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Lumineers and porcelain veneers are very similar cosmetic choices for your smile. Porcelain veneers are made of a durable ceramic material that’s thin yet provides a strong, attractive solution to tooth appearance that may be impacted by chips, stains, or unusually shaped teeth. Meanwhile, Lumineers are made of a …

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Your jaw is home to one of the most complex joints in your body. This joint—called the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ—enables the jaw to chew, speak, move side to side, and open and close. With so many functions, it’s no wonder some people experience tension in their jaw. Jaw tightness can range from mild to …

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An implant supported bridge is similar to a traditional dental bridge, but instead of being supported by your neighboring teeth, the bridge is instead supported by dental implants. Dentists utilize bridges for restorative work when one or more teeth are missing in a row. Generally, bridges are used in place of …

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It can be alarming to notice that your tongue is a different color than you remember—in some cases, the difference is subtle; others, dramatic. Tongue discoloration happens when papillae—the structures that give the tongue its texture on the surface—become discolored. Discoloration of the tongue can happen for a …

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Dental veneers are a life-changing cosmetic treatment for many people. Not only can dental veneers transform your smile in just one dentist visit, they can help with crooked teeth, deep staining, and gapped teeth. Veneers provide people with a chance to change their smile for the better with just one treatment. …

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It’s that time of year! Some of the most popular fall sports are getting in full swing, including football, soccer, and lacrosse. If your child is playing any of these sports this year, it’s a good idea to have your child wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth. When it comes to mouthguards, you have a couple of …

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Fluoride is a compound that occurs naturally, but is also used in many dental applications to help strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride has been widely used and has helped children and adults alike to protect their teeth from decay. We know that fluoride can help prevent tooth decay—but does it …

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Over five million people have their wisdom teeth removed every year. The procedure is a common one and can be done by a qualified dentist or an oral surgeon. Experts estimate that nearly 85% of all people will need to have their wisdom teeth removed to prevent problems with their smile. However, no procedure is …

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As we age, our teeth can naturally begin to take on a more yellowish hue. Our teeth are naturally a shade of white, but with time and wear, teeth can begin to look a little less than perfect. The causes of tooth discoloration are numerous and may be influenced by an internal or external factor. Here, we’ll see how …

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Many people feel their teeth receive a better cleaning when using an electric toothbrush. These toothbrushes typically require a charging station and come with a replaceable head that’s easily swapped out when needed. But how often do you need to change your electric toothbrush head? Here’s how often you should …

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