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White Fillings

Thanks to the advancements in dentistry over the past couple of decades, having a tooth restored does not need to compromise the appearance of your smile. Your smile is one of your most personable assets – one that you can easily share with anyone around you. It is also one of the characteristics that mark your personality and how others see you. Despite the most meticulous oral hygiene, most people will experience at least one cavity during their lifetime. Up until just a decade ago, cavities were always filled with silver amalgam fillings. While effective, these fillings are visible in the teeth, making people feel self-conscious about their smiles. Thankfully, white fillings are available that blend perfectly into the teeth for a healthy restoration and beautiful smile.
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Make Healthy Choices To Protect Your Smile

You only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime, so it is vitally important that you make healthy choices to protect your smile. One of the most overlooked aspects of good oral health is a person’s diet. We all know that what you eat impacts your weight and overall health. But what you eat also has a direct impact on your oral health. All foods and beverages must enter through the mouth, so it should not be a surprise to see the connection between dietary choices and oral health.
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Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dental procedure that is designed to improve the color, size, and shape of your teeth. Many celebrities have used porcelain veneers to achieve that winning smile. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made porcelain tooth covers attached to the front of the teeth. They can correct gaps, chips, and minor alignment issues. Porcelain veneers are applied by a dentist who will file away some of the enamel and then will cement the veneer onto the tooth. Porcelain veneers typically last between 10 and 15 years.
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Back to School Dental Check-ups

Our schedules are busy with kids going back to school and after school activities. We cannot let our busy schedules keep us from neglecting our children’s dental health. Maintaining regular dental check-ups are just as important as well visits for your children with their pediatrician. During the summer kids tend to be more relaxed in their brushing and flossing which could lead to dental problems.
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Dental Implants

Did you know that dental implants have been traced back to the Mayans in 600 AD? Dental implants were in the form of shells replacing the missing tooth. Dental implants started to become more common in the 1950s with the discovery of titanium fusing to the bone. Today’s dental implants have come a long way and come in different shapes and sizes to give a more natural look and feel.
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Discrete Ways To Straighten Your Smile

While cosmetic dentistry now represents the largest nonsurgical beauty industry after makeup, as noted by New York Magazine, it’s no surprise that having a straight smile has become an obsession. In fact, some claim that a straight smile is preferred over clear skin! In any case, the popularity of clear orthodontics has grown exponentially, as more teens and adults are opting for treatment. Fortunately, there are discrete ways to straighten one’s smile.
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Dental Technologies

Like other healthcare professions, the face of dentistry is changing due to innovations in technologies. While these advancements streamline dental examinations and treatment, they also make visits more enjoyable and comfortable for patients. This is great news, as many people continue to avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety or an undesirable experience in the past. Consider the following discussion of the some of the latest in dental technologies.
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Emergency Dental Care

While some dental concerns require immediate attention, such as a knocked out tooth or a painful abscess, others cause one to question if it is a true emergency. Perhaps you’re wondering, “if I lose a dental filling, do I need to call the dentist right away?” “What if my tooth becomes cracked when I bite down on hard candy or ice?”
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Receding Gums

A relatively common dental condition, receding gums can become a health concern when the roots of teeth become exposed, leaving the teeth at risk for decay, infection and loss (Medical News Today). As such, most individuals do not realize that they have receding gums until they are at an advanced stage or recession. Thus, to better understand gum tissues and what causes them to pull away from teeth, continue reading below.
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Pregnancy and Oral Health

While pregnancy brings with it a world of change in the body and mind of an expecting mother, it can also change her oral health. This is due to increased blood flow during pregnancy, an increase of acid in the mouth and rising hormonal levels, as explained by the March of Dimes. Thus, a pregnant woman is at a greater risk of having dental health problems. What’s more, the Maternal and Child Health Journal reports that a woman’s history with gum disease and/or dental caries can also impact the oral health of her child. Given the strong connection between oral and overall health, coupled with dental health risks during pregnancy, it’s more important than ever to commit to regular dental checkups.
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