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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Options to Consider

We see many patients who are in the process of deciding between dental implants and dentures. As you weigh your options, it’s important to consider the following: You hear it time and time again––dental implants prevent bone loss. But what exactly does it mean and how does it work? Permanent (adult) teeth are anchored in place by a long root. …

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4 Common Dental Problems in Older Adults

Even when we take the best possible care of our teeth, problems start to develop as we age. This is why it’s especially important to make those biannual dental exams and cleanings well into your senior years––dentists can spot potential issues before they progress to the point of needing costly restorative care. Below are some of the most common dental …

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7 Ways to Banish Bad Breath for Good

Bad breath, scientifically called halitosis, is a problem no one wants to have. Not only is bad breath unpleasant to others and makes a negative impression, it can also be a sign of underlying oral health issues. If you want to banish bad breath and keep it away for good, you’ll need to make some changes and develop some good …

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Dental Implants vs. Bridge

When you are missing a tooth, you have three options: you can get a dental implant, a dental bridge, or just leave it be. We don’t recommend the third option–doing nothing is certainly an option that works for every budget, but when a tooth isn’t replaced, it can alter the shape of your face, impact your speech patterns, cause problems …

4 Tips to Protect Your Teeth As You Get Older

4 Tips to Protect Your Teeth As You Get Older

There are so many things we have to worry about as we age. While busy you’re slathering on eye cream for those pesky crow’s feet and making appointments to check your blood pressure and cholesterol, make sure you don’t forget about your teeth! Like the rest of our bodies, our teeth change as we age. Your teeth have put in …

Is Composite Bonding Right For You?

Is Composite Bonding Right for You?

Finally obtaining that perfect smile can lift a big weight off of your shoulders. From getting braces and filling cavities to getting routine cleanings and having professional teeth whitening done, getting a perfect smile is a tough and time-consuming task. But once you finally have that smile you’ve always dreamed of, all of that time and effort will be well …

What to Expect From a Smile Makeover

What to Expect From a Smile Makeover

From job interviews to impressing your crush, there are many times where you want that perfect smile. Not only can a great smile make you feel more confident, but it can also make you feel better about your health. Furthermore, finally getting that smile you’ve always wanted can be a big sigh of relief. From getting on braces and getting …

Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction?

Need a Full Mouth Reconstruction? Here’s What You Should Know

Are you in need of a full mouth reconstruction? When dental issues are severe and extensive, encompassing many or all of your teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for a full mouth restoration. Here’s what you need to know. Your mouth is made up of hard tissues like your teeth and jawbones, as well as soft tissues like your …

Chronic Bad Breath?

Chronic Bad Breath? You May Need to Visit the Dentist

Halitosis, or bad breath, is extremely common but quite embarrassing. Most cases, such as “morning breath” are short-lived and easy to treat with excellent oral hygiene. For stubborn bad breath that cannot be fixed with brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, it is important to see the dentist as soon as possible. Many factors can contribute to chronic bad breath. These include: …

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Cosmetic dentistry focuses on the appearance of your smile, rather than its health or functioning. It is not considered strictly necessary from the point of view of oral and physical health, but cosmetic dentistry can have a dramatic impact on your self confidence, boosting your psychological and emotional wellbeing. Here’s how. Humans are social creatures. Research shows that social isolation …