Bonding vs Veneers

October 30, 2020

Bonding vs Veneers

A great smile makes for more than a pretty picture. It can lead to increased confidence, higher self-esteem, even improved energy and mood! With today’s dental advances, almost anyone can enhance their smile. Below we break down two of the most widely used cosmetic procedures – dental bonding and veneers. In general, bonding is typically the choice for small changes in an overall healthy mouth, while veneers tend to work better for patients who need ...

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Is Cosmetic Dentistry for the Long Haul?

September 29, 2020

Is Cosmetic Dentistry for the Long Haul?

If you or a loved one are considering cosmetic dentistry, you may be wondering what the long-term outlook is on your investment. To help, we’ve broken down four of the most popular types of cosmetic dentistry and included the average lifespan of results, as well as ways they can be maximized.  So, what determines if a dental procedure is  “cosmetic” or “general”? General dentistry  focuses on preventing and treating oral disease, whereas cosmetic dentistry ...

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Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

August 24, 2020

Why Replacing Lost Teeth is Important

For those individuals that have lost their teeth or have been suffering from missing teeth, it is important to understand how critical it is to address the issue. The reality is that nobody would like to live their life with missing teeth.  In addition to it looking very awkward, it also affects your self-confidence because it hinders you from being able to smile openly. Other than aesthetics, there are several other reasons why you should ...

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Are You Going to Need Dentures?

July 23, 2020

Are You Going to Need Dentures?

Did you know that this year in the United States alone, the number of adults expected to be wearing dentures is a whopping 37.9 million? That's about 4.3 million more people than just 30 years ago! So, you're not alone if you think you may be headed down that path. Even people that take great care of their teeth sometimes end up requiring dentures, simply due to the many years of ...

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Why A Smile Makeover Can Dramatically Change Your life

June 19, 2020

Why A Smile Makeover Can Dramatically Change Your life

What is the most powerful and profound facial expression of all time? The one expression that transcends all cultures while simultaneously bringing positivity to yourself and those around you. It's the humble Smile! Even though there are drastic differences between the many cultures around the world, psychologists have discovered that the smile transcends them all. When we smile, it signals friendliness, openness to engaging, and an interest in people. 3 Facts About Having a ...

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5 Home Remedies to Fight Gum Disease

May 20, 2020

5 Home Remedies to Fight Gum Disease

Gum disease, as known as periodontal disease, is the name for a range of oral health problems. These problems include gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) to the more severe periodontitis, where gums pull away from the teeth and allows the potential for more severe infection. Without treatment, gum disease can destroy the bone that supports your teeth, causing a large number of serious conditions. According to David Kennedy, DDS and past president of the International ...

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His very clean dental office is going to get even cleaner to reopen

May 18, 2020

His very clean dental office is going to get even cleaner to reopen

Pittsburgh dentist and prosthodontist Dr. John Waldman was never quite comfortable with his practice’s designation as a nonessential business. “Gun shops are open, and you can go fishing,” he said with a chuckle. “Dental offices are probably one of the cleaner places around. We sterilize everything.” For roughly eight weeks, dentists in the state have been limited to handling emergencies. Dr. Waldman has taken one. But as Allegheny County moved into the “yellow” phase ...

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5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

April 23, 2020

5 Ways to Care for Your Mouth When You’re Sick

Whether amid a global pandemic like COVID-19, getting the seasonal flu, or anything in between, contracting one of these viruses will put your life on hold in an instant. These viruses are more than just a mild cold. These conditions can leave you feeling exhausted, worn out, and just plain devastated for up to a week or longer. When you're feeling this way, taking care of your body is the top priority.  However, many ...

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How Your Dentist Can Help Relieve Minor Sleep Apnea

March 20, 2020

How Your Dentist Can Help Relieve Minor Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the United States. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, it is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea still undiagnosed. When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a myriad of problems, such as high blood pressure, chronic heart failure, atrial fibrillation, strokes, and even traffic accidents ...

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How to Avoid Common Dental Implant Problems

February 19, 2020

How to Avoid Common Dental Implant Problems

Dental implants have gained a lot of attention in recent years because of their high success rates. Compared to dentures, bridges, and crowns, dental implants are an effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Once in place, you’ll be able to go back to enjoying your teeth and smile once again. If you do not already have dental implants, here are the main three components ...

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