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If you have braces, congratulations! You’re well on your way to a gorgeous smile. While many people get braces as children and teenagers, more and more adults are opting for the treatment to get their dream smile. Although braces can be cumbersome at times, those colorful bands and shiny wires usually aren’t on …

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Spring is quickly approaching, which means your big day may not be far away! It’s time to start thinking about all the wonderful things that will be part of your wedding ceremony—including your smile! Your wedding day is a time to celebrate, so be proud of your beautiful smile. If you’ve been considering teeth …

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Although mouthwash is no substitute for regular brushing and flossing, mouthwash can function as a great aid to your oral health when used appropriately. There are many different kinds of mouthwash, and not everyone has the same oral care needs. However, the benefits of mouthwash are numerous, so if you don’t …

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Orthognathic surgery isn’t an option to be taken lightly. It’s a procedure only to be considered if you are a candidate, meaning that you have considerable problems due to your jaw structure. How do you know if oral surgery is the right option for you? Consider talking to your dentist about the possibility of …

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Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most memorable days of your life. You want to look fabulous and feel confident smiling in all of your wedding photos. Not all of us are happy with the way our smile looks, but there are ways to change that. From things you can do in your daily routine, to cosmetic …

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Perhaps you don’t know how important saliva is for your dental health, but let’s look at its role: it protects the teeth, inhibits bacterial growth, and even helps digest food! Saliva plays a crucial role in the health of our teeth. When you have a dry mouth, bacteria can take over, plaque and tooth decay are more …

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Sometimes, a non-surgical root canal may be sufficient for preserving a tooth. The infected inner pulp is removed, the tooth is fitted with a crown, and the natural tooth can be saved for many years, perhaps the rest of your life. However, when such a treatment is not enough, you may require root canal …

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First of all, if this is the first time you have heard of Invisalign, let’s begin by telling you what it is. Invisalign is a transparent oral device that is worn in the place of braces. You wear the invisible aligner both day and night (it’s okay because it’s clear), and only take it out to eat or drink (you can …

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The short answer is no. Or at least, it is a very bad idea. On occasion, a dentist may tell you that a certain tooth needs to be “watched.” This usually means that a cavity is in its early stage and may not fully develop if the tooth is cared for properly. However, once the condition reaches the state of a cavity …

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These are two commonly confused dental treatments, and understandably so. Veneers and lumineers do have a few similarities, and are used for the same purpose. However, it is important to know the difference in order to make an informed decision about which one is better for your situation. We will consider the …

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