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Cosmetic Dentistry The Process of Getting Veneers

The Process of Getting Veneers

Dental Veneers Process Commonly known as porcelain veneers or composite veneers, dental veneers are what you usually see that are used in other people’s teeth. These usually look as thin as wafers. The shells are colored or designed in a certain way to make them look natural. The teeth are attached to the shells in …

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Oral Care Jaw or Tooth Pain after Temporary Crown

Jaw or Tooth Pain after Temporary Crown

Temporary crown pain after a week? The placement of dental crowns or dental caps is performed for several reasons. It can be for the protection of root canal-treated teeth or cosmetic and aesthetic purposes such as enhancement of the look and feel of some teeth affected by cracking, staining, or chipping. But what about the …

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Cosmetic Dentistry UV Teeth Whitening – Everything You Need to Know

UV Teeth Whitening – Everything You Need to Know

We all want a healthy smile we can feel confident about – even look forward to – showing off to the world. This is why oral health needs to be a priority in your daily routine. However, many people want to take their smiles to the next level and truly make them memorable, which is …

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Cosmetic Dentistry Is Gum Grafting Painful?

Is Gum Grafting Painful?

Does gum grafting hurt? Keeping your body healthy starts with taking care of your smile. Your jawbone and gums are the foundation of your smile, and several different treatment options focus on gum health. Gum graft surgery is often used for restorative and cosmetic purposes. What is a gum graft, and when are they needed? …

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Periodontics What Are Dental Implants? An Inside Look At the Types and Uses

What Are Dental Implants? An Inside Look At the Types and Uses

Tooth loss is quite common among adults, especially as we grow older. In America alone, there are close to 35 million people who are missing either lower or upper teeth. Believe it or not, you are not alone. Many people who seek missing teeth treatment have opted for dental implants instead of living with the …

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General Dentistry Onlays vs. Fillings – Which is Better?

Onlays vs. Fillings – Which is Better?

Why Are Onlays Better Than Fillings? Restorative dentistry has embraced versatility and diversity, evident in the number of dental restorations available for treatment. Today, diseased teeth are quicker to treat, thanks to various reparative solutions like dental fillings, inlays, onlays, or dental crowns. Cavities are one of the most frequently seen issues regarding oral health …

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Cosmetic Dentistry Crown Lengthening Procedure

Crown Lengthening Procedure

Is Crown Lengthening Necessary? Your smile says a lot about you. It can determine whether you can interact freely with your friends and colleagues. However, some issues can affect how your smile looks such as having excessive gingival tissue. This is known as a gummy smile, a condition that a dentist can fix. Not unless …

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Oral Care What Are the Common Types of Gum Disease?

What Are the Common Types of Gum Disease?

Gum Disease (Gingivitis & Periodontitis) Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) does not develop overnight. The infection silently spreads and often arrives at an advanced stage before symptoms finally show up. Regular exams and cleanings can help you take preventive steps against the onset of infection. Most patients may not be aware that gum …

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Orthodontics What is an iTero Scanner?

What is an iTero Scanner?

iTero Scanner Invisalign The iTero® scanner is a device that is used by dentists and orthodontists to map out the mouth in preparation for improvements in the bite and smile. In order to do these things, information is needed that indicates the exact position and location of the teeth and gums. This is typically done …

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Orthodontics What Are the Advantages of Ceramic Braces?

What Are the Advantages of Ceramic Braces?

Ceramic Braces vs. Metal Braces For many people, the decision to straighten their teeth is an easy one. The bigger question is which way to go about it, as there are several options to choose from. Ceramic braces are a popular choice that offers numerous advantages. For expert work with these braces, orthodontists delivers beautiful …

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Orthodontics Want Invisible Braces? Explore Your Options

Want Invisible Braces? Explore Your Options

Traditional metal braces have helped many patients straighten their teeth, but those orthodontic devices aren’t the best option for everyone. Many patients claim that they are unattractive and difficult to care for. Invisible braces are an excellent alternative to traditional braces, and we are proud to offer these devices to all patients who would like …

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Orthodontics Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces

Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating vs Traditional Braces Self-ligating braces are rising in popularity right now. This form of orthodontic appliance is not actually a new development, having been around for decades. They began to increase in popularity about 30 years ago and have really exploded over the last few years due to advantages like fewer visits needed to …

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Orthodontics How Palatal Expander Works

How Palatal Expander Works

Why would you need a Palatal Expander? The palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The animation below will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance …

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Oral Care Best Ways to Relax Your Jaw

Best Ways to Relax Your Jaw

How to Loosen & Relax Tight Jaw for Pain Relief Do you find that your jaws are often sore? Frequently clenching and grinding your teeth can cause your jaw to ache. A tight jaw can cause pain or discomfort in the ears, nose, head, teeth, jaw, face, and neck, depending on the cause and severity, …

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Oral Care Are Mouthwash and Mouth Rinse The Same?

Are Mouthwash and Mouth Rinse The Same?

Mouthwash vs. Mouth Rinse The dental hygiene section at your local store can be a confusing place, with dozens of different products all fighting for your attention, each and every one of which promises you the brightest smile and freshest breath possible. However, how much do you actually know about what these products actually do? …

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Oral Care Is Your Toothbrush BPA-Free?

Is Your Toothbrush BPA-Free?

BPA-Free Toothbrushes There are plenty of toxic things in our environment, but did you know that some simple things, like certain toothbrushes, could be made from potentially harmful material too? Some toothbrushes on the market are made with BPA and could be adding toxins to your body. We’ve outlined what you need to know about …

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Oral Care Trendy Flavored Toothpastes

Trendy Flavored Toothpastes

Crazy Flavored Toothpastes You Can Buy Right Now In a world where anything goes, there is such a thing as bacon flavored toothpaste. Yes, whiskey toothpaste was also once popular. More recent technology has even created a toothpaste that turns plaque left in your mouth green. While these may seem like novelties, consumers are always intrigued by these unique …

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Dental Implants Interested in G4 Dental Implants?

Interested in G4 Dental Implants?

First of all, let’s clear this up. What are the Advantages of G-4 Dental Implants? What is all the talk about? A Superior Look, Fit and Feel At the Most Affordable Cost G4 Dental Implants offer an advanced dental procedure to transform your smile. Missing teeth and dentures can be difficult at best. The opportunity …

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Oral Care Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross

Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross

Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while? Bad news: It’s pretty gross. You probably already know that the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing those pearly whites twice a day. You also probably know that brushing your teeth is one of the …

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Veneers Options for Whitening Your Veneers

Options for Whitening Your Veneers

Veneers have exploded in popularity over the past two decades as an excellent solution for transforming the look of one’s smile. They are a great option for patients with crooked teeth or gaps in their teeth, as veneers can cover these troublesome spots and create a nearly flawless smile. Perhaps the most common use of …

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General Dentistry What is Gentle Dentistry?

What is Gentle Dentistry?

It is estimated that approximately 75% of Americans experience some level of anxiety in anticipation of visiting the dentist.  Of that group, about five to ten percent have a great fear that would categorize them as sufferers of dentophobia, or dental phobia. This fear is characterized by the avoidance of dentists or dental procedures.  Symptoms …

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Oral Care Certain foods can make your teeth sparkle

Certain foods can make your teeth sparkle

White teeth are something most of us lust after. But how can you get that Hollywood smile without shelling out on expensive treatments or using abrasive bleach? Dr. Tejas Patel has tips about how certain foods could help you get there. Anyone with a sweet (not-so-white) tooth – it will be music to your ears …

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