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  • Are Invisible Braces too Good to Be True?

    Straight teeth have big benefits for your smile. No only do correctly-positioned teeth enhance your appearance, but they also help prevent problems such as difficulty chewing, cleaning your teeth and gums, and even headaches from an uneven bite. If you weren’t able to get braces when you were younger, it’s understandable that you wouldn’t want […]

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    What Can You Expect from Dental Sedation?

    Sedation dentistry is the practice of using medication to help patients relax during their dental appointment. There are several different types of sedation dentistry ranging from inhaled to oral to intravenous. People who avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety or dental phobia can benefit from sedation dentistry and receive the treatment they need without distress. Here’s what […]

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    How Can Dentists Treat a “Gummy” Smile?

    A gummy smile typically has too much gum tissue covering the teeth, which can lead to a smile that’s composed of mostly gums. There are many causes of gummy smile, including teeth that didn’t erupt correctly, hyperactive upper lip muscles, and improper jaw development [1]. The lips, facial muscles, teeth, and gum tissue all play a role in […]

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    How Is Gum Disease Treated?

    Gum disease, also referred to as periodontal disease, is a condition in which bacteria accumulate around the gumline and cause an ongoing infection. As a result of this, gum disease causes symptoms such as gum inflammation, chronic bad breath, or bleeding gums [1]. With an estimated half of American adults over the age of 30 having some […]

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    How Durable Are Dental Veneers, and How Long Do They Last?

    Dental veneers are a thin layer of ceramic that’s placed over the front of your teeth to transform your smile. Veneers are custom-made for you and will look like a natural part of your mouth. Veneers are a popular form of treatment that can cover crooked teeth, stained teeth, or chipped teeth for a comprehensive smile makeover. With […]

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    How a Bright Smile Can Change Your Relationships

    Many people are surprised just how much a professional teeth whitening can change your life. When you have confidence in your smile and aren’t held back by stains or uneven color, you open your life up to new possibilities. Having a brighter smile can give you confidence in your personal life, in your professional life, and even encourage […]

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    How to Prevent and Treat Your Child’s Teeth Grinding

    Teeth grinding is a dangerous habit that can wear down teeth, cause gum inflammation, and can even cause tooth fractures. Bruxism—the technical term for teeth grinding—is damaging for people of any age. Kids are particularly susceptible to damage from teeth grinding because their permanent teeth are still forming. If your child is grinding his or her teeth, […]

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    What Are the Causes of a Receding Gum Line?

    A receding gum line happens when the gums pull back from the teeth to expose tooth roots. This recession can not only be unsightly and harmful to the teeth, but painful as well. Gum recession can cause tooth sensitivity and even loose teeth. Receding gums can have several causes. The following are some of the most common […]

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    When Should I Replace My Electronic Toothbrush Head?

    Many people feel their teeth receive a better cleaning when using an electric toothbrush. These toothbrushes typically require a charging station and come with a replaceable head that’s easily swapped out when needed. But how often do you need to change your electric toothbrush head? Here’s how often you should replace this essential part of your electric toothbrush […]

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    How Do I Treat My Baby’s Chipped Tooth?

    If you’re a new parent, much of your time is devoted to keeping your little one safe. As babies move closer to their toddler years and begin exploring for themselves, accidents can happen. Children who have some of their primary teeth in—or, babies older than six months or one year—can be prone to chipping their teeth. A chipped […]

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