What to Expect During a Dental Filling

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Fillings are used to repair damaged teeth that have been affected by decay or trauma. A dental filling can help improve the function of the jaw for chewing and biting, as well as even out the surface of the tooth. Many patients with cavities experience sensitivity due to loss of enamel, which can also be […]

Do I Need a Crown?

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Dental crowns or “caps” are used to cover and protect damaged teeth. A crown may be constructed of a variety of materials, such as porcelain or metal, and is generally recommended to patients with damaged or missing teeth. When choosing a dental crown, there are many factors to consider, such as the strength, durability, and […]

Tips for a Brighter, Whiter Smile

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Many people desire a brighter, whiter smile but few know how to achieve dazzling pearly whites. Teeth can easily become discolored due to the foods and drinks you consume, habits like smoking, and natural enamel wear due to aging. Genetics also plays a role in the color of your teeth. Some people are born with […]

Can Red Meat Help Your Teeth?

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Meats that are red in color when raw are defined as “red meats.” This generally includes beef, lamb, mutton, pork, veal, goat, venison, and other red or processed meats from similar land mammals. Red meat is an excellent source of zinc and iron, and can help the body produce selenium, a powerful antioxidant. It has […]

New Year, New Smile

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It’s the start of a new year and you may be thinking about goals and what you want to achieve. New Year’s resolutions like losing weight or saving money are common. However, these are not the only things you can aspire to. This year, put a greater focus on your dental health. Check out these […]

Why Do I Have Tooth Sensitivity?

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Tooth sensitivity is more common than most people believe. In fact, about 1 in 8 adults may suffer from sensitive teeth. This is according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Tooth sensitivity can have many triggers. These triggers can include cold or hot drinks, sour or sweet foods, or […]

Teeth Bridges

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The average U.S. adult has at least three missing or decayed teeth, according to The American Dental Association. Dental bridges are a type of fixed restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. Traditional bridges are the most common type of dental bridge used when natural teeth surround a gap or missing tooth on […]

Types of Stains Teeth Whitening Can Fix

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Teeth stains can develop for a wide range of reasons. Stains surface because of food and beverage choices, poor oral hygiene habits, or the use of certain medications. Most teeth stains develop on the surface of the teeth (extrinsic teeth stains) or just below the enamel (intrinsic teeth stains). Some types of teeth stains, such […]

What Can and Can’t I Do With Clear Aligners

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Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population does not have the ideal bite, according to data from a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Invisalign aligners are designed to help straighten teeth and correct improper bites with fewer visits to the dentist office compared to traditional metal braces. However, there are certain things you should […]

Healthy Halloween Candy Dental Tips

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From candy corn and caramels to chewing gum and chocolate, Halloween is the one time of year when children can indulge in their favorite sugar-filled treats. Parents often worry about the damage Halloween candies cause to vulnerable teeth. While it’s okay to allow your little one to enjoy a few sweets, it’s important to establish […]