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Do I Need a Root Canal?

Having an achy tooth is quite the burden. Not only does it hurt, but it can even cause problems with chewing, eating, and drinking. Although toothaches can be caused by many things, the first thing people often wonder when having a toothache is, do I need a root canal? Root canals are restorative dental procedures

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Why Dental Hygiene is Important

In order to live healthy lives, most of us are aware that eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly are important daily habits. However, what about brushing and flossing? According to a study by US News, only 30% of Americans floss daily. And yet, brushing and flossing are just as important to living a healthy

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What is an Intraoral Camera?

Dental technology has rapidly advanced, leading to the introduction of various new products, all intricately designed to suit patients in need and help the dentist better diagnose dental problems earlier on. As the improvement of dental technology increases, so does the standard of dental care. One piece of equipment that is now becoming standard for

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How a Broken Tooth is Fixed

Imagine you’re sitting down on the couch after a long day with your bowl of popcorn to watch a movie. As you’re contently crunching on buttery morsels and intently watching the movie, you suddenly bite down on a kernel that managed to hide itself in your otherwise fluffy handful of exploded corn. You hear a

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How Much Tooth is Needed for a Dental Crown?

If you’ve ever had a dental crown placed, you know that it is a cap that is cemented over your natural tooth. However, do you know how much tooth is needed for a crown? Chances are, probably not. Don’t feel bad though, this is not common knowledge (unless you’re a dentist!). Nevertheless, it doesn’t hurt

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Why Get Veneers?

What are Veneers? Almost everyone has heard about veneers at some point in their life. In fact, veneers are one of the most commonly performed cosmetic dental procedures. If you are considering a smile makeover, you may even find yourself entertaining the idea of getting veneers. But, are veneers right for you and why should

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4 Types of Dental Cleanings

Although cosmetic dentistry offers various methods to replace missing teeth, the best solution is always to keep your natural teeth. Maintaining your smile with proper dental hygiene and regular dental visits helps to minimize the risk of developing dental conditions that can lead to tooth loss. The two main causes of tooth loss are tooth

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The Top 5 Cosmetic Dental Treatments

Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and it can go a long way in making a good first impression. People who smile more often are perceived as being more friendly, honest, and attractive. For these reasons, it is highly beneficial to have a fabulous smile.  Unfortunately, not everyone is

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3 Reasons to Consider Cosmetic Dentures

Gaps in the mouth left by missing teeth are not only unsightly, but they can make it difficult to eat and speak properly. Furthermore, the surrounding teeth can also shift over time to fill in the space left by missing teeth. This can disturb both the function and look of your smile. For these reasons,

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The 3 Steps of a Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Did you know that as many as 36 million Americans have no teeth?(Source). The condition of having no teeth is known as edentulism. In most cases, the elderly are prone to edentulism because of excess plaque accumulation, gum disease, and certain medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and rheumatoid arthritis. Edentulism can be extremely problematic

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7 Things to Look for in a Cosmetic Dentist

Cosmetic dentistry can do wonders for smiles that have become less than perfect over the years. However, it’s not only the cosmetic dental procedure that can recreate your smile, but it is your cosmetic dentist that is ultimately responsible for obtaining the best results. Unfortunately, cosmetic dentists are not all cut from the same cloth

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3 Types of TMJ Treatments Recommended by Your Dentist

Did you know that temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD and sometimes simply TMJ, affects millions of Americans every year? In fact, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) notes that they estimate over 10 million Americans are affected by the disorder.  Unfortunately, TMD can cause a range of uncomfortable symptoms including

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5 Facts About Dental Inlays/Onlays

Did you know that 91% of American adults aged 20-64 have had at least one dental cavity? In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that the percentage of adults with cavities increases with age. This means that at some point in your life you will most likely develop a dental cavity,

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5 Facts About Composite Fillings

When tooth decay strikes and the dentist announces that you have a cavity that needs to be filled, you may be wondering how your smile will be affected. In the past, dental fillings may have not had the most aesthetically-pleasing look. With modern dentistry, however, unattractive dental fillings are a thing of the past.  Nowadays

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The Best Dental Hygiene Routine

Dental hygiene is beneficial for everyone. Whether you’re trying to maintain a newly restored smile or are simply trying to prevent extra visits to the dentist, dental hygiene practices can help you. This raises the question, what is the best dental hygiene routine? In short, the best dental hygiene routine is one that uses the

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Dental Bonding

The world of cosmetic dentistry allows us to obtain perfect, white smiles. However, some of these cosmetic dental procedures can be pricey or somewhat invasive. Many people yearn for a beautiful smile without the expense or complicated procedures. This is where dental bonding becomes the perfect cosmetic dental treatment. Dental bonding, sometimes referred to as

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Full Mouth Reconstructions For The Perfect Smile

Do you have years of dental neglect or a traumatic oral injury standing in the way of a perfect smile? Is it going to take more than a dental filling or dental crown to give you that smile you’ve always dreamed of? Don’t despair any longer! Thanks to modern dental technology, you can still attain

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Dental Restorations: Porcelain vs. Composite

Dental restorations have been around since approximately 166-201 AD. During this time, the Estruscans began to experiment with dental prosthetics such as dental crowns and fixed bridgework. Then, in 700 AD, the Chinese began to use a “silver paste” which is believed to be the beginnings of silver amalgam. Gold fillings were a common dental

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What is the “Black Triangle” and How is it Treated?

There’s been a great many famous triangles in history: the Bermuda triangle, the Pythagorean triangle, various love triangles… In the wonderful world of dentistry, however, one of the most talked about triangles is the black triangle. Are you familiar with the black triangle and how it can affect your smile? If not, you’re not alone. 

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What is a Dental Implant

If you’ve been looking into ways to correct dental concerns involving teeth that have been extracted, you may have heard someone speak about dental implants. If you’ve never heard of these before you may have a number of questions about these incredible restorative treatments and how they can help you regain a beautiful smile. While

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The Science of Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments. As of 2018, the Oral Health Group estimated that Americans spent $11 billion on products and procedures for teeth whitening. They also found that three in ten cosmetic dentists saw an increase in teeth whitening procedures. It is evident that teeth whitening procedures are

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The Cardiac – Oral Health Connection

Research has revealed that there may be a connection between the health of your teeth and your risk of getting heart disease. While further research is going to be necessary to understand this connection, enough has been revealed to indicate that there is a definite correlation between poor oral health and an increased risk of

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Special Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the greatest dental restorations available. They offer stability, durability, reliability, aesthetics, and the ability to almost completely restore a tooth to its natural function. They are truly amazing feats of dental technology. Although you may be familiar with what dental implants are, there are many things about dental implants that

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Am I A Candidate For Veneers?

Do you feel like you need to hide your smile because your teeth are crooked, chipped, or discolored? Are you looking for a way to fix these conditions that fit the realities of your life? Have you heard about veneers and wondered whether or not they’re right for you? If these apply to you it’s

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Celebrating Our Dental Hygienists

The second week in April is devoted to celebrating dental hygienists. The profession of dental hygienists began back in Connecticut during 1913 once dental science realized that oral hygiene is a key factor in the prevention of decay and disease. The profession has continued to grow since that time and is expected to continue to

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3 Techniques To Whiten Your Teeth

Beautiful white teeth are something that can affect every level of your life, from your social interactions all the way up to changing how successful you are at your chosen career. The level of confidence that you feel knowing that your smile isn’t discolored or yellow can make a huge difference in your life. Some

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How Your Dental Health Changes as You Age

Your dental health, just like your overall health, changes as you age. With these changes, comes new opportunities for dental problems. Although many people take it for granted that they will someday lose all their teeth, this is not the case. In fact about 75% of people over the age of 65 are now able to

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What are ACCD Credentials and Why They’re Important

Cosmetic dentistry is synchrony between artistic aesthetics and scientific advancement. With a modern age centered around promoting your best self, cosmetic dentistry has become increasingly popular. Cosmetic dental treatments such as dental implants, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and others allow dental patients to correct their smile imperfections to obtain beautiful smiles. With such a large

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