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Will My Dental Implants Become Stained?

May 2, 2024

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Losing teeth no longer means that you need to settle for dentures. The great thing about dental implants is that they replace the roots and crowns of the teeth, allowing the patient to regain full function of their mouth. Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth, but will they become stained like real teeth too? Continue reading to learn more about dental implants and how you can keep them looking pristine!


Dental Bonding VS. Porcelain Veneers

February 6, 2024

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Do you desire enhancements to give your smile an aesthetic upgrade? Whether it’s chips, gaps, or discoloration that’s keeping you from loving your beam, imperfections can be addressed with a range of cosmetic treatments, such as direct bonding or dental veneers. If you are unsure about which option is right for you, then keep reading to explore the differences between veneers and bonding,


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile

December 17, 2023

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Resolutions spelled out in Scrabble tiles2024 is right around the corner! As you jot down your goals for the upcoming year, a healthier lifestyle might be at the top of your list. Besides improving your eating habits and exercising regularly, good oral health can help you reach your goal. Your oral and overall wellness are connected. Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions you should follow to invest in a healthy mouth and body. 


4 Must-Know Tips for Caring for Your Temporary Dental Crown

October 1, 2023

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a closeup of a temporary dental crown

If you’ve just received a temporary dental crown, you might be feeling a mixture of emotions—perhaps you’re excited that you’re finally on your way to restoring your smile’s health and beauty, but you might also be a little concerned about how to care for your temporary restoration while your final one is being created. Continue reading below for some must-know, dentist-approved tips that are certain to help you provide adequate care for your temporary restoration so that once the permanent one is ready, you’re set up for success!


Do I Need to Take Antibiotics Before a Dental Visit?

August 11, 2023

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During routine dental appointments or common procedures, oral bacteria can theoretically be introduced to the bloodstream. While a healthy immune system should be expected to eliminate these intruders, certain health conditions can make it advisable to take antibiotics before a dental appointment. Read on to learn about what conditions and procedures can require a patient to take antibiotics before arriving at the dentist’s office.


Safeguarding Your Smile from Oral Cancer

April 2, 2023

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Oral cancer is quite a serious issue—it’s estimated that each year, around 54,000 cases are diagnosed, with around 40% of those cases having a pretty dismal outlook. But fortunately, as deadly as the disease may be, it’s also among the most preventable types of cancer out there. Here’s more from your dentist about this type of cancer, some of its warning signs, and some ways to safeguard your smile from it.


The “Best” & “Worst” Valentine’s Day Treats for Your Smile

February 2, 2023

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Whether you’re a big fan of celebrating or think it’s nothing more than a Hallmark holiday, you may find yourself indulging in some chocolate and other sweet treats come the 14th. After all, what says “love” like sugar? While you certainly don’t have to refrain entirely for the sake of your oral health, it can be helpful to learn the “best” and “worst” treats for your smile. With this in mind, read on!


4 Celebrities Who Used Invisalign

December 9, 2022

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Celebrities are often viewed as glamorous beings who spend their days attending magnificent events and planning over-the-top vacations. In reality, they go to the grocery store, pump gas, and pick their kids up from school too! Another way they are similar to the “average person” is that they don’t have to straighten their teeth with metal brackets and wires. Fortunately, that’s where Invisalign comes in. Keep reading to learn four celebrities who used Invisalign.


Did you Know? Your Child’s Oral Health Could Affect their Grades!

October 9, 2022

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As a parent, you and your children are all busy. Amid all the chaos, it can be pretty difficult to find time to get your child to the dentist’s office for routine care.

However, teeth factor heavily in every part of our lives, and not taking care of them can produce serious negative results for your family. For example, did you know that children with poor oral health can see their grades start to suffer as a result? If you want to learn more about that, here’s some information about the link between dental health and academic performance.


When to Start Whitening Your Teeth Before a Special Event

August 8, 2022

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So, you have a special event coming up. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, or a party for someone special, you want to make sure you look your best. That’s why you’re planning on having your teeth whitened. You want to make sure that your smile looks as good as possible on the big day, so when should you start? Read on to learn when you should begin teeth whitening treatment, the different options available, and how to keep your teeth looking bright, white, and beautiful.

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