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Questions You Should Ask at Your Smile Makeover Consultation

April 14, 2024

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The consultation for your smile makeover is the beginning of a new journey, on that ends with you having the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. As with any adventure, it’s always a good idea to start it off on the right foot.

That said, if you’re a compete newcomer to cosmetic dentistry, you might not necessarily know where to start when it comes to asking questions to your dentist. Here are a few things it might be a good idea to talk about at your cosmetic consultation.


Breaking Free with Invisalign: How Invisible Braces Enhance Your Life

March 15, 2024

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Patient putting on their Invisalign aligner

Are you considering orthodontic treatment but hesitant about the restrictions of traditional braces? Then Invisalign might just be the clear choice for you! With its innovative technology and discreet design, Invisalign offers many freedoms that traditional braces just can’t match. Read on to explore how these clear aligners enhance your daily life during treatment.


5 Interesting Facts About Dental Implants

March 4, 2024

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person with nice teeth thanks to dental implants smiling

Many of those who are missing pearly whites opt for dental implants as a reliable solution. Dental implants are titanium posts placed into the jawbone to replace both teeth and roots, offering exceptional durability that can last a lifetime with proper care. Despite their widespread use, there are aspects of dental implants that may be unfamiliar to you. Keep reading to discover five interesting facts about these innovative tooth replacements.


Deciphering Dental History: The Stories Told by Ancient Teeth

February 9, 2024

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dental archeologist holding ancient teeth

In archaeology, ancient teeth are seen as more than tools for chewing food. They serve as storytellers, offering invaluable insights into the lives and experiences of people from fallen civilizations. Through careful examination and analysis, dental archaeologists can uncover a wealth of information about diet, health, and even cultural practices.

If you’re curious about the fascinating tales that ancient teeth can tell about your ancestor’s oral health, continue reading. 


What Should I Do When I Have Something Stuck Between My Teeth?

December 13, 2023

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While teeth do a great job of chewing food into a more easily digestible state, they often get little bits of food and other debris stuck between them. This happens to everyone and can usually be handled by flushing your mouth out a few times or by having a thorough oral hygiene session. Here’s a brief guide on how to remove objects that are stuck between your teeth and how to tell if you need to see a dentist.


What’s the Difference Between Veneers and Lumineers?

November 10, 2023

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Woman shows off smile

Porcelain veneers and Lumineers can both be excellent ways to beautify a smile, but there is some confusion floating around about the difference between them. While they are both used to cover extensive flaws in natural teeth such as cracks, chips, gaps, discoloration, and stains, their shapes and the means by which they are attached to the teeth make them significantly different treatments. Here’s some information about the differences between Lumineers and porcelain veneers to help give you an idea of which option might be right for you.


It Just Gets Better and Better: How Dentures Have Evolved Over the Years

October 13, 2023

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Humans have dealt with the problem of lost teeth since before the dawn of history, and throughout the millennia they have sought ways to replace them. As you’d probably guess, dental restorations in more primitive times were not as lifelike, comfortable, reliable, effective, or safe as they are today. Here’s how dentures have evolved over the centuries so you can appreciate how comfortable and realistic they are in their modern form.


My Dental Crown Fell Out; What Now?

September 13, 2023

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A dental crown can last for fifteen years or more with proper care, but accidents and unforeseen circumstances can cause them to fall out long before they are due to be replaced. It might happen as a result of an injury or your crown might break off when you’re in the middle of eating. In any case, it’s best to know what to do in this situation before it happens. Here’s what to do while waiting for your emergency dentist’s appointment after your dental crown becomes dislodged from your tooth.


3 Lifestyle Changes to Set Your Dental Implants Up for Success

August 15, 2023

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person with dental implants smiling

Are you a patient who has recently undergone dental implant surgery and wants to ensure the long-term success of your new tooth replacements? Dental implants, often considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, offer numerous benefits in terms of aesthetics and functionality. To maximize the longevity and effectiveness of your dental implants, consider making a few simple lifestyle adjustments. Read on to discover three straightforward changes you can implement to ensure the lasting success of your newly restored smile.


Your First Month with Dentures: What to Expect

July 12, 2023

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Elderly man smiling in dental chair holding dentures as dentist stands to the side with a thumbs up

Getting dentures restores more than your missing teeth – it restores your confidence! It’s great that you’ve taken the steps to complete your smile and raise your quality of life. While you should celebrate, you’re not quite home-free yet! The first month after getting dentures is often an adjustment period, but soon you’ll be used to wearing your dentures and back to smiling, talking, and eating as you had before. Here’s what to expect in your first month with dentures.

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