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Is your child used to the dentist or do they dread getting their regular checkups and cleanings? Whether or not your child is accustomed to the dentist, it can be difficult getting kids to feel good about seeing an oral healthcare professional. However, seeing a dentist in their early years is...
Cosmetic dentistry involves any dental procedure that’s primary objective is to improve the appearance of the teeth. However, cosmetic dentistry can benefit your entire smile as well as your oral health. Procedures that fall under cosmetic dentistry range from porcelain veneers to teeth whitening to gum re-contouring, all to achieve your vision for...
Crooked teeth aren’t uncommon, and unfortunately, the appearance of our teeth can make us beam with confidence or hide our teeth when we smile. With millions of people in the United States wearing braces, getting treatment for crooked teeth is normal. But what exactly causes some teeth to come in crooked? You...
An uneven gumline can affect the appearance of the teeth even if the teeth themselves are straight and even. Having an irregular gumline can make some teeth look too small or too large depending on the person. Too much or too little gum tissue can cause the gums to appear uneven. Some...
Alcohol is one of the most popular drinks in the world and seems to be present at nearly any occasion. However, although alcohol plays a role in many social occasions, this drink isn’t just harmful to tooth enamel, but is a risk factor for nearly every type of cancer. Tooth enamel is...
Oral thrush is an infection that happens in the mouth, caused by candida, a type of yeast that is present in the body. Essentially, oral thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mucous membranes of the oral cavity. How exactly does oral thrush happen and who’s most at risk for getting...
No one wants to have discolored teeth. Whether you have a single discolored tooth or teeth that are collectively turning a different hue, tooth staining could mean a variety of things. Depending on the cause of the color change, tooth discoloration could be related to your dental health or it could simply...
If you’ve had a cavity at some point in the past and gotten it filled, you might think you’re in the clear—the tooth is sealed, so nothing bad can happen to it, right? Unfortunately, tooth decay can still happen underneath a filling, especially if the filling has been cracked, worn, or otherwise...
You know you should visit your dentist every six months—but why do you need to get your teeth cleaned so often? Aren’t you doing a good enough job at home? The truth is that even with great home care habits, plaque still accumulates in places you can’t reach in your mouth. By...
A professional teeth whitening happens at your dentist’s office and gives you a complete teeth whitening in just one appointment. People choose to professionally whiten their teeth when their teeth have accrued stains over time that a regular cleaning at the dentist office or home care habits won’t remove. Some patients may have...

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