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Dental Bonding VS. Porcelain Veneers

February 6, 2024

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person wondering how to whiten their smile

In the United States, approximately 80% of people desire whiter teeth. If you’re among them, your cosmetic dentist can assist you in achieving your desired results. They provide treatments such as porcelain veneers and teeth whitening procedures, both of which are great ways to enhance the brightness of your smile. Read on to understand why teeth become discolored and determine the best option for you.


Achieve Your Best Smile Yet with These 5 New Year’s Resolutions!

December 21, 2023

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Woman looking at reflection in mirror while brushing her teeth

According to the World Health Organization, oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people. Before you let that statistic discourage you, it’s important to remember that tooth decay, gum disease, and the like are largely preventable with the right best practices in place. With this in mind, here are some helpful New Year’s Resolutions for a healthier smile!


A Guide to Keeping on Track of Your Invisalign Treatment During Cold and Flu Season

November 10, 2023

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Lady doesn't feel well.

People do a lot to dodge germs during cold and flu season, but it’s important to keep your Invisalign treatment in mind while taking the necessary precautions. While dealing with a cold or flu can be a royal drag, you don’t want to lose all the progress your orthodontic treatment has made by letting your teeth slip back out of position. Here are a few tips for keeping tooth decay and alignment loss at bay while wearing Invisalign during the cold and flu season.


Avoiding Dental Damage: 3 Foods that Hurt Your Teeth

October 17, 2023

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Illustration of a chipped tooth being ogled by the 2 teeth beside it

Now that it’s October, there seems to suddenly be a multitude of delicious autumnal treats at every store and restaurant. Whether you plan to indulge in candy after trick-or-treating this year or enjoy an annual caramel apple, it’s important to remember to care for your teeth. Some foods are notorious for causing chips or cracks that can leave you in pain and at risk of additional breakage. If that happens, only your dentist has the experience and instruments to fully evaluate the condition of your tooth and make necessary repairs. To avoid this scenario, keep reading to learn about 3 foods that can cause harm.


Dental Crown: Does It Hurt to Get One?

September 6, 2023

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person wondering if it hurts to get a dental crown

After experiencing persistent tooth pain, you’ve taken the step to see your dentist. Following a series of dental assessments, it’s been determined that one of your teeth is significantly damaged and requires repair with a dental crown. If you’ve never undergone this procedure, you might be concerned about potential pain. In the following article, we’ll explore whether getting a dental crown is painful and discuss the consequences of delaying this essential treatment.


The Fastest & Most Affordable Way to Close the Gap Between Your Front Teeth

August 17, 2023

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woman with gap in teeth before and after dental bonding

If there is one thing you can rely on, it’s that you’ll notice the gap in your front teeth every time you see your smile in the mirror or a photograph. It has been there as long as you can remember, but now it’s a new year, and you’re eager to make a change. While veneers and crowns have been go-to solutions for closing unwanted gaps for decades, there is now a much faster and more affordable option that is just as effective—dental bonding. What is it, how does it work, and can it help you finally get rid of that annoying space?


How Can I Know If There’s A Cavity Between My Teeth?

August 15, 2023

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Woman in a white tank top in her bathroom with a white towel on her head looking at her teeth in the mirror holding floss

Cavities are one of the most common oral healthcare issues. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, 91% of adults 20 years or older have had at least one cavity in their lives. It’s important to address them as soon as possible, because if left alone, they can lead to other issues like infection or even eventual tooth loss.

In an ideal world, we would call our dentist as soon as we notice any deterioration. The truth is, though, that we often don’t even know that we have a cavity until some damage is already done. This can be especially true for cavities between your teeth (interproximal) that you can’t see. Keep reading to learn indicators that let you know you might have an interproximal cavity so you can catch it early on.


Facial Excellence: Why Dentists Should be Administering Dermal Fillers

July 13, 2023

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a man receiving a Botox injection

Botox and Juvéderm are two of the most popular cosmetic treatments on the market and every medical practitioner from registered nurses to podiatrists can become certified to give these injections.

This can make the decision on where to go to have your treatment done complicated, especially if you’ve never had a procedure before.

But should you really trust your face to a foot doctor? Probably not, especially when dentists are the clearly superior choice when it comes to improving the aesthetics of your face. Continue reading to learn why your dentist is more qualified to perform these procedures than most others in the medical field.


Cosmetic Dental Treatments Ideal For This Summer

June 11, 2023

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woman smiling in her summer clothes

Summer is beach body season, and if you’re like many people, you’re trying to find any way that you can to look your best. Maybe you’re starting a new diet, or hitting the gym more often than you used to.

But if you’re really trying to impress, there’s nothing that makes a better impression than a beautiful smile! Cosmetic dentistry has a variety of treatments available that can give that to you. If you’re curious, here are a few examples.


4 Reasons Why the Summer Is the Perfect Time to Get Dental Implants

May 26, 2023

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a woman smiling during summer after getting dental implants

The summer is a special season of the year. It means more time in the warm sunshine, relaxing vacations, and time with loved ones. It can also be time to improve your smile with dental implants! There may be no better opportunity to restore your teeth with this reliable and stable tooth loss solution. By inserting biocompatible titanium steel posts into the jaw, your teeth will be replaced from root to crown and offer various benefits for the rest of the year. Read on to learn four reasons why getting dental implants during the summer is beneficial.

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