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Understanding Smile Dysmorphia And Its Risk To Oral Health

Our appearance has always been important to us. This is evidenced by the ongoing evolution of fashion, make-up, and exercise regimes that come and go. The recent rise of social media has made this even more prominent in people’s lives. Now, we are comparing ourselves with millions of people worldwide. While the internet has brought […]

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Damaged Teeth

How Cosmetic Dentists Improve Your Smile

Your cosmetic dentist has a broad range of tools dedicated to improving the appearance of your smile. These same tools can also play a central role in improving your oral health. The tools they use to reform the shape and size of your teeth can improve imperfections as part of combined restorative/cosmetic care. Cosmetic dentists […]

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Leading Indicators of Pediatric Tooth Decay

One essential part of ensuring lifelong oral health is protecting the health of our teeth in our youth. The occurrence of cavities and other oral health concerns at this time can have a lasting impact on our adult health. This is due to the role that the primary, or baby, teeth play in setting up […]

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CBCT

How CBCT Enhances The Results of Endodontic Care

The overarching goal of any dentist is to deliver the best possible results for their patients. Achieving this goal can be tricky, however. They need access to the right tools and have the proper skills honed and up to date. With these two elements in place, they can provide the best possible diagnosis and treatment […]

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Dental Bonding

The Top Aesthetic and Restorative Products Used By Dentists

Whether you’re laying drywall or rebuilding a tooth, the materials you use are going to make a difference. Your dental provider is an expert in their field, understanding the right techniques and treatments that can be used to restore and beautify your teeth. Part of accomplishing their desired goal is making sure they use the […]

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Orthodontics

 Getting Relief From Orthodontic Pain After Care

Receiving your orthodontic appliances can be a time of excitement and optimism. For many, it marks the first step towards a life free from a smile they’ve been embarrassed to share. Instead, they are anticipating the day when they can remove their appliance and share a bright, straightened smile with the world. The journey to […]

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What Makes A Dental Brand Trustworthy?

Caring for their patient’s teeth is a responsibility dentists take very seriously. Treating diseases, providing preventative care, and planning for long-term care are at the top of the list. Understanding how they accomplish all this is something many patients wonder about. An important aspect of this process is knowing which products are best for achieving […]

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Teledentistry

From Office Visits To Teledentistry

Our already app-centric culture has found more ways to integrate remote care into our paradigm throughout the pandemic. While access to this technology already existed for many patients and clinics, the imperative to use it became apparent in our current environment. However, there are still many specialties and practices that many wonder if they can […]

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Digital Impression

How Digital Dental Design Is Changing Dental Care

Dental restorations are one of the most frequently requested and performed procedures. There are numerous reasons that a patient may need dental restoration. These can include illness, tooth decay, or physical trauma from an injury. Restorations have always been a popular option for those looking to restore a beautiful bright smile. Restorations are generally successful, […]

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Cavities

How To Help Put An End To Cavities

Dental cavities have been slowly on the decline since the 1970’s when the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the American Dental Association began setting oral hygiene standards.  While this decline remained steady for decades, 1994 started to see a reversal of this trend.  The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has released studies […]

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Natural Toothpaste

Maintaining A Beautiful Smile, Responsibly

Of all the things you’ll find in your medical cabinet, plastic is probably the most prevalent. Almost everything in there is made from this material. Medicine bottles, toothbrushes, mouthwash bottles, and toothpaste tubes all have it in it. Once everything is used up and tossed in the waste bin, it amounts to an immense amount […]

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Braces Discomfort Is Still A Reality, But So Is Relief

At last accounting, there were just over 4 million people in the US with braces. This number has grown dramatically over the previous years. The increase shows no sign of slowing as more people see the benefits of braces at any age. Where once it was only the occasional individual who had braces, now it’s […]

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What Periodontal Disease Is And How Vitamin D Helps

The importance of Vitamin D to healthy teeth and bones is well-known. What is less well-known is that many aspects of our oral health rely on it. Vitamin D Deficiency is connected to low-mineral bone density and inflammatory diseases. Periodontal disease is one inflammatory disease that is known to be affected by Vitamin D deficiency. […]

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Navigating The Oral Health Concerns That Occur During Pregnancy

The nine months before you give birth to your baby are full of health concerns and frequent check-ups with your medical professionals. There are risks to your oral health during pregnancy as well, meaning that your dentist should be among those you’re preparing to visit. These risks come from the heightened need for minerals, vitamins […]

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How Your Dentist Can Identify Sleep Apnea From Your Tongue

When you awake in the morning, do you ever notice imprints of teeth on your tongue? Have you found yourself being tired throughout the day, no matter how much sleep you got? These are two indicators that may suggest that you’re experiencing a condition known as OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Your tongue is just […]

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Discarded toothbrush on the beach

How To Brush Your Teeth Sustainably And Save The Environment

Plastic has ultimately dominated the environment, as the world’s manufacturing companies have taken this non-biodegradable material and infiltrated every industry, including the dental industry. Plastic can often be found in our toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, and floss containers due to its low price and easy-to-mold properties, making it one of the most highly used commodities in […]

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The Amazing Role Bonding Adhesives Play In Preventing Dental Lesions

The bonding adhesive that your dentist uses to affix your orthodontic devices, such as braces, to your teeth does more than just hold them in place. For years there has been a risk of white spot lesions forming on the dental surface due to the added difficulty in caring for the teeth at these spots. […]

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How Oral Health Affects Risks of Alzheimer’s Disease

Gum disease occurs when the tissues responsible for supporting your teeth becoming infected, often as a result of poor oral hygiene. Within our mouths can be found over 700 species of bacteria, all waiting to find a niche in our mouths to flourish. Proper oral hygiene practices deprive them of this opportunity. While the risk […]

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How Mouth Guards Can Help Protect Your Teeth

Whether you’re engaged in an active lifestyle or are experiencing complications from clenching and grinding your teeth, mouth guards can help. No amount of dental hygiene can protect your teeth from impacts experienced on the court or from the damage caused by symptoms of Bruxism. Communicating with your dentist can help you determine if mouth […]

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Man baring teeth and gums infected with periodontal disease

Discover The Link Between Gum Disease And Cancer

The link between whole-body health and the health of our teeth and gums becomes better understood with every passing year. While periodontal disease has been shown to make it more difficult to manage blood sugar in diabetics and that issues with the TMJ can affect posture, research linking it to cancer is causing great concern. […]

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The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

When you smile at your face in the mirror, the first thing you see is a standing henge of teeth standing in a pink gummy hill. Looking at these seemingly impenetrable structures, you may not realize that your teeth are more than just their hard outer shell. Beneath that resilient layer of enamel lays the […]

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth Is Important?

While it’s not at all uncommon for the average American adult to have one or more missing teeth, there’s a broad misunderstanding about the importance of replacing them. When asked why patients think that a tooth should be replaced, they most often bring up topics of aesthetic appearance and eating ability. These are both benefits […]

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Food’s That Brighten Tooth Enamel

When we hear people talk about food in relation to dental health, it’s typically in the form of a list of ‘do not’ and ‘avoid these.’ This can make any conversation about eating and keeping our teeth healthy fairly depressing, as those lists tend to include all that is good in life when it comes […]

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Proper Brushing of Dentures

Caring For Your Dentures

So you’ve just received your first pair of dentures, and you’re finally able to smile and eat again with confidence. At this point, doubtless, you’re wanting to protect your investment as long as possible so you can extend the life of your dentures. Caring for your dentures isn’t complicated, but it does require a certain […]

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Family of Big Smiles

The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Visiting your dentist requires a knowledge of who you’ll be seeing, what treatments they can offer, and who they can see under insurance coverage. The extensive training involved, how they care for their patients, and the accommodations they’re able to make all matter in selecting a dentist you can trust and value as a community […]

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Man comparing dental veneer tones

Maintaining Your Dental Restoration

When you’ve made the investment of time and money involved in getting a dental restoration, you want to make sure it will last you as long as possible. Dental restoration is a beautiful technology that allows us to restore broken and missing teeth to provide our patients with a natural smile. For all the benefits […]

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Patient considering Invisalign

4 Popular Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments

A dazzling smile is a powerful way to make a great first impression. Over time people have come to learn how a great-looking smile can enhance your self-esteem and your overall appearance. Cosmetic dentistry is increasingly popular with every passing year, with new treatments being released frequently. We’ve provided a selection of some of the […]

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Woman with beautiful white smile

Do You Need a Smile Makeover?

Smile makeovers, another word for a cosmetic treatment, give people with an unhappy smile something to beam about! Improving your smile might be just what you need to keep your spirits up, give yourself a great confidence boost, and make the first impression you desire when you meet new friends, potential partners, and employers. Smile […]

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Your Child, Pacifiers, and Thumb-Sucking

Thumb sucking is often considered a normal part of the development process, and when it comes to infants, this is 100% accurate. If it continues after a child’s first teeth start to appear, it begins to become a problem. Over a long enough timeline, thumb-sucking and pacifier use can result in the displacement of the […]

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Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use: How it Affects Your Child’s Bite

Thumb-sucking in children is normal reflex children have; it can calm them down, it can help them sleep easily, and it’s normally seen as a transition from infant to toddlerhood. Thumb sucking and pacifier usually happen around age two and is discontinued around age four. However, if these habits continue beyond this age and show […]

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