A Guide to Preventative Dentistry

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Many people view going to the dentist as something that should be done only when a visit is warranted; i.e., they are experiencing pain or discomfort in their mouth, teeth, or gums. However, most family dentistry practices recommend making regular preventative care appointments at least twice a year to make sure any underlying or emerging dental issues are caught before …

How Zoom Teeth Whitening Works

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Although there are many home remedies people have tried to make their teeth appear whiter, the most effective and safe way to truly make your teeth noticeably whiter is to use a whitening treatment administered by your dentist. There are several different teeth whitening treatments used by dentists today, but the Philips Zoom whitening treatment is an incredibly efficient and …

Teeth Whitening: What Works and What Doesn’t?

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At some point in time, most people have looked in the mirror at their teeth and wished they could be a little bit whiter. Teeth whitening is a concept that comes surrounded by lots of myths. It is important when considering whitening your teeth to know what processes are proven to work and what teeth whitening techniques are a waste …

A Comprehensive Guide to Teeth Whitening

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A great white smile is essential for an excellent first impression. If you have tooth discoloration, you could benefit from at-home or in-office whitening treatments. Using this comprehensive guide, you can select the method that matches your lifestyle, budget, and expectations of your dream smile. What should I consider before heading into a teeth whitening treatment? Before scheduling your teeth …

6 Ways Missing Teeth Affect Your Quality of Life

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Missing teeth are, unfortunately, a common issue that can negatively affect your quality of life. The American College of Prosthodontists estimates that 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. What are the adverse effects missing teeth have on your health, and how can restorative methods, like tooth implants, restore your smile and your dental health? 1. Bone deterioration …

4 Common TMJ Problems

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your jawbone to your skull. Sometimes it can malfunction for a number of reasons and cause a great deal of pain and discomfort. However, your dentist can provide TMJ treatment to alleviate any pain you might be having due to a TMJ problem. Let’s discuss causes that can lead to a TMJ problem and the …

3 Factors to Consider if You Smoke and Want a Dental Implant

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Tooth implants are a wonderful solution for patients if other forms of restorative dental care have not been a success. Dental implants eliminate the complications that come with using other dental appliances, and they’re especially useful because unlike other restorative options they are inserted directly into the gum and are independent, meaning they do not rely on neighboring teeth for …

23 Things You Should Know About Dental Implants

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While there are several options for replacing missing natural teeth and improving your oral health, smile, and confidence, the dental implant has become an increasingly popular solution. A tooth implant is a permanent solution and offers many benefits to dental patients. If you are considering getting a dental implant, here are 23 things you should know: 1. A high success …

The Root Canal Process Explained

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The mouth is so sensitive, and any infection to your teeth or gums can cause severe pain to the surrounding areas. Even with this sharp pain, many people still fear going to the dentist. Hearing the term “root canal” tends to trigger unpleasant thoughts in people’s minds. However, the process is often just misunderstood. With many pain relief options, medical …

7 Benefits of Single Tooth Dental Implants

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In cases where methods of dental restoration like bridges and crowns are not appropriate for you, your dentist is likely to recommend dental implant instead. There are many benefits of single-tooth dental implants over other methods, including the simplicity of inserting the implant straight into the jawbone, low maintenance and the real-tooth look and feel of the final result. 1. …