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Your Fangs Will Thank You; Here Are Some Dental Health Tips for Halloween

September 13, 2023

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Halloween is that one day of the year when we celebrate everything scary, spooky, or just plain weird. While many people love a good costume party and a night of trick-or-treating, the massive amounts of candy thrown around have long caused concern to dentists across the country. While the werewolves, vampires, and zombies among you are getting ready to bare their fangs this year, here are some pointers to help keep your smile beautiful for the rest of the year.


Do Teeth Cleanings Hurt?

August 2, 2023

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Female patient having a dental cleaningThe American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every 6 months for a dental cleaning and checkup. Brushing and flossing are effective at keeping your mouth clean, but they aren’t enough to keep preventable issues at bay, like tooth decay and gum disease. A routine cleaning removes the buildup missed by your toothbrush and flossing. You don’t have to worry about a painful treatment because cleanings shouldn’t hurt. Here’s what you can expect during your appointment.


Does My Dental Crown Need to Be Replaced?

July 13, 2023

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patients at dentist having dental crown placed

Dental crowns serve as a valuable dental restoration, frequently utilized to address various oral issues. Yet, like any dental work, they may eventually require replacement. There are indicators will aid in ensuring your oral health and the longevity of your dental restorations. So, keep reading as we explore four unmistakable signs that can help you determine when it might be time to consider replacing your dental crowns.


4 Reasons to Not Skip Out on Your Next Dental Cleaning

May 3, 2023

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a man getting his dental cleaning by his dentist

There are so many responsibilities in life that it can be easy to let certain ones go by the wayside. Oftentimes, dental cleanings and checkups can be delayed (and even completely avoided!) for a variety of reasons. However, once you know the importance of maintaining your biannual visits to your dentist, it can motivate you to keep that appointment! After all, caring for your smile is essential to your oral and overall health. Read on to learn four reasons to not skip out on your next dental cleaning.


Why Does Enamel Need to Be Removed for Veneers?

March 3, 2023

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a closeup of veneers being placed

Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you—so if you’re hoping to enhance yours with cosmetic dentistry, one of the best options at your disposal is porcelain veneers. Many patients have turned to them due to their remarkable results coupled with their outstanding longevity. That said, you should know that for veneers to work as intended, a small amount of enamel needs to be removed beforehand. Here’s more about why this is necessary and how it ultimately ensures the success of your treatment!


5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier Smile!

January 2, 2023

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people smiling happily for the New Year

As the new year draws closer, many people take the last few weeks of December to think about what they would like to improve in the coming months. In fact, it’s estimated that about 50% of Americans make resolutions. Oftentimes, these goals are related to your physical well-being. Why not include your oral health, too? If you would like a healthier, happier smile in 2023, here are five resolutions to help you achieve one!


4 Important Things to Keep in Mind About Dental Insurance

September 1, 2022

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Many people find dental insurance plans challenging to navigate on their own. This is because it doesn’t work the same way as the medical insurance that you’re used to. While they are similar in some aspects, they have plenty of differences. Everyone wants to maximize their benefits, but it is difficult to do when you don’t know exactly how it works. Read on to learn some helpful tips so you can grasp a better understanding of dental insurance.


Should I Get Veneers or Crowns?

August 10, 2022

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person wondering if they should get veneers or crowns

If your teeth have started to show signs of wear in the form of cracks, chips, or discoloration, you may be considering undergoing a cosmetic treatment to correct this. With so many treatments available, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can fix some similar issues, so which one should I go with? Read on to learn about how these treatments work and whether veneers or crowns are right for you.


4 Common Dental Flaws & How They’re Treated

June 3, 2022

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Woman pointing to her smile.

Are you unhappy with how your smile looks? Your situation isn’t hopeless; cosmetic dentistry can offer plenty of solutions to address various aesthetic flaws that might be present in your smile. Keep reading to learn more about four of the most common cosmetic flaws that patients experience, along with some of the ways that they can be treated.


3 Reasons to Get a Root Canal Even When Your Tooth Stops Hurting

April 8, 2022

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Woman holding cheek while visiting with dentist

Since scheduling root canal therapy with your dentist, your toothache might have faded on its own. In that situation, you might believe you don’t need treatment anymore and should cancel your appointment. After all, if you’re no longer in pain, that means the problem resolved itself, right?

Unfortunately, that’s an incorrect answer. Even if your toothache is gone, you probably still need root canal therapy. For those wanting to know why that’s the case, read on to learn why toothaches go away and how root canals can apply regardless.

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