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3 Cosmetic Dental Treatments to Get This Summer

April 5, 2023

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person who underwent cosmetic dental treatments smiling on beach

Summer is the perfect time to showcase a radiant smile that exudes confidence and charm. If you’re eager to enhance your smile’s aesthetics, there are various cosmetic dental treatments available to help you achieve your desired look. From teeth whitening to veneers, these treatments can address common dental concerns and provide remarkable transformations. Keep reading to learn about three popular cosmetic dental treatments that can help you achieve a gorgeous grin just in time for summer.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Turn Back the Clock on Your Smile!

March 24, 2023

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Senior with a beautiful smile

If you’re a little on the older side, you may have found that your teeth have changed a little bit with time. You might have noticed that your teeth look a little more yellow, or that your gums are a little bit further back than they used to be. These changes are natural parts of aging.

However, with cosmetic dentistry, you can turn back the clock on your smile! There are quite a few ways that your dentist can give you a more youthful appearance—here are just a few.


What is Gum Recontouring, and What is it Good For?

March 5, 2023

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a 3-D diagram of gum recontouring

Lots of times, cosmetic dental patients come to dentists because they have a sense that they don’t really like their smile, but they struggle to put into words exactly why that is. They may be even more surprised when it turns out that there’s a cosmetic treatment designed specifically to address their issue!

If you’ve ever thought that you may have a “gummy” smile, or that your teeth feel straight but don’t quite look like it, you may potentially benefit from gum recontouring. Here’s more information about this procedure, and whether it could be helpful to you.


The Different Types of Tooth Stains & How They’re Addressed

February 5, 2023

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a before/after comparison of two smiles

Your smile is one of the first things that people will notice about you—so you should put effort into ensuring that your pearly whites always look their best. However, if your smile has become noticeably stained, you might be wondering what has caused the issue and how you should go about handling it. Here’s more from your cosmetic dentist so you can get your smile back to looking its absolute best!


The Secret to Good Oral Health: Water

February 3, 2023

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a person drinking a glass of water

Your smile is one of your most important features; it’s a source of your pride and joy and often the first thing that people notice about you! And when it comes to maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile, there’s one secret that’s often overlooked and severely underrated: proper hydration by drinking plenty of water. Here’s more from your dentist about why water is considered the absolute best drink for your smile.


Are My Swollen Gums a Serious Problem?

January 28, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 9:15 pm
Young woman holding her cheek in pain

If you’re dealing with discomfort, you might feel the pain on two levels. You not only feel the sting of an oral health problem, but also of needing to go to the dentist’s office. Of course, the dentist is rarely as bad as you’d imagine them to be, but it’s also understandable to not want to make the trip unnecessarily.

If you’re dealing with swollen gums, you may wonder if it’s worth talking to your dentist about it. If you don’t whether what you’re dealing with warrants professional attention, here’s a guide that might give you some helpful information.  


Tips for Your Next Dental Checkup

January 11, 2023

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patient sitting in their dental chair

Dentists recommend that you visit for a checkup or cleaning twice a year. This allows them to detect any oral health problems before they become serious, and to clean in areas that you can’t reach with brushing alone.

If you’re going to your first dental checkup in a while, you might not know what to do or where to start. Here are some things to keep in mind at your next dental checkup.


5 Foods That Can Combat Symptoms of Gum Disease

December 13, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 5:19 pm
a glass of green tea being poured

It’s estimated that around 50% of adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of gum disease. It’s remarkably common, but for some reason, many people don’t quite know how to manage it.

There are treatments like scaling and root planing that a professional can use to address gum disease, but there are also things that you can do in your own life to make your symptoms less severe. Even a change of diet can help you address some common symptoms. Here are a few foods to try if you’re dealing with gum disease.


The Surprising Connection Between Your Dental & Mental Health

December 5, 2022

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graphic of a range of emotions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lifetime. The most common conditions are depression and anxiety. While these struggles are often associated with your psychological and emotional well-being, they can also unfortunately affect your oral health. The good news is that being aware of how what issues you’re at a higher risk of can help you take measures to prevent them. Read on to learn how your mental and dental health are connected and how speaking with your dentist can help.


Cosmetic Vs General Dentist: How to Tell the Difference

November 29, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drhoward @ 8:28 pm
Smiling dentist crossing her arms

A great smile is worth any cost, but getting cosmetic dental work done is a big life decision. You want to make sure that you’re getting the best care possible. However, not every “cosmetic dentist” is what they appear. As it turns out, any dentist can label themselves a cosmetic dentist since it’s not technically a specialized field. To be an educated consumer, it’s still important to be aware of what to look for when trusting someone with your smile. Keep reading for some important information that will help!

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