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Deciding Between Dental Bonding or Veneers

October 10, 2023

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Model of veneer next to prepped toothA beautiful, confident smile is possible with cosmetic dentistry. You have more options than ever before to enhance your pearly whites. Dental bonding and veneers rank among the most popular elective services year after year. Both provide dramatic results, but there are differences between the two. Here’s what you need to know to choose the right treatment for your goals.


Have Small Teeth? Here’s What Cosmetic Dentistry Can Do to Help

September 13, 2023

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Woman has curious expression

Many people feel self-conscious about their smiles because their teeth seem too small. While this might be only an aesthetic concern, in some cases it can lead to eating difficulties, teeth grinding, or issues with the jaw. Luckily for anyone concerned about their small teeth, cosmetic dentistry can transform a smile into a more ideal shape. Here’s what you might want to know about what your dentist can do to upsize your teeth.


3 Freedoms Invisalign Gives You That Braces Don’t

August 8, 2023

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Young woman putting on an Invisalign aligner

While both braces and Invisalign aligners can give you an absolutely beautiful smile, but both options offer very different approaches to the process. If you aren’t familiar, Invisalign aligners offer many things that traditional braces do not, freeing you from many of the problems that they entail.

If you’re someone who could do with a straighter smile but aren’t interested in the prospect of traditional braces, here’s are just some of the freedoms that Invisalign aligners may give you.


Aligner Adversity: What to Do If Your Invisalign Doesn’t Fit

July 12, 2023

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A woman trying to get her Invisalign aligner to fit

Modern dental technology is amazing. Treatments for all manner of oral ills have become cheaper, faster, more reliable, and more discreet than ever before. This is especially true of Invisalign, a transparent orthodontic treatment that has been around for more than two decades.

With more traditional braces, the process is clearly seen when you smile—all the metal and rubber slowly pulling your teeth back into alignment has been the butt of many jokes in popular culture, creating the need for a more subtle solution.

Continue reading to learn more about Invisalign and how you can troubleshoot most issues that may arise.


Why’s There a Bitter Taste in Your Mouth?

June 22, 2023

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    A closeup of a mouth suffering from a bad taste

    Often enough, a bad taste in your mouth can seem trivial. Other oral issues – toothaches, bleeding gums, etc. – may sound more vital. Still, this sense of bitterness is alarming if it’s constant. When that happens, you may need speedy dental treatment. Your teeth and gums would suffer long-term damage otherwise. So, here’s what a bad taste in your mouth may mean and why a dentist ought to treat it.


    The Basics of Getting Emergency Dental Care Without Insurance

    May 23, 2023

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    Render of tooth and an emergency kit

    A dental emergency can happen at any time, whether you’re relaxing at home, working at the office, or running errands around town. It goes without saying that in these situations, it’s best to seek emergency dental care as soon as you can. However, that might be easier said than done if you don’t currently have dental insurance, which is why it pays to be prepared. Make sure that you’re familiar with the basics of dental emergencies and your options for getting treatment even without an insurance plan.


    What Can You Expect After Wisdom Tooth Removal?

    April 5, 2023

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    a wisdom tooth that has been extracted

    One of the things people dread to hear from their dentist is that they need to have their wisdom teeth removed. Thanks to pop culture, it has been made out to be a tough process. However, there is nothing further from the truth. As a matter of fact, most people only experience very mild discomfort after the extraction. Read on to learn what to expect after wisdom tooth removal and helpful tips to care for your smile as it recovers!


    3 Things that You Should Know About Getting Veneers

    March 5, 2023

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    patient having veneers placed on their teeth

    Have you ever wished that you could replace your teeth, with all their aesthetic imperfections, with the shining white smile of your dreams? If you have, it’s hard to think of a better way to do that than with veneers!

    Veneers can completely transform your smile for the better, but there are a few things worth knowing about them before you begin the treatment. Here’s a guide with some important information about this cosmetic dental procedure.


    5 Myths Busted about Cosmetic Dentistry!

    February 26, 2023

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    a woman pointing to her new smile after a cosmetic dental treatment

    Are you unhappy with your teeth? If so, you are not alone. Research has found that 33% of Americans are unhappy with their smile and 36% believe a better smile would improve their social life.  Fortunately, you can transform your grin with cosmetic dentistry. Treatments like veneers or dental bonding can dramatically improve your pearly whites. However, some people allow false beliefs about cosmetic dental treatments to keep them from improving their grins. Your dentist is here to set five misconceptions straight about cosmetic dentistry so you can feel free to get the smile of your dreams!


    What Is It Like to Get Dental Sedation?

    January 26, 2023

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    Female patient having mask placed for dental sedation

    For people who are anxious about seeing the dentist for any reason, dental sedation can go a long way toward making their appointments comfortable and stress-free. If you’re thinking of having sedation performed during your next dental visit, you’re probably wondering what the treatment will feel like. Here is a brief overview of what you’ll likely experience with the different types of sedation that your dentist offers.

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