Porcelain Veneers: How long will the process take?

Seen as a fabulous solution for many cosmetic dental maladies, porcelain veneers involve a process that usually takes a couple of weeks and two or three visits with your cosmetic dentist. The first visit consists of a discussion explaining the actual procedure, providing the patient with a detailed treatment plan that outlines the number of…
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Don’t Let These Trends Harm Your Oral Health

We all want to be the healthiest version of ourselves possible. So when you read about a new trend that promises to lower blood sugar, reduce blood pressure, or help you lose weight, you may be tempted to give them a try. But before you do, reach out to your family dentist to see if…
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Will my dental crown be noticeable?

Dental crowns are a valuable tool your dentist can use to save a tooth that otherwise may require extraction. For decades, crowns were made with gold or some type of metal. Crowns today are often made from porcelain (especially ones needed for teeth in the smile line). Although metals are still used at times for…
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How do cavities form?

Many people think that sugar consumption is the primary reason dental decay occurs. But that is only part of the reason. Sugar and carbs from foods and beverages consumed cling to bacteria already living on teeth. During digestion this bacteria turns into acids that, if allowed to stay on teeth, can eat away at the…
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Don’t Let Missing Teeth Affect Your Ability to Eat

If you have teeth missing from your upper or lower arch, you must rely almost exclusively on one side of your mouth to do all your chewing. Over time, this can impact the health of those teeth bearing the brunt of chewing. You don’t have to let missing teeth dictate what or how you eat.…
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Your Most Common Invisalign Questions Answered

Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue. A malocclusion can lead to areas where plaque builds; over time an improper bite can create problems with worn down enamel, dental decay, and the potential for gum disease. Teeth straightening no longer means a mouth full of metal … Invisalign clear aligners can correct your…
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Get The Most Out of Your Dentures with These Tips

Tooth loss can occur at any time due to trauma, disease, or infection. If you have experienced tooth loss, your dentist can provide options to replace missing dentition. Dentures are a very popular choice that will enhance your appearance while providing the ability to speak clearly and chew properly. Caring for Your Dentures  Once your…
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Common Oral Health Concerns of Seniors

You’ve reached those golden years. Now you hope to experience opportunities that were perhaps unavailable before. But aging can mean health issues become more prevalent, including problems with teeth and gums. Tooth loss as you age is not acceptable or normal. Maintaining great dental health throughout life requires vigilance … brushing and flossing daily; a…
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What are the first steps when considering dental implants?

Tooth loss is difficult to accept at any age. Older adults may believe tooth loss is a natural part of the aging process, but that is not true. We need our teeth to chew properly, speak clearly, and smile without embarrassment. Dental implants offer a permanent and ideal solution for replacing one or more teeth…
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What causes tooth sensitivity?

Patients who experience tooth sensitivity describe it as a zinging (or painful) sensation that occurs usually due to hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods. Even opening your mouth on a cold day can result in a very uncomfortable experience. Your dentist has many solutions so you should never suffer with tooth sensitivity. How Did This…
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