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3 Cosmetic Flaws We Can Treat with Dental Bonding

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We have seen lots of impressive advances in dental technology and materials in recent years. So many, in fact, that you may not even be aware of all the options we have for improving the appearance of your smile.

People often put up with small cosmetic smile imperfections because they worry that the cost would put treatment out of their reach. If this sounds familiar, you should know that you now have affordable, conservative options like cosmetic dental bonding to perfect your smile.  

How Does Dental Bonding Work?

The bonding process uses the same composite resin material we use for seamless tooth fillings. The composite is made of glass and plastic particles ...

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Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Right for You?

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Everyone deserves to feel great about the way they look, regardless of age. However many adults just put up with the discomfort and embarrassment of crooked or crowded teeth. You may have even considered having your crooked smile fixed, but you have an active lifestyle and years in metal orthodontics is simply out of the question.

Say Goodbye to Crooked Teeth!

Fortunately, adults who would like to improve the appearance of crooked or crowded teeth are in luck; today there are numerous short-term orthodontic options that make treatment comfortable, fast, and discreet.

This is possible because most busy adults do not need or want to correct a problematic dental bite as long-term braces do. It’s ...

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Have You Considered DIY Braces? What You Need to Know

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Lots of us love taking on DIY (Do It Yourself) projects that we come across on the internet. But there is one disturbing trend that’s becoming prevalent, especially with kids, and that is DIY braces.

As a parent you may be horrified by this thought, as well you should be! But a quick search of ‘DIY braces’ brings up over 13 million results! Clearly, there are lots of people who are considering DIY braces. It’s hard to fathom, but you can even go online and find videos of kids demonstrating how to close gaps with rubber bands and even paper clips! 

DIY Braces Are A Bad Idea!

The American Association of Orthodontics is ...

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Don't Let Tooth Decay Hold Your Child Back

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, kids get cavities - lots of them.

In spite of the fact that tooth decay in kids is highly preventable, it is the most common chronic childhood illness in children between the ages of 6 and 11. The availability of fluoridated water has reduced the prevalence of tooth decay, but we still clearly have a lot of work to do!

How Oral Health Affects Kids

We all want our kids to have the best possible start in life. As parents, we provide opportunities for learning, growing, and playing. But what happens when your child is held back by dental problems? When you have tooth discomfort, you ...

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Future Fillings Could Last Even Longer

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State-of-the-art dental composite fillings are highly durable and, with proper care, can last between seven and ten years. Considering the wear and tear on your teeth, that’s a pretty good run for a filling, right? But what if we told you that researchers are looking into ways to make them last even longer?

Dental Fillings 101

The process for creating a filling starts with the removal of the decayed portion of the tooth. Decay occurs when acid in your mouth eats away at the outer layer of enamel and penetrates the layer beneath, which is called dentin.

The longevity of a filling depends mainly on the bond created between the filling material and dentin. ...

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Don't Put Off Dealing with Gum Disease

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It’s easy for dental visits to fall to the bottom of your to-do list. You have a life that’s already full of commitments, you aren’t experiencing any problems, and hey, you aren’t all that fond of dental visits anyway.

The problem with postponing appointments is that if a problem like gum disease is already developing, it will only get worse the longer you wait. Just because you don’t experience symptoms doesn’t mean you don’t have a problem!

How Gum Disease Damages Your Health

One of the problems with gum disease is that often it presents no symptoms at all. And even if you notice a little redness or bleeding when you brush, you ...

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3 Big Differences between Good Dentists and Great Dentists

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When choosing a good dentist, you have several decisions to make. Does this dentist offer the services my family needs? What are the doctor’s qualifications? Do they accept emergency patients? Take your insurance? 

By asking these questions, you can find many good dentists that fit your family’s needs. But you invest a lot in your family’s oral health, so they deserve more than just a good dentist – they deserve a great dentist

What Makes a Great Dentist Great?

It turns out that many of the qualities that make a dentist great have less to do with skill and knowledge than they do with “chairside manner." Here are three of the qualities we've ...

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