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How Many Dental Implants Do I Need?

May 13, 2022

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dentist showing a patient a model of dental implants

For someone who has only lost a single natural tooth, replacing it with one dental implant and a crown is fairly simple. If you’re missing multiple or even all of your teeth, though, the number of dental implants you’ll need isn’t quite as clear-cut. After all, it usually isn’t necessary to place a dedicated implant for every individual tooth. So, how many dental implants will it take to restore your smile? Here are some questions your dentist must ask to determine the answer!


5 Tips to Give Your Smile a Spring Cleaning!

March 26, 2022

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Woman smiling

Now that winter is over and the weather is beginning to warm up, it’s the perfect time to start cleaning out all of the clutter that’s accumulated over the past few months. While you may be in the habit of doing this every year, have you ever thought about how you are going to freshen up your smile for spring cleaning? Continue reading to learn some steps that you can take to tidy your smile and maintain excellent oral health.


BPA-Free Dental Restorations are Possible

February 20, 2022

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Biocompatible dental material for fillingWhen purchasing a plastic product, you look for BPA-free labels to avoid the potential adverse health complications. As a result, you might be surprised to learn the chemical is in many dental restorations, like fillings and sealants. Research suggests BPA can cause issues with brain development and reproductive systems, so why would it be used in your dental care? Don’t worry, you have other options. Your dentist can use biocompatible dental materials to promote a healthy mouth and body.


What Does It Mean If Your Toothache Suddenly Fades Away?

January 8, 2022

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Woman with toothache pressing her cheek with painful expression

Has an annoying toothache suddenly disappeared? If your tooth pain has subsided, you may feel like you have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, that could not be further from the truth. Ignoring a toothache, even if it is mild or the pain comes and goes, can have serious, long-lasting consequences. Keep reading to discover why seeing a dental professional about tooth pain is important for your oral health.


Start the Year Right with a Dental Checkup!

December 30, 2021

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Happy woman attending a dental checkup early in 2022

Everyone is looking forward to 2022 and the great potential that it has. Weather you plan to travel, spend more time with family and friends, or pursue career goals, the last thing you want is for oral health problems to get in the way. Starting the new year off with a dental checkup is a great way to ensure that your smile stays strong and healthy. Let’s talk more about why you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible.


Why a Healthy Smile is Important for Cosmetic Dentistry?

July 16, 2021

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Woman at consultation with cosmetic dentistIf you’re not pleased with the way your teeth look, you have more options than ever to achieve the picture-perfect smile you desire. Your cosmetic dentist can transform your teeth and self-esteem using a personalized strategy, like porcelain veneers. Your first step to an attractive smile is as simple as scheduling a consultation. They’ll examine your teeth and gums to ensure they are healthy before moving forward with any elective treatments. Although you may feel additional procedures aren’t necessary, the foundation for a beautiful smile relies on your oral health, and here’s why.


Common Dental Implant Terms You Should Know

July 11, 2021

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Image used for dental implant terms you should knowIf you’re ready to treat your tooth loss with dental implants, your first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. During your appointment, it might seem like they are speaking in a foreign language as they use a variety of unfamiliar words. Don’t worry, you can avoid any confusion. Here are a few of the most common dental implant terms you should know.


Busting 5 Myths About Same-Day Crowns

June 17, 2021

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same-day crown sitting on dentist's fingertip

With so much information at our fingertips in the age of the internet, it can sometimes be difficult to tell what’s fact and what’s fiction. For instance, perhaps you’ve heard that getting a dental crown no longer takes two whole weeks, and instead you can get it in a single day! Sound too good to be true? This is actually correct! Thanks to modern dental technology, you can walk into your dentist’s office with a weakened or broken tooth and walk out a little while later with a beautiful, durable dental crown! Have you heard otherwise? Read on as we bust five myths you may have heard about same-day crowns.


5 Ways Smiling Benefits Your Health

May 19, 2021

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Woman enjoying the benefits of smilingIf you don’t like the way your teeth look, you likely don’t enjoy taking pictures, laughing in public, or doing anything that might draw attention to your mouth. You don’t need to let an unattractive smile hold you back any longer. Cosmetic dentistry offers the solutions you need to reach your aesthetic goals. Did you know a boost to your self-esteem isn’t the only thing you’ll enjoy after improving your teeth? There are 5 health benefits of smiling.


Addressing Concerns of At-Risk Patients

May 11, 2021

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Dentist accommodating at-risk patientsAs COVID cases across the country continue to decline, more people are emerging from their homes. You’re able to enjoy certain things that you might have missed over the last several months, like preventive appointments with your dentist. Although the COVID pandemic is slowing, you might still have a few concerns about visiting your dentist because you’re vulnerable to illnesses. Don’t worry, dentists are accommodating at-risk patients. Here are 3 steps they are taking to keep patients well.


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