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A Nutritious Diet: The Key to Preserving Your Veneers?

November 22, 2021

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Woman with veneers smiling while drinking green juice

Veneers are a cosmetic dental treatment that has skyrocketed in popularity in the last decade or so. With complete customization, a quick turnaround time, and natural-looking results, it’s not hard to see why! One of the biggest draws, however, is the 15+ year lifespan. The longevity of yours relies heavily on how you care for them, including the foods you do (and don’t) indulge in. Keep reading to learn about the importance of a diet change with porcelain veneers.

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Looking for a Cosmetic Dentist? Here Are 5 Tips to Help!

November 8, 2021

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Cosmetic dentist smiling while talking to patient

Investing in your smile can improve your oral health, boost your confidence, and even enhance your professional success. Whether you want to fix a small chip, address pigmented dental discoloration, or straighten your teeth, the first step is always the same: find a skilled cosmetic dentist. If that seems easier said than done, don’t worry – here are five must-know tips to help make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible!

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You Don’t Have to Be Famous to Benefit from Cosmetic Dentistry

October 24, 2021

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celebrity couple walking the red carpet illustration

Do all famous people have great smiles? Not quite, but it can seem that way at times. Believe it or not, you don’t have to be famous to have top-tier teeth.

Everyday people can also enjoy the benefits of cosmetic dentistry. Keep reading to learn how it can make you feel like a star!

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Is It Painful to Get a Dental Crown?

October 4, 2021

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3D illustration of a dental crown

There are certainly benefits to getting a dental crown, so it may be an option you are considering to perk up your smile. Among other things, you are wondering if the procedure is painful.

Considering that a crown not only benefits your appearance but also protects a tooth that used to be damaged, you decide it’s worth investigating. Keep reading to learn more about this beneficial oral health addition.

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Why There’s No Need to Fear the Dentist This Halloween

September 22, 2021

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woman with dental fear at her dental checkup

It’s almost the time of year for haunted house visits and horror movie marathons. Even if these spooky activities don’t scare you, going to the dentist might. In fact, an estimated 75% of Americans suffer from some degree of dental fear or anxiety. Whether you’ve had a bad experience with a dentist in the past or you’re nervous about pain, the dentist’s office is one place you don’t need to be scared of this Halloween! Keep reading to learn why there’s nothing to fear about scheduling an appointment with your dentist.

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In-Network Dentist vs. Out-of-Network Dentist: What’s the Difference?

September 8, 2021

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female dentist smiling toward the camera

If you have dental insurance, chances are that you’ve heard the terms “in-network” and “out-of-network” before. “HMO” and “PPO” may also sound familiar. However, you might be unclear as to what exactly they mean. It’s important to understand the difference if you want to get high-quality dental care and keep your smile healthy. Read on to learn the difference between visiting an in-network dentist and an out-of-network dentist, as well as how it impacts the caliber of your care.

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National Coffee Day Facts: 3 Ways Coffee Can Affect Your Smile

August 31, 2021

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a white mug sitting under an espresso machine

Coffee is what keeps most people in a good mood and awake at their jobs, attentive while they care for their children, or energetic while socializing with friends. The world’s reliance on coffee is pretty phenomenal, which makes sense why so many people celebrate National Coffee Day in the United States every September 29th. From a dentist’s point of view, coffee is actually not bad for your oral health, despite its reputation, but there can be some drawbacks by drinking too much of it. Read on to learn three interesting ways that coffee can affect your smile.

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Should You See an Emergency Dentist for Facial Swelling?

July 20, 2021

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patient visiting emergency dentist for facial swelling

Most people think you should only seek help from your emergency dentist if you have problems with your teeth and gums. However, it may surprise you to learn that they can also help you with facial discomfort, as it could signal concerning oral health issues. So, if your mouth or face is swollen, you should seek dental attention right away. Read along as we discuss what causes swelling when it’s time to see your emergency dentist.  

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5 Signs That Indicate You Need a Dental Filling

July 14, 2021

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healthy white teeth and single tooth with cavity

Contrary to popular belief, cavities aren’t just the result of eating too much sugar. Dental accidents, poor oral hygiene, and even just using your teeth to bite down on hard surfaces can all lead to cavities. If left untreated, they can become a serious threat to your oral health. Luckily, there’s an easy solution to prevent further damage and keep your smile safe – dental fillings! Read along as we discuss what they are and learn which common signs indicate you might need one.

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Is Snacking Bad for Your Oral Health?

June 22, 2021

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Couple enjoying snacks at the grocery store

Does one of your daily activities include snacking? Whether you are having a busy day and decide include some afternoon snacks or you have allowed yourself to have a lazy Saturday on the couch with a bag of chips, snacking is something that many of us find ourselves doing. However, if you include it in your schedule too often, you could end up with some oral health issues in the future. Continue reading to learn more about the effects of snacking on your dental health.

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