Signs Your Wisdom Teeth Are Coming In

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Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the last teeth to develop in adults. They typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 24 and are often removed during that time as well. Why are these teeth so frequently removed? Well, many times, wisdom teeth don’t have room to emerge and they become impacted which leads […]

7 Advantages of Porcelain Veneers

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Looking for one of the quickest and most effective ways to improve your smile? Porcelain veneers that are designed and placed by an experienced and careful dentist are just what you’ve been hoping for! These thin, durable shells provide a face-lift for your smile while also offering several health benefits. Porcelain veneers are suitable for […]

Is wisdom teeth removal necessary?

floating wisdom teeth

Wisdom teeth are notorious for causing problems. Young adults between ages 18 and 24 are most likely to experience oral pain and dysfunction due to impacted wisdom teeth.  Thankfully, these teeth are no longer essential to our oral function. In many cases, wisdom teeth removal is recommended, but it isn’t always necessary. Be sure to […]

How Teeth Whitening Works

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If you’re looking for a quick, effective, and affordable way to improve your smile, teeth whitening is the way to go. There are several methods you can try at home, like toothpaste, whitening strips, and whitening pens, but we wouldn’t necessarily call those “quick”. Professional teeth whitening, however, allows patients to brighten their smiles up […]

What is advanced dentistry?

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Dentistry is not what it used to be. The past several decades brought extraordinary advances to the dental field. These new inventions allow dentists to provide high-quality care with minimally invasive techniques. Advanced dentistry refers to dentists who have extensive knowledge in one or more areas of dentistry, and those who use the latest technologies […]

Who needs sedation dentistry?

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Does the thought of going to the dentist skyrocket your heart rate? Do you have trouble sleeping the night before a dental exam? Does walking into a dentist’s office make you feel physically ill? Dental phobia and anxiety can stem from several factors, including: Fear of pain Fear of needles Feelings of helplessness Loss of […]

General Dentist vs Dental Specialist

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When you’re experiencing oral health issues, it can be difficult to figure out exactly where to go because there are so many types of dentists and dental specialists. People typically visit general dentists for dental cleanings, exams, and x-rays, but general dentists offer a wide variety of services to meet almost every oral health need. […]

How are cosmetic and restorative dentistry similar?

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Most general dentists offer a variety of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. Many of us are familiar with preventive dentistry, but cosmetic and restorative procedures can often be confused. Cosmetic and restorative dentistry both aim to improve smiles. However, cosmetic dentistry focuses on improving the appearance of your smile and restorative dentistry prioritizes the […]

Do I need a dental bridge or partial denture?

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According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. If you’re one of these millions of people, various tooth-replacement options are available to you. Two of the most common option are a dental bridge and a partial denture. Both dental bridges and partial dentures will stop […]

Why do I have dental crown pain?

dental crown pain

Does dental crown pain have you wondering if something could be wrong? Are you experiencing sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks? Don’t let dental crown pain bring you down! Regardless of why you received a dental crown, it is common to experience some discomfort and sensitivity when it is first placed. However, as […]