Ouch! Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

February 28, 2021

Ouch! Do I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Have you ever winced with sudden pain after gulping an icy beverage or slurping a spoonful of hot soup? If so, you're likely one of the 40 million Americans the Academy of General Dentistry estimates experience tooth sensitivity each year. What causes tooth sensitivity? Tooth sensitivity (i.e., dentin hypersensitivity) occurs when tooth enamel wears away, leaving the dentin exposed. This soft, inner part of your tooth houses thousands of microscopic channels that, when ...

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Am I a Good Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

January 29, 2021

Am I a Good Candidate for Full-Mouth Reconstruction?

We’ve often been told that less is more, but sometimes more is needed. This is often the case when patients are dealing with multiple or complex dental issues. These cases, whether a result of oral health habits, trauma, genetic conditions, or years of teeth grinding, may require a full-mouth reconstruction. What is full-mouth reconstruction? Full-mouth reconstruction (also known as full-mouth restoration) goes beyond improved cosmetics and involves a combination of dental treatments to rebuild ...

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5 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

December 30, 2020

5 Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth During the Holidays

The holidays are here and with them come all the joys of the season – lights and decorations, time with friends and family, and those special treats we only get this time of year. Unfortunately, the special treats we love so much can lead to damaged teeth and an unwanted trip to the dentist, which will definitely not have you feeling holly and jolly.  We don’t want you to miss out on all the fun ...

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Dental Crown Options

December 1, 2020

Dental Crown Options

The dental crown, which is a cap that completely surrounds a tooth or dental implant, dates back as far as 200 AD when the Etruscans used gold and other materials as crowns and bridges. Imagine taking a bite of an apple with hunks of precious metals in your mouth! Thankfully, modern dentistry has come a long way and patients today don’t need to worry about a gold grin – unless they want to! Your dentist ...

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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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