Solutions for Common Cosmetic Dental Problems

March 4, 2024

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Smiling woman pointing to her teethDid you know that 35% of Americans don’t like the way their teeth look? An unattractive smile can affect your self-esteem and career opportunities negatively. Tooth discoloration, chips, and alignment issues top the charts when it comes to aesthetic dental concerns. No matter the imperfection, your cosmetic dentist can create a picture-perfect smile. Here are a few options to address the most common cosmetic dental problems.


Why is Dental Health Important for Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 18, 2024

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Smiling woman in dentist’s chair looking in mirrorIf you’re embarrassed by the way your teeth look, cosmetic dentistry can give you a smile to be proud of. Although you’re ready to have a stunning smile, your cosmetic dentist’s first priority will be your dental health. You must have healthy teeth and gums before any elective procedure. Here is why good dental health is important before cosmetic dentistry.


How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

February 6, 2024

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Smiling man leaning up against a wallCosmetic dentistry can give you a stunning smile to be proud of, but it is a big investment. It’s normal to have some questions, like how long your results are going to last. Cosmetic dentistry isn’t a single procedure. Instead, it’s an area of specialty that focuses on aesthetics. Various procedures can be used to address common imperfections, like tooth discoloration, stains, or chips. Every treatment has a different life expectancy. Here’s how long you can expect the most popular cosmetic treatments to last.


What’s the Truth About BOTOX?

December 13, 2023

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Dentist smiles

The term BOTOX is derived from the name of the botulinum toxin. While unplanned exposure to this substance is harmful to humans and animals, doctors have found cosmetic, medical, and dental uses for it. Its ability to temporarily paralyze muscles allows it to treat issues like overactive bladder, muscle weakness and spasticity, and migraines. While many people have heard of BOTOX, there are many common misconceptions about the treatment. Here are a few popular falsehoods about BOTOX as well as how it can be used to treat dental conditions like bruxism, TMJ disorders, and others.


Is It All Right to Fly After a Tooth Extraction?

November 15, 2023

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person receiving a tooth extraction

Embarking on a journey, whether for business or pleasure, raises various questions about health considerations. One common concern revolves around the aftermath of a tooth extraction and its compatibility with air travel. If you’ve recently undergone a tooth extraction or are planning one and wondering about the implications of flying, read on to explore potential issues and valuable insights that can help you navigate this situation with confidence.


I’m Worried About Dry Socket, What Can I Do to Avoid It After Tooth Extraction?

October 13, 2023

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A man holding his jaw due to the pain of dry socket

If you’ve recently gone through a tooth extraction, you may be worried about dry socket. This condition is painful and can be frightening when it occurs. Not to worry! There are several actions you can take to reduce your chances of getting dry socket and ensure good oral health throughout your recovery.

If you want to learn how to avoid dry socket and heal from your extraction in a safe, efficient way, continue reading.


What to Do After Your Dentist Places a Crown

September 15, 2023

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All-ceramic dental crown held in fingertips If you need a dental crown, don’t worry about a long recovery. The protective cap is placed over your tooth, covering the entire surface to your gum line. Crowns provide long-lasting results to improve the health, function, and appearance of teeth. However, you’ll require a minor procedure to prepare your tooth for your crown placement. Here’s what to do after getting your restoration to ensure your investment lasts.


3 Ways to Prepare for Your Invisalign Treatment

August 17, 2023

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With your first Invisalign consultation on the horizon, you may feel a little overwhelmed about how to start preparing for your treatment. That’s perfectly normal! Like any orthodontic treatment, Invisalign does require a few changes to your routine and lifestyle for effective results. Here are 3 ways you can prepare for your clear aligners to make the process simple and stress-free!


The Do’s and Don’ts of Dental Implant Aftercare

July 12, 2023

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Dentist holding gloved hand next to an older man holding a mirror up to his smile

Dental implants are an incredibly effective way to replace missing, diseased, or damaged teeth. They look and work just like your natural teeth but are stronger and resistant to decay and disease. However, just because they aren’t your natural teeth doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care for them as if they were your own. In order to maintain your new smile, here are the do’s and don’ts of dental implant aftercare.


How Veneers Can Straighten Your Teeth

June 9, 2023

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young person with a beautiful smile

In pop culture, orthodontics—and braces specifically—are typically associated with adolescence. However, the truth is that there are all kinds of people who can benefit from straighter teeth, and there are plenty of ways to get them.

Veneers, for example, are an underappreciated method of fixing a crooked, gapped, or otherwise misaligned smile. If you want to learn more about how that works, and whether it’ll work for you, here’s what you should know.

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