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Maintaining Your Dental Restoration

When you’ve taken the big step to receive dental restorations so you can smile with confidence again, it’s a cause for celebration. No matter what caused you to need the replacements, you can now confidently share your smile without reservation. Receiving dental restorations is an important moment, but what follows is essential in making sure…

Signs You May Need Orthodontic Treatment

Have you ever observed your smile and wondered if you need braces? If you’ve gone without braces throughout your life, but been informed by your dentist that your teeth are misaligned, then the question stands on whether you think you need braces. Many people get braces for the cosmetic appeal of having straighter teeth at…

How Your Dentist Treats Sleep Apnea

When people experiencing sleep apnea are looking for specialists to treat their condition, their dentist rarely comes to mind. This is unfortunate as your dentist plays a central role in helping to manage this condition, the risks of which can be severe and life-threatening. As specialists from every field come together to find a solution,…

5 Facts About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants, unlike dental fillers, are used a preventative measure against cavities, and for many parents and adults wondering about how dental sealants work, what its benefits are, and who can get sealants, are all questions that are valid, especially at a time when dentistry practices and procedures are always changing due to the advancement…

Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Most traditional dentists focus on oral hygiene and prevention, such as root canals, treating oral disease, and maintaining good hygiene habits. Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of the mouth, teeth, and overall smile. While it may appear as an unnecessary form of dentistry, cosmetic dentistry provides new avenues for people with crooked, discolored teeth…

Top Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Smiles leave a lasting impression and can play an influential role in maintaining relationships, self-esteem, and future prospects. Many psychologists report that confident people tend to smile more, and for those who are embarrassed by their teeth, it can be challenging for them to smile. Their inability to smile due to this embarrassment can have…

Different Stains Removed by Teeth Whitening

When most people think of teeth whitening, they think of the end results of beautiful, pearly white teeth that’ll look good in any photo. Many patients get teeth whitenings to improve the look of their smile, opting to even practice teeth whitening at home for the most current, manageable results. However, not many people ask…

Traditional vs. No-Prep Veneers: Which is Right for Me?

What are veneers? Veneers are tooth shells that attach to the front surface of the teeth to improve appearance. Veneers are bonded to the teeth and are used to fix the appearance of a broken, chipped tooth, or to create a symmetrical smile. Veneers are usually applied to the front eight teeth and depending on…

Different Types of Braces

Orthodontics is a diverse field that provides multiple options for handling dental concerns including uneven teeth and misaligned bites. When trying to correct teeth that are experiencing overcrowding or are coming in crooked braces are a common solution. What type of braces a patient gets is decided in part by the needs of their dental…

What Is A Zirconia Crown?

Medical advances quickly in our modern age, and dental technology marches with it. Every year we see new advancements and innovations that provide opportunities to restore damaged teeth in ways we couldn’t before. Crowns and bridges have been a central part of restorative dentistry for decades, but the latest developments bring techniques and materials that…

10 Things You Didn’t Know Your Dentist Was Doing at Your Checkup

When you head into your dentist you’re probably thinking they’re just going to look at the health of your teeth and gums, and that that’s all they’ll be concerned about. You may be surprised to learn that dentist’s pay attention to a lot of tiny details during your visit that give them clues about your…

What Is A Composite Filling?

Trying to choose between amalgam and composite fillings can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have enough information about them and the differences between them. While in the simplest terms amalgam fillings are made of a combination of metals and composites are a resin and plastic compound, there’s more to them than that. Each…

What Does Impaction Mean?

When we’re born we usually have enough room in our mouth for exactly 32 teeth, but while this is enough space for most people, some unfortunates get to anticipate the arrival of their wisdom teeth. Others were born with mouths that were too small to accommodate the normal 32, or with teeth that are angled…

Care for Dentures

Dentures are a wonderful invention and one that has been perfected over generations until we’ve gotten to the incredible prosthetic teeth we have today.  Caring for dentures properly has always been a concern, though. While modern dentures aren’t much more difficult to take care of than your natural teeth, it pays to show a little…

Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

Teeth can be lost for a variety of reasons including decay, damage, or gum disease. Despite the reason for tooth loss, prompt action must be taken to prevent further complications. Although it may seem unnecessary to replace a lost tooth, especially if this missing tooth is not noticeable when smiling, this is far from the…

When to See an Orthodontist

If you are concerned about your bite or your teeth, you may be wondering if it is time to see an orthodontist. Generally speaking, it is recommended that children visit the orthodontist for the first time at the age of seven. Beyond that, anytime you have concerns over the alignment of your teeth or bite…

Overcoming Dental Phobia

Odontophobia, or dental phobia, is a common fear that many people experience. So common, in fact, that it affects an average of approximately nine to fifteen percent of Americans. However, avoiding the dentist because of fear can have serious consequences. If you are a part of this group and fear dental visits, there are a…

Foods That Brighten Tooth Enamel

It is common knowledge that eating a healthy diet can have many benefits to your overall health, but did you know that it can also benefit your oral health? Certain foods in particular have been found to have qualities that can actually brighten the enamel on your teeth, resulting in a whiter appearance. When it…

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