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Is Cosmetic Dentistry Right for You?

May 11, 2022

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

When you see yourself in photos or in the mirror in the morning, are you happy with your smile? If not, you may be interested in getting cosmetic dentistry. This collection of aesthetic dental treatments works to improve the overall look of your smile for a more beautiful beam, but how can you know if it’s right for you? Read on to learn more about cosmetic dentistry as well as whether it’s the best option for your smile.


How to Know If You Have Cavities Between Your Teeth

April 5, 2022

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person brushing their teeth in the mirror

According to the American Dental Association, 91% of Americans over age 20 have had at least one cavity. Pigmented staining and small pits are common signs of tooth decay, but how can you tell if you have cavities between your teeth? Since this issue can lead to a range of issues, like problems chewing and persistent bad breath, read on to learn how to know if you have cavities between your pearly whites as well as how to treat and prevent them.


Tips, Tricks, and What to Expect When Talking with Dentures

February 16, 2022

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two people talking with dentures

So, you just got dentures to replace several or all your teeth. These restorations have come a long way from what they used to be and are an excellent way to fill in your smile and regain some of your bite power. As useful as dentures are, it may take some time for you to get used to speaking with them. To make it easier for you to adjust, here’s what you need to know about talking with dentures.


Why Gum Disease Must Be Treated before Cosmetic Work

December 26, 2021

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woman having dental work done

There are a number of procedures your cosmetic dentist can use to help you enjoy a beautiful, confident smile – like teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign. But before you can benefit from these treatments, you will need to have healthy gums. That may mean you need to undergo periodontal therapy first. Keep reading to learn why it’s important to treat periodontal disease before undergoing a cosmetic dental procedure. 


5 Tips for a Tooth-Healthy Thanksgiving

November 18, 2021

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Thanksgiving turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is just around the corner. While it may be stressful to coordinate travel plans and what everyone is going to bring, you are at least excited for the delicious meal that you will enjoy with your family after a long day of cooking. However, not all common Thanksgiving dishes and practices are beneficial for your smile. Continue reading for some helpful tips to make sure your Thanksgiving dinner is tooth-healthy for you and your family!


5 Causes of Gray Teeth

October 14, 2021

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Woman covering her mouth

Everyone wants to have a beautiful, white smile. However, this isn’t the case for many of us, as discoloration is a reality. You may even see some less familiar shades in your smile. Instead of yellow, teeth can appear gray or blueish. There are many reasons why this can occur, but you don’t necessarily need to settle with it. Here are some of the causes of gray teeth and what your dentist can do about them.


Get a Straight Smile with Instant Orthodontics

August 3, 2021

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Woman who used instant orthodontics smilingNothing is better than instant gratification; however, few things in life happen in the blink of an eye, like a straight smile. Advancements in orthodontics have shortened the timeline for braces, but they still require you to commit to them for several months. If you only have a few minor alignment issues, you know braces can fix them, but are your minor aesthetic concerns worth the long-term commitment? Besides braces, there’s another option. You can enjoy a straight, beautiful smile in as few as 2 weeks with instant orthodontics.


Can Adults Benefit from a Fluoride Treatment?

July 1, 2021

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Dentist holding a fluoride cardYour teeth are constantly under attack by cavity-causing bacteria. The hard outer layer of your teeth, called the enamel, defends your smile from tooth decay. While it is the hardest substance in your body, it isn’t indestructible. Not to mention, it can’t regenerate. Fluoride is a great solution to strengthen your enamel to make it more resistant to decay. Besides getting the mineral from your dental products and diet, your dentist can provide a fluoride varnish. Since they are typically recommended for children, it’s normal to wonder, do adults need fluoride treatments? Yes! Here are a few situations where it might be right for you.


What to Expect As You Heal from a Root Canal

June 17, 2021

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Man gives thumbs up after root canal in Centerville

While root canals have one of the most notorious reputations in dentistry, patients are pleased to find that these rumors are largely overstated. With the help of modern numbing techniques and pain medications, most people report that getting a root canal is no worse than getting a large filling! However, it is still a procedure that requires rest afterwards. Here’s what you can expect while you heal from a root canal in Centerville as well as what you should look out for.


Need a Root Canal? Here’s Why It’s Good News!

May 5, 2021

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After sharing with your dentist that you’re experiencing tooth pain, you’re informed that you will need a root canal. Like most adults, you may instantly feel overwhelmed with fear, anxiety, or dread about the procedure. But despite the bad reputation, there are many reasons why root canal therapy is a good thing and why you should be happy to have the procedure done. Sounds crazy, right? Read on to see why a root canal is actually good news.

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