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A Sensitive Subject: Do Veneers Make Your Teeth Uncomfortable?

March 15, 2024

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Patient holding their cheek after getting veneers

Veneers are a very popular way that thousands of Americans have already used to enhance their smiles. However, some patients worry that the treatment might lead to tooth sensitivity. But is there any merit to this fear? Or is it just another dental myth? Continue reading to learn more about porcelain veneers and whether they cause sensitive teeth.


What to Do If Your Dental Implant is Loose?

December 28, 2023

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Woman with dental pain being comforted by a dentistIf you’ve invested in a dental implant to replace your lost tooth, you’ve made an excellent decision. With over a 95% success rate, dental implants provide predictable results that can last for 30 years or longer. In rare cases, complications can occur, like instability of the implant. A loose dental implant isn’t anything to ignore. Here’s what you should do to prevent dental implant failure.


Pregnancy and Dental Issues

October 3, 2023

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Expecting mother cradling her bellyYour health is important for your developing baby. A nutritious diet and regular exercise aren’t the only things you need to nurture your growing baby. Your dental health is also essential for your wellness and your little one. However, your risk of oral health problems can increase during pregnancy, which can damage your smile and harm your baby. Here’s what you need to know to keep your teeth and gums healthy.


Activated Charcoal and Teeth Whitening: Separating Fact from Fiction

September 22, 2023

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Charcoal toothpaste used for teeth whitening

There have been a number of health and beauty crazes that have swept the nation in recent years. One of them is the use of activated charcoal as a cure-all for everything from body odor to poisoning. Some research exists that substantiates those uses, but it’s lacking in one area: your teeth. In this regard, professional teeth whitening kits from your dentist would be better.

So, what is activated charcoal, and why is it still being used in toothpaste? Continue reading to learn more about this powdery black substance and its shortcomings in tooth care.


5 Tips to Avoid Dental Emergencies When Going Back to School

August 10, 2023

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parent helping child brush their teeth

As the back-to-school season approaches, the flurry of tasks can be overwhelming. From shopping for new clothes to gathering school supplies, there’s much to do before your child returns to classes. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s crucial not to overlook your child’s oral health. Equipping them with the means to prevent dental emergencies is essential, allowing them to maintain a healthy smile and concentrate on their studies. Here are five valuable tips for ensuring a healthy smile throughout the school year.


Can You Replace a Bridge or Denture with Dental Implants?

July 14, 2023

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Illustration of an implant denture for the lower arch

Right now, you’re wearing a bridge or denture so that you can enjoy the benefits of a complete smile again even after tooth loss. However, recently you’ve heard about dental implants and all the unique advantages they boast, and you’re starting to think that maybe it’s time for an upgrade. But can you even get dental implants if you already have a traditional bridge or denture? Here’s what you need to know.


The Difference Between Fillings and Dental Crowns

June 26, 2023

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All-ceramic dental crown in labYour teeth are incredibly strong, but they aren’t indestructible. Decay, infections, injuries, and other issues can damage your teeth. Fillings and dental crowns are common restorative procedures to rehabilitate compromised teeth, saving them from extraction. Although both offer many benefits, there are differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know to choose the best procedure to repair your smile.


What Colors of Makeup Show Off White Teeth?

May 2, 2023

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Gloved hands holding dental shade guideYou can’t put a price on the benefits of having a bright, beautiful smile. However, not everyone has naturally white teeth. Teeth come in many shades and tones, and various factors can affect their color, like your makeup. Believe it or not, certain colors can make your teeth look discolored, while others can enhance their vibrancy. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your pearly whites look their best.


Does Getting a Dental Crown Hurt?

April 27, 2023

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Woman at dentist for a dental crownIf you’ve never received a dental crown in the past, it’s normal to have a few concerns about what you can expect on the road ahead. You don’t have to worry about a painful day in the dentist’s chair. New technologies and techniques make the process of receiving a crown pain-free, but there are a few things you should know before your treatment.


4 Myths about Cosmetic Dentistry, Busted!

February 10, 2023

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patient smiling after receiving cosmetic dental work

The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that the demand for cosmetic dental work in the United States has doubled in the past five years. This means that more people than ever before are seeking to enhance their beams. However, there are still several misconceptions about these procedures that deter patients from pursuing their dream smiles. Continue reading as we debunk five of the most common myths about cosmetic dentistry.

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