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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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Should You Replace a Missing Tooth? Here are 3 Signs That Point to Yes!

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When we are little, losing a tooth is a fantastic event! We even call in the tooth fairy to celebrate. But tooth loss later in life is nothing to cheer about.

Not only are you now missing a tooth, but your self-esteem can suffer. You may find it difficult to face the day, go to work, and talk with new people when your smile is not what you would like it to be.

3 Reasons to Consider Tooth Replacement

Of course, replacing the tooth is not mandatory, but there are many signs to indicate when it’s the best choice for you.

  • You want to eat more comfortably - Each of your teeth plays a ...

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3 Drinks to Avoid If You Want a Bright Smile

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There is nothing like a confident smile to create positive first impressions and allow you to express yourself freely. Unfortunately, if you’re less than happy with the brightness of your teeth, you may want to hide your smile from others. This makes you self-conscious, but others are also likely to see you as being unhappy, unfriendly, or unapproachable. 

Of course, that’s not the impression you’re trying to project! There’s really no need to live with dull, stained teeth when so many convenient options are available today for brightening your smile! If you have already made the decision to whiten your teeth, you may wonder what you can do to prolong the ...

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