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How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

May 3, 2024

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dentist holding veneers up to patient’s teeth

Porcelain veneers are like thin covers that go on the front of your teeth. They’re made to match the color of your other teeth. If you take good care of them, they can last for 15 years or more. They’re great for hiding small cracks, chips, gaps, stains, or teeth that aren’t perfectly shaped. But before they can put them on, your dentist needs to remove a little bit of the outer layer of your tooth, called enamel. Keep reading to find out more about why they do this and how much enamel they need to remove.

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Does It Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

April 22, 2024

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Dental model of implant-supported bridgeThere’s no denying the benefits of dental implants, which is why over 500,000 Americans invest in them every year. As the only treatment to mimic both the tooth roots and the crowns, they look and feel natural. However, you will require oral surgery to place the posts in your jaw. Don’t worry about a painful day in the dentist’s chair. Here’s what you can expect when completing your smile with dental implants.

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What to Expect During My First Month with Dentures

March 4, 2024

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person with dentures smiling

Are you missing multiple teeth and feeling self-conscious about gaps in your smile? Dentures can be a great solution to restore your confidence and smile. They’re designed to look natural, whether you’re replacing a few teeth or an entire set. If you’re new to dentures or thinking about getting them, it’s important to know that there’s an adjustment period when you first start wearing them. As you adapt to your dentures, you might experience some changes in how they feel. Read on to learn what to expect during the first month with dentures and get tips to help you smoothly transition to your new smile.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Beauty at Any Age!

February 7, 2024

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Senior with a beautiful smile

The popularity of cosmetic dentistry has absolutely exploded in recent years. With the rise of social media people are more concerned about their appearance than ever, and that includes the look of their teeth.

However, cosmetic dentistry isn’t just the realm of young social media influencers. There are plenty of seniors who are equally interested in improving the look of their teeth, though many of them are concerned about whether they’re too old for the treatment. If that sounds like you, here’s what you should know about the prospect of getting cosmetic treatment at an older age.

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What’s My Dentist Trying to Pull? Some Common Misconceptions About Tooth Extractions

January 12, 2024

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Tooth

If your dentist has recommended a tooth extraction, you might be understandably nervous. While many people have had teeth removed for reasons like infection, injury, or crowding, there are many misconceptions about what it is like to undergo an extraction. Here are a few myths about tooth extraction as well as the truths behind them so you can feel a little more comfortable about the procedure.

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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.

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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.

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What Problems Can Poorly Fitting Dentures Cause?

October 13, 2023

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Denture

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.

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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.

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

September 13, 2023

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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.

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