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Key Differences Between Dental Crowns and Fillings You Should Know

August 30, 2023

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To someone unfamiliar with dental terms or treatments, a crown and a filling may seem interchangeable. They are both used to repair teeth, right? However, the reality is that these are different restorations that you need to understand. Keep reading to learn how crowns and fillings are unique and how they can help your smile get back on track to full health.


Diet: The Secret to Extending the Life of Your Veneers

August 14, 2023

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man eating a healthy meal

A flawless, confident smile is timeless. For some, veneers are necessary to achieve perfection, but maintenance is simple and well worthwhile. Of course, to keep your veneers in excellent shape, you must brush and floss your teeth every day and see the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings, but will you need to alter your daily diet? It depends on the stage of treatment you’re in and how long you want your veneers to last! With the right choices, your veneers could still look great at 20 years or even more. Learn about what you should and shouldn’t eat to preserve your perfect smile.


Just How Much Enamel Is Removed for Veneers?

July 26, 2023

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set of four veneers on front teeth

You’ve seen the results on some of your favorite Hollywood stars. Maybe you even know someone who has improved their smile with veneers. But when you learn that the process of getting veneers involves removing some enamel, you hesitate to try this treatment for yourself. Do you really want part of your tooth structure to be taken away? In this post, you’ll learn why this step is necessary, how much enamel is removed, and what the veneers process entails.


Top 3 Reasons Temporary Veneers Are Necessary

July 11, 2023

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temporary veneer held by an instrument

After years of looking forward to a flawless smile, you finally decide to get veneers. You can’t wait to see how perfect your teeth will look. However, you find out that you’ll need two appointments to get your veneers, and at the end of your first visit, the dentist attaches temporary ones. Why do you need to wear these versions now? Why can’t you just wait until your custom veneers are ready? Read on to learn about the reasons that your temporary veneers are necessary.


You Asked, We Answered: Can Dental Implants Get Cavities?

June 29, 2023

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natural tooth next to a dental implant

In the past, you struggled with cavities. Perhaps they even contributed to some of your tooth loss. Now, you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, but will your old enemy return and cause more damage to your new smile?

The good news is that cavities cannot affect implants, but you should know that these false teeth are not impervious to other complications. Keep reading to understand how best to take care of your dental implants decade after decade.


Teeth Whitening or Dental Implants: Which Should Be Done First?

June 14, 2023

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dental implant with natural teeth

After losing a tooth, you never thought your smile could look good again. But then your dentist tells you about replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant. It feels like getting a fresh start for your smile! To truly have a new beginning, you consider whitening your remaining healthy teeth, but should you wait until after you have the implant put in or do it beforehand? Does the order of these treatments matter? Continue reading to learn the answer!


Eating After Wisdom Tooth Extraction: What to Keep in Mind

May 15, 2023

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closeup of pliers and wisdom teeth

Coming home from the dentist’s office after wisdom tooth extraction, you may not feel like eating much right away. After a while, however, you may start to feel hungry, but what could you eat while your mouth recovers from this procedure? Here are some guiding principles to help you select the right kinds of food to get back to normal oral health without running into complications or setbacks.


Foods You Should Not Eat with Traditional Dentures

April 26, 2023

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dentures around an apple

After losing your natural teeth, you have come to appreciate having a complete smile. In addition to having confidence to smile, you miss the ability to eat certain foods most of all. When you get your new dentures, you imagine all you will be able to bite and chew again.

Wait! Before you dig in, you need to know the limitations of your traditional dentures. There are some foods that do not pair well with these replacements, and knowing them from the start can help you avoid uncomfortable or embarrassing situations down the road.


How Drinking Through a Straw Can Protect Your Smile

April 14, 2023

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woman drinking through a straw

When you stop by your favorite gas station and get a soda, you decide to not get a straw this time. It is a small gesture, but every little bit helps the environment, right? Although potentially damaging for nature, drinking through a straw can actually be good for your oral health to protect against cavities and dental erosion. Keep reading to understand how this small tube can help you keep your smile healthy and strong!


Can Salt Harm Your Smile?

March 16, 2023

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container of salt

What foods cause cavities? Your initial answer may be candy or sweets. It is easy to blame these as the main culprits, but the truth is far more complicated. In fact, did you know that although salt doesn’t directly lead to cavities, having too much of it in your diet can increase the likelihood of tooth damage? In this post, learn how salt, or sodium, can impact your teeth and what you can do to keep your smile healthy.

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