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How Tooth Loss Can Change Your Facial Structure

March 2, 2023

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a patient with dental implants smiling

Having missing teeth can pose quite a few problems; not only is your oral functionality greatly diminished, but those unattractive gaps in your grin can cause some serious self-esteem issues! But did you know that missing teeth can also lead to undesirable changes in your facial structure? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know about this issue, along with how dental implants offer an impressive solution that’ll have your smile looking and feeling its best once more.


Do You Still Need a Root Canal if Your Tooth Pain Stops?

February 15, 2023

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person wondering if they still need root canal

A severe toothache can be caused by a variety of things, including a tooth infection. This occurs when bacteria enter the tooth and make their way into the pulp. It’s usually the result of an untreated cavity and requires root canal therapy to get rid of the infection and save the tooth. Though pain is a common part of having a tooth infection, it may sometimes disappear out of nowhere. Continue reading to learn what this means and why you still need to undergo root canal therapy.


3 Factors That Affect How Expensive Root Canals Are

January 24, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting their dentist

If a cavity is left untreated, it can develop into a serious infection. This may lead to the need for a root canal. This treatment is used to remove the infected pulp of the tooth before cleaning it and sealing it off. Though this is the only way to save a tooth in that condition, you may be wondering how much it costs. Continue reading to learn about the factors that contribute to how expensive root canals are.


Will Nitrous Oxide Put You to Sleep?

December 19, 2022

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Smiling patient wearing nasal mask for nitrous oxide

If the prospect of undergoing dental treatment makes you feel a little uneasy, you are far from alone. Thankfully, many dentists offer sedation to help their patients enjoy a relaxing, stress-free experience. One popular form of sedation is nitrous oxide. What exactly is nitrous oxide? What does it feel like? Will it put you to sleep? Read on below to learn the answers.


4 Cosmetic Treatments That Aren’t Just for Celebrities

November 17, 2022

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Close-up of a woman’s smile after cosmetic dentistry

Have you ever wished that your smile could look like the ones you see on TV or in movies? That might be easier to achieve than you think! Many celebrities use cosmetic dentistry to make their teeth look as dazzling as possible, and you can do the same. The following post explores 4 cosmetic services that you can use to give your grin the red-carpet treatment.


3 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Getting a Root Canal

October 10, 2022

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Dentist filling smiling patient’s root canal

In pop culture, root canals have become something of a shorthand for “painful dental procedures.” The cartoon version might have a character walk out of the dentist’s office with a bright red swollen cheek, covered in crisscrossed bandages, smothered in an absurdly large ice pack. The fact is, the idea that root canals are painful is outdated. If you have a deep infection in a molar, it’s about the easiest treatment option there is. To assuage your fears, here are a few reasons why you won’t regret getting a root canal.


4 of the Most Common Dental Flaws (& Their Treatments)

September 8, 2022

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Closeup of woman covering her smile

According to a recent study conducted by Wakefield Research, more than one-third of Americans are unhappy with their smile. So, if you don’t like the way yours looks in pictures or you feel the need to cover it when you laugh, you’re not alone. Don’t fret – that’s where cosmetic dentistry comes in. With this in mind, keep reading to learn a few of the most common cosmetic dental flaws and how your dentist can address them.


4 Foods to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Teeth Whitening Results

August 31, 2022

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a cup of celery and carrot sticks on a wooden table

After years of consuming foods and beverages that have pigments that cling to your teeth and cause them to have a yellowish tint, many people turn to professional teeth whitening to grow newfound confidence in their smile. In many cases, these treatments offer results within a single visit to the dentist or if you choose the at-home option, within two weeks. However, the question that many people who invest in a whiter smile have is, “How do I keep my teeth from looking discolored again?” Read on to learn about four foods that can help you get the most out of your newly brightened grin.


5 Foods That Can Chip Teeth

August 24, 2022

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person with a hijab on with a TV remote in their hand and a bowl of popcorn in their lap sitting on a couch

The daily stresses of life can be a lot to handle, but when you add a visit to the emergency dentist to it, it can become overwhelming! Unlike broken bones and cuts, your teeth won’t heal once you break them, meaning if you accidentally chomp on the wrong food, like a rock-solid popcorn kernel, it could mean permanent damage to your smile. By avoiding these five foods that can chip teeth below, you’ll be able to preserve your smile, all while saving yourself from a stressful dental visit.


4 Foods to Keep Away From After Teeth Whitening

July 12, 2022

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woman eating chocolate after teeth whitening in Indianapolis

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular and cost-effective methods to improve your smile. Whether you choose to undergo an in-office process or use take-home kits, you can be sure to enjoy your results for several months to over a year. However, some factors can affect how long your cosmetic solution lasts, including your diet. Keep reading to learn about four foods you should avoid following your teeth whitening procedure!

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