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How Can There Be Bone Loss Around Dental Implants?

August 26, 2019

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Dental implant in jaw

There’s a reason why dental implants are often the go-to option for patients who are facing life with missing teeth. Not only will you be able to eat and speak normally again, but the implants will prevent bone loss in your jaw. Additionally, it’s a treatment you can rely on; the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness has found that implant surgery has a success rate well over 95%! Despite these facts, however, no procedure is perfect. Bone loss can still occur even after implants have been placed, and it could put you at risk of losing your new teeth.

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5 Things to Know Before Getting Dental Implants

July 26, 2019

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Smiling person holding implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, over 3 million Americans have dental implants. If you’re considering joining this rapidly growing number, you need to make sure that the process is right for you. Dental implants can restore your smile but require a serious time commitment and possibly changes in your lifestyle. In this post, your dentist lists 5 things to know before getting your dental implants.  

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In Pain While Waiting For Dental Crowns? Try These At-Home Remedies

June 7, 2019

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Digital image of a dental crown

If you’ve recently gotten a dental crown or will be getting one soon, you’ve had damage to your teeth that was too severe to be repaired with a simple dental filling. Dental crowns are a great way to restore your tooth’s strength and appearance for many years. But it’s not uncommon to have a bit of lingering pain soon after the procedure is done, particularly if you’re still wearing a temporary crown. Fortunately, the pain usually goes away on its own within a few weeks, but there are some great at-home options you can use in the meantime. Learn more below!

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A Children’s Dentist Explains 4 Ways to Protect Your Child’s Teeth

May 10, 2019

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little girl with blond pigtails brushing her teeth

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child, and that includes what’s best for their teeth. It can be hard to figure out exactly what to do to keep your kid’s mouth healthy. Starting certain dental habits from an early age can save your child from tooth decay in the future and keep their smile beautiful. Keep reading as a children’s dentist discusses 4 ways to protect your kid’s oral health.

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Thinking about Invisalign? Here’s What You Should Know First

April 14, 2019

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Invisalign clear aligners are a popular alternative to other forms of dental alignment therapy. They’re especially well-known among older teens and adults. But do the advantages of Invisalign live up to the product’s reputation? In this post, we’ll reveal what you need to know about this important topic.

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How Do Teeth Get Stained and What Are Your Teeth Whitening Options?

March 17, 2019

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Whitening Before and After

A bright, attractive smile is one of the most important features you can have. Unfortunately, most people aren’t born with naturally white teeth. And, even for the lucky few who are, their smile will most likely become stained over time. The good news? There are multiple professional teeth whitening options that are safe, effective, and reliable. In this blog, you’ll learn about the many reasons for discolored teeth and how you can brighten your smile and take years off your appearance. Keep reading to learn more!  

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Should You Choose Invisalign or Traditional Braces To Straighten Your Smile?

February 10, 2019

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Woman holding Invisalign tray and braces in each hand

When you make the decision to straighten your teeth, one thing is certain…you want the best results possible! Although traditional braces were the only option for many years, now there’s another choice to consider: Invisalign. Since everyone has different needs and goals, what’s right for one person may not be right for another. So how do you know which one is best for you? Keep reading to learn about the factors you should consider beforehand and how to know which option will give you the best results. You’ll be taking the first step towards the straight smile you’ve always wanted!

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Can Your New Year’s Resolution Boost Your Oral Health?

January 20, 2019

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A group of people celebrating the new year.

When a new year arrives, it’s enjoyable to look back on all the notable events that occurred in the past. It gives you a chance to think about the resolutions you set the year before and whether they’re worth revisiting, especially if they involve making healthier habits. But what if a dentist told you that healthy habits didn’t only have to focus on losing weight or eating a more balanced diet?

By establishing healthy habits, you work towards better oral health as well, not just overall health. Here’s how.

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How Much Do Porcelain Veneers Cost?

July 6, 2018

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portrait of a smiling coupleYour smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and having a great one can reap both professional and social rewards. Cost shouldn’t be a factor when you are thinking about ways to improve the health and beauty of your smile. But, of course, the reality is that your budget is always a consideration. Porcelain veneers are a fabulous cosmetic dentistry treatment, but they do come at a higher price than other options. If you think of them as an investment in yourself, though, you may see that porcelain veneers are worth their weight in gold. Keep reading to get a better idea of all the factors influencing the cost of dental implants.

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Get a Brilliant White Smile to Offset Your Summer Tan

June 12, 2018

Man receiving Zoom ! teeth whiteningNothing looks better than a golden summer tan except maybe a brilliant white smile to accompany it. If you want to brighten your smile before summer vacation, it’s time to contact your cosmetic dentist to learn more about effective, predictable professional teeth whitening options. Most practices offer both in-office and at-home teeth whitening solutions that deliver smiles up to ten shades brighter.
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