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1 . Does bleaching damage the teeth?
No. When carbamide peroxide, the active whitening agent, contacts water, hydrogen peroxide is released which whitens the teeth. Bleaching does not soften, demineralize or weaken the teeth.

2 . Do over-the-counter bleaching products work?
There is some evidence that over-the-counter bleaching products do whiten teeth, however, many of the products are too abrasive and can damage the teeth with extended use or misuse. Supervision by your dentist is always the safest and most effective way to whiten your teeth.

3 . What are porcelain veneers and why are they used?
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic material which are bonded to the front of the teeth. This procedure can be an ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth by masking discolorations, whitening teeth and/or reshaping a smile.

4 . What causes my jaw to pop when I open it?
There is a pad or disk that separates the jaw bone from the base of the skull. The primary cause of the "popping" occurs when you open your mouth too wide and the jaw bone "pops" off the pad or disk. Treatment is not required unless pain is associated with the "pop" or the jaw locks.

5 . What causes tooth decay?
Tooth decay is caused by plaque in your mouth reacting with sugary and starchy deposits from food. This reaction produces acid which damages the enamel over time and weakens the tooth.

6 . What can be done for ulcers or canker sores in the mouth?
Ulcers are very difficult to treat. There is no proven technique that will eliminate ulcers or speed the recovery time once they appear. There are a few medications that will give temporary relief from the pain, but they need to be started as soon as symptoms appear. Ulcers will generally diminish and disappear in 7-10 days.

 
 
Dental Health
1046 Western Ave.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 254-2384
"This office is the best! My dental health has only been better since I started coming here years ago. I just love you all."

"I'm a new patient and having some fairly major work done. I couldn't be happier with the professionalism and caring staff. And the wonderful dentistry."

"Dental Health has been my care provider for many years. The staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and customer service oriented. Thank you for your care."

"The atmosphere and hospitality of this office contribute enormously to making 'fear of the dentist' a myth. I have confidence that I will be treated with kindness and respect and that a professional job will be done. Keep it up."
Dental Health is conveniently located on Western Ave. in Brattleboro, Vermont. Click here for a map and directions.

We appreciate the confidence you show in us by referring your family and friends. We are never too busy to help.
Saturday, May 7, was Free Dental Day in Brattleboro. On that day, we were able to help community members who otherwise would not have been able to afford care. We are proud to be able to give back to this wonderful community. How rewarding for us to see the appreciation of our patients!

Saturday, May 21, was the Girls on the Run 5k. Girls on the Run is an esteem building program for young girls 3rd to 8th grade. The culmination of this program is a 5k run/walk. This was the 17th year for this Event. Dental Health team members have volunteered every year - selling t-shirts, applying face paints and hair color, and providing post-run refreshments.

Dental Health team members also participated in Bowl for Kid's Sake. This annual Event raises money and awareness for the Big Brothers / Big Sisters program of Youth Services. A big brother or big sister is a friend or companion to a child living under difficult circumstances.