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

Halloween candy. Dental tips

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 […]

Sports: Don’t Forget the Mouthguard

Mouthguards and sports

Athletes depend on shoulder pads, helmets, gloves, and other essential gear to keep them safe on the field. However, there is one piece of equipment that is often overlooked. Mouthguards are recommended to athletes as a way to protect their teeth from injuries during sports. According to the American Dental Association (ACA), it’s use has […]

Your Health and the Color of Your Tongue

Health and tongue color

Your tongue can tell you a lot about your health. A healthy tongue is usually pink with a thin whitish coating. There should be no cracks or ulcers on the surface and its size should be of medium thickness. The tongue also contains small nodules that may feel slightly fuzzy. These are known as papillae […]

Deciding Between Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers

Dental Bonding and Porcelain Veneers

When you decide to enhance the look of your smile, you may have trouble choosing a treatment. When it comes to cosmetic dentistry, Largo FL dentists offer a wide range of excellent services. Some of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures performed include dental bonding and porcelain veneers. While both of these options can help […]

Managing Your Dental Anxiety

Dental Anxiety

Dental anxiety describes the fear, stress, or anxiety a person may experience while in a dental environment. You have probably heard of people that are scared to go to the dentist. If you are one of these people, you may find that your anxiety prevents you from receiving the dental treatment you need for good […]

6 Interesting Facts your Probably Didn’t Know About your Teeth

Teeth Facts

They don’t seem to have miraculous functions at first glance, but teeth are one of the first things people notice about us. Preserving a healthy, white smile is of the utmost importance when meeting new people, whether professionally or personally. There’s a lot more to your set of pearly whites than meets the eye when […]

How Your Bite Affects Your Oral Health

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Your bite refers to the way that your lower and upper teeth fit together. To have a healthy bite, your upper teeth should fit just over your lower teeth. In addition, the cusps of your bottom molars should fit comfortably against the top molars. If you have misaligned teeth, your bite may be off, which […]