Who Needs Full Mouth Reconstruction?

June 28, 2021

Who Needs Full Mouth Reconstruction?

If full mouth reconstruction has been suggested as a treatment option, you might be wondering if you really need it. Extensive dental work can be intimidating, but the results can also be life-changing.  What is full mouth reconstruction? Full mouth reconstruction involves a combination of dental treatments to rebuild or restore your teeth, gums, and jaw function.  While cosmetic elements, such as teeth whitening, may be a component in the process, it’s important to ...

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Save Your Tooth or Pull It?

May 28, 2021

Save Your Tooth or Pull It?

If you’ve been experiencing tooth pain, your inclination might be to just pull the problematic tooth and be done with it! Unfortunately, it’s not always that simple. So, before you choose to extract it, make sure you take time to understand the ramifications. Benefits of saving a natural tooth When possible, saving your natural teeth is the best option. While today’s dental prosthetics are made to last, they simply don’t have ...

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Should I Be Worried About Tooth Enamel Loss?

April 29, 2021

Should I Be Worried About Tooth Enamel Loss?

As children, we’re taught that if we don’t take care of our teeth properly – brush daily, floss regularly, and watch our sugar intake - we’ll get cavities. However, as adults, we realize that there’s more to oral health than avoiding cavities alone - enter enamel erosion. What is tooth enamel? Enamel is the tooth’s thin, translucent outer layer. Harder than bone, tooth enamel is the first line of defense against decay. It ...

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How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Remake Your Smile after Tooth Damage, Loss, or Decay

March 29, 2021

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Remake Your Smile after Tooth Damage, Loss, or Decay

More than half of all respondents in a recent poll said they were insecure about the appearance of their teeth. If tooth damage, loss, or decay has you covering your mouth, take heart in knowing that you're not destined to a tight-lipped smile forever! Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there are several ways we can restore your smile. Cosmetic dentistry is a broad term that refers to any dental work that adjusts the appearance of ...

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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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