your personal life. Whether this insecurity causes you to refrain from smiling in public or limits your social interactions, you know that teeth stains are not just superficial—they impact your life on a deeper psychological level too.

Fortunately, the Power Swabs Teeth Whitening System can help you achieve a brighter, whiter smile within just one week or less. In fact,most people see a noticeable improvement after just one use. Unlike all other teeth whitening products on the market, only Powerswabs uses a combination of both detergents and whiteners to actually physically remove stains from teeth. When rubbed onto teeth, the swabs act as mini “teeth stain erasers", that allow you to target your whitening efforts, and whiten without any sensitivity. Moreover, only Power Swabs work on all dental surfaces, including caps, crowns, white fillings and veneers. 

Power Swabs are also extremely economical when you consider the long-term benefits white teeth can have on your self-esteem and confidence. The Power Swabs regimen is a collection of whitening products with unique roles that work together to deliver whitening results that turn heads. These products include,swabs, stain removers, toothpastes, gum rejuvenators and even the world’s first tooth gloss. I recommend that you give all the products a try and you will have whiter teeth and higher self-esteem at no time at all. Today would be a good time to get started, since all the research shows that people with whiter teeth look healthier, wealthier, more attractive and even more intelligent. Yes, indeed, white teeth impact much more than just your appearance!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

White Teeth Are The Most Important Key To Physical Attraction in Young Professionals

by Dr. Martin Giniger

If you are young and looking for a date, or even a mate, never underestimate the importance of white teeth! It turns out single young professional men and women are looking for the exact same asset when it comes to their prospective dates: Straight, white teeth. The MailOnline, a UK news publication, reports that an exhaustive new survey of nearly 5,500 unattached professional adults ages 21 and older found that white teeth is the number one attribute that attracts them to another person. Nearly 60% of men claim that they care most about good teeth in a potential date and a staggering 71% of women who ranked teeth as most the important attribute a person can have.

The survey also showed that after white teeth came grammar, hair, clothes, tattoos and fingernails for what guys pay attention to on women. For women, the list was similar, except clothes, hair and nails ranked higher than tattoos. The scientists who conducted the study explained the reason why white teeth are so important. They claim that it is because teeth are the human equivalent of a peacock’s tail - a sign of health and genetic quality designed to help choose a mate.

So the bottom line is that if you want the best chance of attracting a great looking mate or date, you’ll need to have white teeth. Certainly the very best way to achieve this goal is use the Power Swabs Teeth Whitening System. Only Power Swabs contains both detergents and a whitener to rapidly lift stains off of teeth. In fact, you will see an average of 2 shades of improved whiteness after the very first use and and 6-7 shades after a full week.

Power Swabs require a commitment of only 5 minutes a day for 1 week. They are simple to use and they work on all dental surfaces. So if you have caps, crowns, veneers, white fillings or bonding, Power Swabs is the system for you. Also Power Swabs causes absolutely no teeth sensitivity or pain, so even if you have tried other teeth whitening systems and given up, Power Swabs is the product for you.

There is only one possible conclusion: If you are a young professional and you are seriously looking for an attractive mate or date, you must have white teeth. And surely Power Swabs is the easiest and fastest way to achieve this goal. Choose to be your best. Get started with Power Swabs today.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Helping Busy Moms Find Time To Whiten Their Teeth

by Dr. Martin Giniger

What should I cook for dinner tonight? How much sugar is in that snack? When does my baby need to see the doctor again? As a busy mother, you have a lot of things on your plate and often all at once. It can be easy for small tasks to get lost in the shuffle. However, some of those tasks are so important—like doing things that make your own life happier—that you can’t afford to let them slip.

Teeth whitening is closely linked to improved self-esteem and a younger, more beautiful outward appearance. Having whiter teeth can make you happier and make you more likely to be perceived in a more positive manner. You deserve to care for yourself optimally every day. Use these tips to ensure that you can fit in a proper and easy teeth whitening routine along with everything else.


1. Use Power Swabs to whiten your teeth. The Power Swabs Teeth Whitening System only requires 5 minutes of use each day for just one week. You will see positive results after just one use and even more dramatic results after one week. Nothing is easier or more efficient. Only Power Swabs can deliver true stain removal without any sensitivity and only Power Swabs work on any dental surface. Regardless if you have caps, crowns, veneers or bonding, Power Swabs will work for you.

2. Make sure you take 2 minutes a day to care for your teeth. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and use the Power Swabs Maintenance Swabs once weekly to keep your teeth shining white and bright.

3. Brush in a soft, circular motion and don’t brush too hard. Divide your mouth into quadrants and spend time carefully brushing every area of each quadrant.

4. Floss every day. The time of day doesn’t matter, just as long as you do it. Flossing reaches between the teeth and into crevices where a toothbrush can’t reach, removing harmful bacteria and debris.

5. People who exercise have better oral health than those who don’t, especially when it comes to gum disease, according to a recent study in the Journal of Periodontology. Make time for exercise to protect your total health from head to toe.

6. Fruits and vegetables aren’t only good for your total health but they are good for your teeth too. Certain fruits such as strawberries actually help whiten your teeth.

7. Be an example to your kids. Show them that no matter what happens in life, proper dental care and having a white beautiful smile is always a top priority.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Back To School Teeth Whitening Tips for College Students and Teens

by Dr. Martin Giniger

It's that time of year for college students or teens finalizing their lists of back-to-school “needs.”  From shopping for school supplies, to picking out that perfect first day outfit, college age students around the country are anxiously awaiting the start of school. If you want your teeth to shine in the school dorms and study halls follow these dos and don'ts from Dr. Martin Giniger, and get ready for your best semester ever:

1) Use Power Swabs intensive 7-Day whitening system in the week leading up to the start of school. You will see a noticeable difference after just 5 minute application. After you’ve finished your week-long regimen, keep your smile white and healthy by using the Power Swabs Maintenance Swabs once a week.

2  Drink dark liquids through a straw and swallow right away, instead of swishing the liquid around in your mouth. You can also use the Power Swabs Quick Stick Stain Remover Pens to keep you teeth as stain-free as possible.

3) Wear bluish-red lipstick or gloss, rather than coral or brown. It will make your teeth look whiter.

4) Be sure to eat lots of crunchy fruits and veggies. They're super healthy, and they help remove stains from your teeth.

5) Carry Power Swabs Quick Stick Stain Remover and Power Swabs Tooth Gloss in your school bag for a quick brush up after lunch!

6) Don’t whiten your teeth if you have untreated broken teeth, cavities, or any other dental issues. This can lead to teeth sensitivity and other health problems.  Visit your dental professional and get your teeth fixed before whitening. The great news is that Power Swabs whitens teeth without any sensitivity, so it the best choice for college students with sensitive teeth.

7) And, of course, always remember, no smoking!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Information You Need to Know About Dental Bonding And Veneers and How To Care For Them

by Dr. Martin Giniger

According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 60% of young adults age 20 to 34 have fillings in their teeth, and about half of that are fillings in the front smile teeth. When teeth in the front of your mouth become damaged or decayed, they are repaired with either dental bonding or veneers. 

Dental bonding is a tooth colored (composite) resin material that is light activated and can be placed in one visit. 

Porcelain veneers can mask dark stains better with a more durable porcelain material. They are very thin veneers of porcelain that are bonded to your teeth but they take at least two visits to complete.

Many young adults may find that keeping these aesthetic dental restorations white and beautiful to be challenging. This is especially true because no one really talks about this subject for fear of embarrassment. However you should know that although these bonding and veneers can serve you for many years, they do have limitations that you should keep in mind. One thing to remember is that these dental materials can become stained and discolored over time. Coffee, tea, red wine, and cigarette smoke can stain the material used in dental bonding, making it stand out from the rest of your teeth. To minimize staining, you’ll need to avoid these substances for 24 to 48 hours after the placement of these restorations are first performed. If you’re a smoker, you can especially be sure that the fillings and veneers will yellow from exposure to cigarette smoke.

Maintenance of Dental Bonding and Veneers
Because dental bonding and veneers are susceptible to staining and chipping, special care is required to keep your teeth looking natural. Here are some tips to keep your dental bonding in tip-top shape:

• Cut down on coffee, tea, and red wine.
• If you’re a smoker, this is a good reason to quit — not to mention that smoking also increases your risk of gum disease and oral cancer.
• Since these restorations can chip easily, avoid biting your nails or chewing on hard objects, such as ice, pencils, and raw carrots.
• If your dental bonding and veneers are stained, you should use Power Swabs® to restore their original color.

Teeth whitening with Power Swabs is a great way to instantly enhance your appearance. You will actually see a 2 shade improvement after the very first time that you use it. You should also be aware that recent studies have shown that people with brighter, whiter teeth look younger and have a higher level of confidence. Power Swabs are also very convenient to carry and use anywhere and on-the-go.  A bright, white smile is a major confidence-booster, so keep those bondings and veneers white and beautiful and you will look and feel your best!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New Advances in Pain-Free Dentistry

by Dr. Martin Giniger

Dentistry has always led in the field of anesthesia and pain control. In 1846, Dr. William Morton was the first doctor ever to extract a tooth using “ether” as a general anesthetic. Since then, pain control has come a long way. Before this new method of general anesthesia existed, people would routinely undergo surgery until they lost consciousness from the pain. Happily, today's methods of anesthesia are very effective. So you can thank dentists and dentistry for making all modern surgery possible.

Recently new dental research has focused on giving local anesthetics without needles. These systems aren’t in widespread use yet, but they are promising. One system consists of a patch applied to the gum. The patch contains a local anesthetic. The drug enters the skin directly. After the patch is removed, a dentist can give a virtually painless injection at that spot or perform certain dental procedures without having to give an injection. This can be useful for a small filling or a deep cleaning of the gums.

Another brand new method for delivering pain control is known as "the wand." It uses a computer-controlled delivery system. The source of most discomfort from local anesthesia injections is not the needle. It is the flow of the anesthetic into the tissues of the mouth. The wand controls the flow. This allows the correct amount of anesthetic to be delivered at a painless rate.

Besides local anesthesia, various new medicines have recently been developed used to reduce anxiety. These medicines are useful for people who are fearful or anxious. Sedative drugs may reduce anxiety and fear so that people can have dental treatment. They also can cause short-term memory loss, so people don't remember most of the procedure. Sedatives come in various forms. Nitrous oxide is an odorless gas (commonly called "laughing gas"). Some sedatives may come in pill or liquid form. Others are intravenous medicines, meaning they are injected into a vein.

One other great advancement in pain-free dentistry is the invention of Power Swabs! Power Swabs is the only teeth whitening system capable of delivering true tooth whitening and cleaning for all dental surfaces (yes even caps, crowns, veneers and dental bonding) with absolutely no associated teeth sensitivity or pain.  This is a significant advancement in dental care and oral health, considering that prior to the invention of Power Swabs , most people could not whitening their teeth because it involved too much pain.

Power Swabs is designed to be the world’s most advanced teeth whitening system. Even though it contains whitening agents similar to whitener strips, white strips and whitening trays, only Power Swabs clean teeth and remove the plaque using swabs that are rubbed again the enamel to keep your white smile as beautiful and clean as possible. And because only Power Swabs contain a natural tooth detergent derived from coconut oil and other ingredients that and hydrate teeth enamel, they also have the advantage of working without tooth sensitivity. Considering how many people want to whiten their teeth without pain or sensitivity, Power Swabs may be one of dentistry’s great new pain-free achievements.