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October 14, 2021
Tetracycline staining on teeth
Grey teeth caused by tetracycline can be frustrating and feel embarrassing. We unpack what underlies the discoloration, and what you can do to whiten your teeth.
October 6, 2021
Coffee stains on teeth? How to deal with drink stains.
Wine, coffee, and tea can stain your teeth. But you can fix or even avoid the staining all together. Learn more.
September 28, 2021
Black spots on teeth demystified
Finding black spots on your teeth signals something going on with the bacteria and acids in your mouth. Find out what it means and what to do about it.
September 24, 2021
White stains on teeth? Here's what to do
White stains on your teeth don't just look off, they signal something else is going on in your mouth. Read more about what you can do.
September 14, 2021
Teeth bleaching and other ways to whiten your teeth
What's the best way to whiten your teeth? Our dentistry experts help you determine the most effective and safest ways to whiten your teeth. Go ahead, be brilliant.
September 8, 2021
Teeth whitening with veneers?
Is getting veneers a better way to whiten my teeth? Can I whiten my veneers? Our clinicians unpack veneers and when they are a great option to improve your smile.
September 2, 2021
Naturally yellow teeth - how to whiten them?
Some teeth seem harder to whiten than others. That's because certain types of stains and color change are easier to address than others.
August 25, 2021
Internal teeth bleaching for internally discolored teeth
Teeth discolored on the inside will look discolored on the outside too. Our dental experts uncover why teeth discolor inside and the options to "whiten" them.
August 21, 2021
Wally $99 membership FAQs
Find out what you get for a Franklin with Wally (spoiler: it's A LOT) 😉
August 19, 2021
LED teeth whitening - what you need to know
Does shining a light on your teeth really help whiten them? Our clinicians unpack what's going on with LED whitening, and what it does for your teeth.
August 10, 2021
Dry socket: the ultimate guide
Our dental health gurus bring everything you need to know about dry socket - including how to avoid it - together in one place.
August 4, 2021
Will dry socket heal on its own?
Your tooth was extracted and you're in a ton of pain. After googling you think you have dry socket. Read on for what you should do to get back to health.
July 29, 2021
The most affordable and convenient way to a healthier, brighter smile? Membership-based dental care
Your dental care experience can be costly. And for millions of Americans dental care has a higher out-of-pocket cost burden than any other healthcare experience (for example, going to the doctor, or getting a prescription).
July 27, 2021
How to prevent dry socket
You're about to get a tooth extracted, or maybe you just had a tooth taken out. Here's what you need to know to prevent dry socket.
July 20, 2021
Dry Socket vs Normal: Do I have dry socket?
If one of your teeth was extracted, you've been warned about the dreaded dry socket. Read up on what it is and how to know if you have it.
July 13, 2021
Tooth sensitivity: your ultimate guide
Our team of dentists and hygienists share everything you need to know when you can't stand the cold, sweets, or pressure. Read on.
July 7, 2021
Tooth sensitive to pressure? Here's why
You shouldn't have to summon all your courage to bite into breakfast. Read what our clinicians have to say about teeth that are sensitive to pressure.
July 3, 2021
Why is dental care so expensive?
The system is set up to benefit insurance companies at the expense of the patient experience.
June 29, 2021
Permanent crown sensitive to hot and cold? Here's why
Our clinicians explain why your permanent and temporary crowns might be feeling sensitive.
June 22, 2021
Listerine sensitivity? Why some products hurt your teeth.
Dental care products can trigger sensitivity, especially if your products aren't quite right for you. Our clinicians weigh in on how to make sure your products are working well for you.
June 16, 2021
Teeth sensitive to sugar? Read this.
If you have tooth sensitivity, sweets can be a cringeworthy experience. Read on to learn what you can do to reduce that zing.
June 8, 2021
Gum recession: your ultimate guide
Our clinical team of dentists and hygienists share everything you need to know about gum recession. Read on.
June 2, 2021
Braces and receding gums
Braces are an investment in your smile. See how you can keep your gums healthy to protect your investment.
May 26, 2021
Receding gums and gingivoplasty: can it bring your gum line back?
Gingivoplasty is a procedure used to reshape your gums. Our clinicians share what the procedure does to your gums and whether this can help with gum recession.
May 19, 2021
"Receding gums" toothpaste, does it work?
Our clinical team lays out what you need to know when it comes to toothpaste and receding gums.
May 13, 2021
How to stop receding gums from getting worse
If your gums start to wear away or pull back it's important to take action and stop receding gums in their tracks.
April 29, 2021
What is gingivitis, what causes it, and what can I do if I have gingivitis?
Gingivitis sounds scary, but it's a common, mild, and reversible form of gum disease. Take action and you'll take control of it in no time.
April 22, 2021
The secret for how to get rid of bad breath? Start with understanding the causes of bad breath
If you just ate some garlic and onions, your breath might be pretty fierce. But if after you brush your teeth the bad breath still lingers, it's not your food causing you to say, "what the halitosis is that smell?"
April 13, 2021
Fix your posture while working from home so you can stop grinding your teeth. No, really!
Working from home finds many of us crunched up on the couch or hunched over laptops. Your body has been feeling the WFH grind, are your teeth starting to grind too?
April 6, 2021
Is snoring or sleep apnea causing my dry mouth at night?
It's 2 AM and all is quiet except for… 45% of adults snoring at night. Why do we care? Find out as our clinicians discuss the connection between snoring, sleep apnea, and our oral health.
June 14, 2021
Best charcoal toothpaste is one without charcoal
We field tons of questions on charcoal toothpaste. While it's not as bad as brushing your teeth with coal from your grill, it's not doing your teeth much good either.
March 25, 2021
5 reasons COVID has wreaked havoc on our smiles
The pandemic has forced us to make dramatic changes in our lives that are worse for our mouths. Our dental experts pointed out five things that are particularly scary for our smiles.
March 23, 2021
Does my medication cause dry mouth? And what can I do about my dry mouth?
With hundreds of over the counter and prescription medications listing dry mouth as a side effect, it's no wonder medication is the leading cause for dry mouth. So what do I do?
March 18, 2021
How does Wally's at-home test kit help personalize your oral care?
Your mouth is one of a kind. A quiz can tell us a lot, but to get to next-level customization we send your at-home test kit!
March 16, 2021
Is the pandemic making me grind my teeth?
March 9, 2021
Cleaning your night guard or retainer with toothpaste? Our hygienists say, “STOP!”
No one wants their night guard or retainer to stink like old saliva from last summer. But the reality is the way many of us clean them actually makes them an ideal home for bacteria to thrive. Find out the best way to keep your night guard and retainers sparkly ✨ clean (and smelling fresh).
March 2, 2021
Why are my gums bleeding when I brush my teeth?
Do you see red or pink when you spit in the sink after brushing? We're diving into some of the causes of bleeding gums, and the steps you can take to address it from home.
February 23, 2021
Am I just thirsty or do I have dry mouth? And what can I do about it?
Do you feel parched? Like, all the time all around your mouth and into your throat? Then you might be suffering from "dry mouth." Read up on what causes it and what you can do to solve it.
February 16, 2021
Want whiter teeth? The first step hygienists recommend might surprise you
Interested in whitening your teeth? You might be surprised about what one of our hygienists recommends as the first product you should try.
December 14, 2020
Why we're launching at-home dental care 🚀
Many of us avoid the dentist. We brush, try to floss, and cross our fingers that nothing goes wrong. Wally empowers you to take care of your smile starting from home. Having a healthier, happier mouth just got easier.
November 3, 2020
The science of saliva, it's pHascinating. See what we did there?
What's up with spit? Turns out it's pretty critical to the short- and long-term health of your mouth.
October 29, 2020
What is At-Home Dental Care?
Our health, relationships, and even success depend on our smiles. So why do we use a generic approach to oral health that doesn’t work for millions of Americans? We're bringing personalized care to your mouth with Wally’s At-Home Dental Care.
October 20, 2020
Forget the pink shirt and sparkles. Being a hygienist in 2020 is so much more than that.
Check out our chat with Iman Zayed, a registered dental hygienist and the face behind @millennial_rdh on Instagram and TikTok.
October 14, 2020
Candid + Wally
With our new partnership, patients can now access all their dental care needs easily - starting from home.
October 6, 2020
In remineralization we trust
Your teeth need support replenishing the minerals that are lost to acids. We'll talk through your options to get it done.
September 29, 2020
Sick of working for the man? Tips and tricks from our friends at Freelance Founders
As entrepreneurs, we get the need to work on your own terms! We chatted with Carolyn Bothwell, founder of Freelance Founders, about taking the leap.
September 22, 2020
Eating for two? Are you brushing and flossing for two, too?
Oral health is doubly critical during pregnancy and leads to short- and long-term health for mom and baby.
September 15, 2020
Do your teeth suddenly feel sensitive? It might not be your fault.
Does that once refreshing, ice-cold beverage now scare you because it sends a shooting pain through your teeth? We unpack what's behind tooth sensitivity, and what you can do about it.
September 8, 2020
What is lockjaw or TMJ?
Not being able to open and close your jaw is one symptom something might be off with your jaw joint.
September 1, 2020
Do I have dry socket? Also, what is dry socket?
If you have experience with extractions, you've been warned about the dreaded dry socket. Read up on what it is and what you can do to avoid it.
Why we're launching at-home dental care 🚀
December 14, 2020
What is At-Home Dental Care?
October 29, 2020
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