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Staff Meeting at Juba's

Abrasive Toothpastes -
Some toothpastes are too abrasive. Not only will they remove superficial stains, but they will also gradually wear away enamel. As the enamel thins, since enamel is translucent, the underlying dentin layer, which is dark yellow, will begin to show through the thinning enamel layer. The thinner and more translucent the enamel layer gets, the more the yellowish dentin will show through. Instead of whiter teeth, in the long run they appear more yellow. The loss of enamel from abrasive toothpastes is not reversible. Be sure your toothpaste has the American Dental Association seal of approval for low abrasion. Those that do not have the ADA seal are too abrasive and will cause excessive enamel wear. Abrasive toothpastes are readily available because people will buy them thinking they will have whiter teeth.


Oct 20, 2015 - Good morning, Brandon!


Tooth Brush Abrasion - The most common cause of sensitive teeth.
Toothbrush abrasion is caused by brushing the teeth too hard. Brushing hard causes the gums to recede and exposes a portion of the sensitive root surface. The root surface is not as hard as enamel and it will begin to wear away. Whenever there is new wear on the root surface, that tooth will become sensitive. The sensitivity will go away in a few weeks, but it will return again if the hard brushing continues to cause more wear. The periodic tooth sensitivity is caused from brushing too hard and is called toothbrush abrasion. A hard bristled toothbrush and an abrasive toothpaste will add to the problem, but the most important factor is a hard brushing stroke. If you have sensitive teeth, ask your dentist about toothbrush abrasion.


Dec 17, 2015 - Christmas Staff Meeting

"Whitening Toothpastes" - The title is misleading.
Bleaching makes your teeth whiter; so-called "whitening toothpastes" do not. Bleaching permanently changes your tooth color; so-called "whitening toothpastes" do not. Most "whitening toothpastes" contain an abrasive that will remove surface stains (coffee, tea, smoking, etc.) The stain is gone, but there is no change in your tooth color like you would get from bleaching. You have the same tooth color with no surface stain. Most "whitening toothpastes" do not have the American Dental Association seal of approval because they are too abrasive and they will cause excessive enamel wear. As the translucent enamel thins, the dark underlining dentin will start to show through, making your teeth actually darker. This is a permanent change that will not go away. "Whitening toothpastes" will remove surface stains, but in time they will actually make your teeth appear darker as the enamel wears away.

Feb 4, 2016 - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Excessive Bleaching - Excessive teeth bleaching will continue to bleach out color until the teeth start to appear glassy and crystally.
This is a permanent change that will not go away. Once teeth have reached their whitest potential, bleaching should be discontinued. Additional bleaching will not make the teeth any whiter, but they will start to appear glassy. Teeth bleaching should be monitored by a dentist.

Oct 16,2015 - Brandon evening sky on fire!


Jan 16, 2014 - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Staff Meeting at Cherry Creek Grill

June 25, 2017 - Sioux Falls Sunset

Feb 25, 2016 - Staff Meeting - Jacky's Restaurant

Michael R Juba DDS Inc - Family Dentistry & Orthodontics - Serving the Brandon and Sioux Falls area for over 30 years.