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Dental Crowns: Is the Procedure Painful?

April 16, 2024

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a patient undergoing the dental crown process

Dental crowns are one of the most effective and lifelike solutions for repairing and improving the strength of compromised teeth. While these restorations can help address decayed or damaged pearly whites, you might wonder if the procedure itself is painful. Keep reading to learn what you should expect before arriving at your appointment and the ways you can minimize discomfort after your treatment.

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The Great Smile Debate: Dental Veneers vs. Crowns

February 9, 2024

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Woman Smiling with her new dental veneers

Are you considering a smile makeover? Perhaps you want to enhance the appearance of your teeth and achieve a more confident smile? There are two very popular options for achieving this transformation—dental veneers and dental crowns. While both options can improve the looks of your smile, they serve different purposes.

If you’re having trouble knowing which you should choose, continue reading. You’ll learn all about both treatments to better determine which is best for you!

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Looking for Healthy Options? Enjoy These Dentist-Approved Holiday Meals

December 1, 2023

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Thanksgiving turkey

Feasts and dinner parties are common occurrences during the holiday season, and the traditional spreads often include tempting sweets like cheesecake, cookies, and pumpkin pie. While these make for delicious desserts, they contain sugars that can cause lasting damage to your teeth if you aren’t careful. While practicing proper dental hygiene and drinking plenty of water are great ways to keep the problem under control, making good decisions about what goes on the table can make a world of difference. Here’s a brief list of tooth-friendly foods for the holiday season.

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When Fitness Meets Dentistry: The Oral Health Risks of Exercise

October 13, 2023

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A woman finishing her exercise routine, not worried about her oral health

Exercise is a cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle, benefiting your body and your mental health in numerous ways. However, while you’re focused on breaking a sweat, you should also be aware of potential oral health risks. This is not to say that you should stop exercising. It’s a reminder that proper form and good practices can help you prevent an emergency dental appointment.

If you want to learn how your exercise routine might be affecting your oral health, continue reading.

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Where Do Dental Phobias Come From?

August 11, 2023

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A man with a dental anxiety thinking about the dentist

When most people think of going to the dentist, they may think about the best time to schedule an appointment, how much it might cost, or how much they enjoyed going the last time. However, there are many others who experience anxiety and real fear at the topic.

But why is that? How do people develop a fear of the dentist? Continue reading to find out the basis of these fears, and how sedation dentistry might help if you experience anxiety at the dentist.

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3 Foods That Keep Your Teeth White

July 12, 2023

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Woman smiling with teeth and pointing finger guns at both sides of her mouth

After getting your teeth professionally whitened, you’ve finally gotten them the shade you’ve always wanted. However, even with the best oral hygiene routine in the world, your lifestyle and diet might cause dental staining. Fortunately, with a few changes, you can prolong the brightness of your enhanced smile for longer before you have to go get a touch-up. Here are 3 foods you can eat that keep your teeth white.

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How Dentists Save Lives by Screening for Oral Cancer

April 12, 2023

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Woman receives dental examination.

Did you know that dentists are often the first to detect a patient’s oral cancer? Early detection maximizes the chances of effective treatment, and all dentists are trained to carry out oral cancer screenings. Mostwill examine your mouth for signs of cancer during routine dental visits. These screenings take minutes and save lives.

You might be asking how a dentist can detect oral cancer in the middle of everything else a typical visit entails. Read on to find out how dentists play their part in the fight against cancer.

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Dental Implant vs. Natural Tooth: Is an Implant Stronger?

February 15, 2023

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a digital picture of a dental implant being placed among natural teeth

If you have missing teeth, dental implants are an incredibly reliable and long-lasting solution to complete your smile. Most dental professionals consider them the gold standard in tooth-replacement options! Additionally, they are very lifelike and look just like your natural pearly whites. So, are they stronger than your teeth? Read on to learn the answer and what makes them such a great investment in rebuilding your smile.

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4 Reasons You Need a Dental Crown Replacement

October 15, 2022

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person talking to dentist about getting dental crown replacement

Dental crowns are caps that are shaped like teeth and encircle the entire visible part of them. They are used to repair damaged or severely decayed teeth and can also make small ones look bigger and discolored ones look whiter. As durable as dental crowns are, they won’t last forever. The average lifespan or a crown is 15 years. But how can you know when it’s time to have one replaced? Read on to learn about four common reasons why you need a dental crown replacement.

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4 Factors to Keep in Mind When Navigating Dental Insurance

September 29, 2022

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a person looking up their dental insurance benefits on their laptop

The holidays are right around the corner, which means that your dental insurance benefits are about to renew! Insurance coverage can be hard to navigate, especially because of the complicated jargon and varying benefits. In order to get the most out of your plan before it expires, all while keeping up with your oral health, it’s important to learn how to navigate it. Read on for four important factors you’ll want to consider when maximizing your dental insurance.

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