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Spice it Up: Can Turmeric be Used for Teeth Whitening?

December 15, 2023

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A spoon full of turmeric for teeth whitening

Folk remedies are nothing new. They’ve been used in many cultures for thousands of years and rely on natural ingredients for their medicinal properties. In recent years, turmeric has gained popularity not only as a culinary spice but also as a treatment for multiple health issues. Recently, teeth whitening has been added to that list.

But can turmeric really offer bright, white teeth with good, consistent results? Read on to learn more about teeth whitening treatments and how turmeric stacks up against the competition.


I Have a Special Occasion Coming Up; When Should I Start Whitening My Teeth?

November 10, 2023

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Lady shows off nice teeth

If there’s one thing incredibly common at special events these days, it’s photography. Cell phone cameras have made everyone into photographers, and pictures are constantly being taken at weddings, graduations, birthdays, and other special occasions. Many people would like to have their teeth whitened for these occasions, but they might wonder how soon before the event they should start the process. Here are some tips for knowing when to start whitening your teeth before a wedding, job interview, or other important event.


What Problems Can Poorly Fitting Dentures Cause?

October 13, 2023

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Modern dentures are lauded for feeling so comfortable that patients often forget they are there. However, they require periodic adjustments to maintain their good fit. The mouth will change and develop with age, and the dentures will need to be modified in order to continue holding their position stably, chewing effectively, and looking great when the patient smiles. Here are a few complications that can arise when your dentures aren’t fitting properly.


I Just Had Dental Implant Surgery; What Behaviors Should I Avoid?

September 27, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Dental implants are considered the golden standard in tooth replacement, but their success depends in no small part on how you take care of them after they are placed. Dental implants are intended to be a long-term investment that brings decades of benefits to your overall health, and their failure can be a significant health setback. Here are a few habits to avoid during the healing process.


The Truth About Chipping a Tooth: Where to Go and What to Do

September 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Computer enthusiasts love microchips. Patrons of Mexican restaurants love chips with salsa. Some people have best friends named Chip. Despite all the love these chips receive, nobody likes chips in their teeth. This sort of common dental injury can happen for reasons like sporting accidents, teeth grinding, or biting into food too hard. Fortunately, your emergency dentist is well-prepared to repair your tooth and have your smile back to its usual beautiful self. Here’s what to do when you chip a tooth to prevent further injury and have your smile repaired.


Why Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Better than Amalgam Fillings?

August 11, 2023

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Laughing woman

Your smile is an important asset for your diet and your social life, so you probably want to keep it looking and functioning at its best. For a long time, amalgam fillings were the only way to repair cavities, but they can be more visible than some patients would like. Today, tooth-colored alternatives are available, and they have more advantages than just being pretty. Read on to learn about how tooth-colored fillings can be the best solution for your cavity.


3 Reasons for a Tooth Extraction Even if You Feel No Pain

July 5, 2023

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extracted tooth

You visit the dentist’s office expecting to get a clean bill of health. Unfortunately, you learn that you need to have a tooth removed. But why? If you’re not in pain, why is this something you must have completed? To answer why your tooth needs to be extracted even if you’re feeling no pain, a dentist shares 3 reasons this important process may be required so that you avoid future dental problems.


The Difference Between a Crown and Dental Filling

June 3, 2023

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All-ceramic dental crownsYour teeth are incredibly strong, but they aren’t indestructible. There are more treatments available than ever before to repair damaged teeth. However, dental crowns and fillings are among the most popular because they are durable and effective. Both offer restorative benefits, but there are several differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know to determine if a crown or dental filling is right for you.


Enhancing Your Smile with Non-Invasive Cosmetic Dentistry

May 10, 2023

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a man receiving a cosmetic dental treatment from his dentist

Is there something about your smile you don’t like? If so, you are not alone. A survey conducted by OnePoll found that 7 out of 10 people admit to feeling self-conscious about their teeth. Even though there are many cosmetic dentistry options available to fix dental imperfections, people often think they will require having a major procedure. However, there are many non-invasive cosmetic dental treatments available to upgrade your grin. Read on to learn more about them!


Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

April 20, 2023

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Woman looking in mirror to brush her teethA dental implant closely looks and feels like a natural tooth because it replicates both the root and the crown. Although it may look real, a dental implant differs from the tooth you’ve lost because it can’t get cavities. That doesn’t mean you can toss out your toothbrush. Any natural teeth are still at risk and there can be another danger hiding in your mouth that can cause your new smile to fail.


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