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Restorative dentistry involves restoring a tooth or teeth from damage or decay. Your dentist’s ultimate goal is to protect your natural smile, so restorative dentistry typically involves working with your existing tooth structure to help support the teeth that have been affected by your condition. There are many …

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Everyone wants a beautiful smile that both looks natural yet has a sparkle to it. When it comes to Hollywood, your favorite actors and actresses typically aren’t born with the stunning smiles that they have. Most of these celebrities have had some cosmetic dental work to give them the dazzling smile they have …

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We all know that wine and coffee are teeth strainers, but what about certain foods that might dim your smile? Discoloration of teeth can happen gradually over time, but some foods are known to accelerate the process. These include healthy foods as well as foods that aren’t traditionally considered healthy. Any …

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While our teeth experience normal wear and tear, teeth can experience damage that goes beyond what’s considered normal. Worn down teeth can impact your chewing, your appearance, and may even be painful. Tooth wear can happen quickly or over a long period of time. Unfortunately, most people don’t notice the wear …

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A gingival graft, also called a gum graft, is a periodontal surgical procedure in which gum tissue is grafted from another location in the mouth to cover exposed roots of teeth. A gingival graft may be done for several reasons, including excessive gum recession. Here’s why your dentist might refer you to a …

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Although our teeth are strong, they’re not invincible. They’re susceptible to cracks and chips, especially from injuries or from biting down on something hard. Even oral piercings such as tongue rings and conditions such as teeth grinding can cause chips and cracks in the teeth. You should never wait to fix your …

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Dental sedation is for people who experience dental anxiety or dental phobia and typically avoid treatment as a result of this. When it comes to children, dental sedation is often used for procedures that are long in order to ensure the safety of the patient during the procedure. But is dental sedation actually …

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You’ve heard of dental implants and you’ve heard of dental bridges, but what is an implant supported bridge? These dental bridges are affixed to dental implants instead of being supported by the surrounding teeth, so they’re stronger, more secure, and look more natural than a traditional dental bridge. With all …

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Sensitive teeth include teeth that hurt when hot and cold foods or drinks are introduced into the oral cavity. In addition, sensitive teeth may also hurt when you eat really sweet foods, breathe cold air, or even brush your teeth. Living with sensitive teeth can be inconvenient at best and painful at worst. Can …

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Dental implants consist of a titanium post inserted into your jaw with a dental crown attached to the end. These modern tooth replacements so accurately mimic your natural teeth that they give you the best appearance and functionality compared to other replacements such as bridges and dentures. Dental implants …

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