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5 Things You Should Avoid Doing After Dental Implant Surgery

August 10, 2021

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woman smiling after dental implant surgery

Dental implants are an excellent solution for missing teeth. They help patients eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence once again! If you’ve decided to move forward with treatment, you’re probably nervous about your upcoming dental implant surgery. Since your dental team provides you with aftercare instructions, you might feel pretty confident about what to do to optimize your recovery. But do you know what things you shouldn’t do? Here’s what you should avoid following your procedure to ensure successful treatment and faster healing.

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What to Expect During Your Dental Implant Consultation

July 22, 2021

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Tooth loss is a common problem across the United States. Approximately 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth while 40 million are missing all of their teeth. Fortunately, losing a tooth no longer means that you need to go the rest of your life with a gap in your smile. Dental implants are a preferred tooth replacement option because of their numerous benefits, but you will need to attend a consultation with your dentist before committing to the procedure. Here are the steps that you can expect during your dental implant consultation.

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3 Options to Stop the Embarrassment of Small Teeth

June 25, 2021

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Woman embarrassed by small teethAre you tired of hiding your “gummy smile?” You don’t need to feel insecure about small teeth any longer. Your cosmetic dentist can give you a big, bright smile using the latest elective procedures. You have more options than ever to alter your gum line and the proportion of your teeth. Although every case differs, here are 3 solutions to achieve the picture-perfect smile you deserve.

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Does It Hurt to Get Dental Implants?

May 2, 2021

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Woman smiling

Are you happy with the appearance of your smile? Fortunately, you don’t need to settle for a smile that you are less than proud to show off. There are a variety of cosmetic dental treatment options out there to help you feel confident and comfortable with your teeth. However, a common question arises: Does cosmetic dentistry hurt? Read on to learn more about cosmetic dentistry and what you can expect from different procedures.

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The Technology Your Cosmetic Dentist Uses to Create Flawless Veneers

April 28, 2021

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cosmetic dentist holding a row of veneers up to a patient’s smile

Have you been finding it hard to smile lately because of stains, chips, or gaps in your smile? If so, then your cosmetic dentist might be able to upgrade your smile with a set of porcelain veneers. As one of the most versatile cosmetic dental treatments available, veneers can instantly cover up your smile’s flaws, all while looking perfectly natural. But how do they look so seamless? Read on to learn about the dental technology that goes into making veneers look as flawless as they do.

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Cosmetic Dentistry: Not Just for Celebrities!

April 9, 2021

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man smiling after getting cosmetic dentistry treatments

Almost nobody is born with a perfect set of teeth. Even the award-winning smiles you see in music videos, movies, and TV have likely been improved with cosmetic dentistry. While cosmetic dental treatments are certainly popular choices for movie stars and other celebrities, you don’t have to be rich and famous to attain a smile fit for the silver screen. Thanks to modern dental techniques and technology, it’s never been easier for your dentist to transform your pearly whites. Keep reading to learn some of the cosmetic dentistry services that can give you the confident, attractive smile you deserve!

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Why You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed at the Dental Office

March 22, 2021

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Woman embarrassed at the dentist

How often do you go to the dentist? The average person should be heading to the dental office about every six months for regular cleanings and checkups. However, this isn’t a reality for many people. There are all sorts of reasons why you may be skipping your dental visits, one of them being feeling embarrassed at the dentist. Here’s why embarrassment shouldn’t be something that concerns you when it comes to receiving oral healthcare.

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Why Are Temporary Veneers So Important?

February 15, 2021

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A dentist comparing temporary veneers to a patient’s smile.

If you’ve been thinking about getting veneers for a long time, you should keep in mind that part of that process is wearing a set of what are called “temporary veneers” prior to the placement of the permanent veneers. Temporary veneers are just that, temporary, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of them over the two-week-long period that’s needed before permanent versions can be placed. According to a dentist, the following reasons are why temporary veneers are so important ahead of your second appointment.

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Cosmetic Dentist vs. General Dentist: What’s the Difference?

February 5, 2021

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Woman pointing at her new smile from a cosmetic dentist.

While dentists can specialize in many things, there’s actually no specific specialty for cosmetic dentistry. This means that any dentist can technically call themselves a cosmetic dentist even if most of the treatments they provide fall under general dentistry. For this reason, it’s more important than ever to choose a dentist that not only has experience in the treatment you’re considering, but is willing to give your unique dental needs the attention they deserve. Here’s how you can tell these two types of dentists apart.

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Why It’s a Huge Mistake to Ignore Your Gum Health

January 25, 2021

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woman concerned with oral health

Because they are so visible, it’s natural to place an emphasis on the appearance and health of your teeth. However, the care of your gums is of equal significance. If your gum health is ignored, the soft tissue can become infected and even impact your overall wellness. As you continue reading, discover some of the health issues that dental negligence can lead to and what you can do to maintain strong gums.

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