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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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Why Are Tooth-Colored Fillings Better than Amalgam Fillings?

August 11, 2023

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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.

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

July 5, 2023

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Possible Preliminary Procedures Before Getting Dental Implants

April 10, 2023

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Bone grafting procedureDental implants are the next best thing to real teeth because they replace both the roots and the crowns. You will never have to worry about missing teeth again because dental implants can last for 30 years or longer. However, you may need a little prep work before undergoing your placement surgery. Don’t be alarmed. Here are a few common preliminary procedures needed before getting dental implants.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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