Category: Visiting The Dentist

What’s the difference between the bleaching I can do at home with a kit from the store and the bleaching that my dentist does?

Dentists have been doing what’s called “non-vital” bleaching for many years. Non-vital bleaching is done on a damaged, darkened tooth that has had root canal treatment. “Vital” bleaching is done on healthy teeth and has become more popular in recent years. Vital bleaching, also called whitening, may be carried out …

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Do Redheads Need More Local Anesthesia?

It’s one of the most easiest procedures for dental students to master, yet somehow anesthesia works different on most people. Why? Does the difference come from height? Weight? Hair colour? How about hair colour? Some people have a rare variant of something called the ‘MC1R’ gene, that has been directly correlated with being …

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