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Is Your Smile Ready for Holiday Photos? Learn How Professional Teeth Whitening Can Help

You remember that when you were in your teens, your smile looked really great – sparkling and bright. Maybe you noticed that around your late 20's or 30s your teeth started to look a tad darker.

What Happened to My Youthful Smile?

Even if you take great care of your teeth, factors come into play that can dull the brightest smile.

Natural Discoloration

The enamel on the surface of your tooth is what makes teeth look so sparkling white. Enamel covers up and protects the tooth's inner structure, dentin, which has a slightly yellow tinge.

Over the years, natural wear, eating and drinking wears down the enamel and causes micro-cracks that collect debris and stains. ...

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Looking for a Solution for Missing Teeth? Dental Implants May be the Answer!

Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular, and you may hear about them and what they can do. How do they work? How long does it take?

The Initial Exam

First, we’ll refer you to an oral surgeon who will arrange a consultation. They will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, take 3-D images, and discuss your personal oral health concerns. The specifics to consider are:

  • How many teeth are missing? One? Several? Dental implants can work in either case. If all your teeth are missing, then we may consider a different option, such as dentures or implant-supported dentures.
  • Are your teeth healthy? If your remaining teeth are healthy, then you may be a ...

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3 Ways to Protect Your New Dental Crown

You just got your new dental crown, and you couldn’t be happier with the results. It not only blends naturally with surrounding teeth, but you can finally smile confidently again.

When you have dental damage that can’t be repaired with a simple filling, your dentist might recommend a crown. A crown is a dental prosthetic that’s designed to fit over a weakened tooth like a cap to protect it from further damage and to restore function so you can chew comfortably again.

Today’s crowns are made with highly durable state-of-the-art materials that stand up to the routine daily wear and tear that teeth experience. A well-made crown should last at least five ...

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The Top Five Reasons to Consider Porcelain Veneers

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There are many reasons to consider porcelain veneers to renew your smile. But let’s start by answering a few questions about what they are and how they work.

What is a Veneer?

A veneer is an ultra-thin tooth-shaped shell of porcelain that looks very similar to the color and sheen of your natural tooth. Since they form a new surface, your dentist can use them for a wide variety of esthetic smile flaws. 

What is the Procedure for Placing Veneers?

We want the veneer to blend naturally with your smile, so we need to remove a layer of dental enamel equal to the thickness of the veneer. Next, we take impressions of the tooth ...

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How to Keep Your Toothbrush Clean

How clean is your toothbrush? It probably isn’t a question you spend a lot of time thinking about; you rinse it after brushing and place it back in the family mug on the bathroom sink. It’s clean, right?

No, unfortunately, your toothbrush may right now be covered in all sorts of microorganisms that can lead to disease. And if you store your family’s brushes in the same container, it’s not just the stuff on your toothbrush you need to worry about, because germs can be transferred from one brush to another and lead to cross-contamination.

The Stuff on Your Brush

Here’s a look at what your toothbrush may be harboring right now

  • Streptococcus mutans ...

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