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14Apr, 2017

Teeth Whitening: 5 Things to Know About Getting a Brighter Smile

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Are you looking to have your pearly whites look a little whiter? Teeth whitening comes in many forms and processes, offering many treatment options. Knowing how teeth whitening works, the advantages of each option and what to know helps consumers make the right choice for their lifestyle and budget. Here’s a closer look at five important issues about teeth whitening. 1- Why Did My Teeth Change Color? As we get older, we may notice discoloration in our teeth. The reasons for this change are varied and can be due to […]

3Apr, 2017

What Is The Worst Drink For Your Teeth?

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In today’s world of mass-produced food, artificial sweeteners, and artificial ingredients it is more important than ever before to exercise caution when it comes to choosing what to drink. That said there are clearly some types of drinks that are worse for your teeth than others. Let’s take a look at these and explore some of the ways that you can actively participate in maintaining better oral health at all times. Most dentists would agree that a little bit of preventative care can go a long way in extending the […]

28Mar, 2017

Dental Bone Grafts: Materials, Cost and Procedure

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There are some reasons why bone grafting would be required by a dental patient. For example, when bone is absorbed into the body it is usually the result of a lack of regular dental stimulation. When this happens, bone grafting is often the most viable solution. A lack of stimulation of supporting bridge bone is typically the result of missing teeth. In short, the jawbone must be stimulated so that it remains healthy over the long term. When teeth are missing and not replaced, the bone will eventually become absorbed […]

26Mar, 2017

Gummy Smile Surgery

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One concern sometimes experienced by dental patients is something known as overexposed gums. To have a truly attractive smile, it is important to have healthy and beautiful teeth and gums combined. As such, proper gum exposure is essential to the overall appearance. Fortunately, there is a relatively simple procedure that is used to correct what is at times called a gummy smile. This procedure has helped tens of thousands of people across the country and over the years to enjoy a more confident and more attractive smile. It really can […]

13Mar, 2017

Why Do I Need Bone Graft Before Dental Implants?

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The main purpose of using bone grafting is to reduce bone resorption and helps to prevent jawbone atrophy. Simply stated, when teeth become lost due to injury, illness or disease and those teeth are not replaced, bone resorption and bone atrophy in the jawbone can occur. As a result, the quantity of bone and the quality of the bone that remains is usually not suitable for the placement of dental implants. Further, ultimately the remaining teeth may shift over the long-term eventually changing the facial structure. Patients experiencing these types […]