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You want whiter teeth? Well, you’re not alone. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry asked people what they’d most like to improve about their smile. The most common answer — whiter teeth. About 39 percent of Americans are even willing to give up dessert in pursuit of that brighter smile. But what are the safest,…

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Gingivitis is an infection of the teeth and gums and is caused by neglect. By not brushing and flossing regularly, you allow plaque and tartar to build up, eventually causing some of the signs and symptoms we will talk about throughout this post. If allowed to fester long enough, gingivitis can even get beneath the…

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A week after Valentine’s Day is a good time to ask yourself how you nurture your relationship on regular ol’ days. We can’t buy presents and chocolate all the time (as your dentist, I advise you to please not buy chocolate every day), but there are plenty of other ways to show we care. One…

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A dental bridge is a permanent replacement for a tooth that is missing. It’s attached to the teeth on either side of the gap. This procedure can be expensive, up to $1,200, and patients worry that it won’t be worth it in the long term. With proper care, you can expect your dental bridge to…

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After finding out that you need to have a dental filling, the next question is typically about finances. A filling is one of the least expensive dental procedures and is usually fairly manageable. However, pinning down the exact cost for a dental filling can be a difficult task. Like so many other health care services,…

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Restorative dentistry has been around for years. It has helped many achieve a brighter and healthier smile. While it has done all this, you may still be asking, “What is restorative dentistry?” We’ve put together some vital information to help you make an informed decision. Keep reading to learn more about restorative dentistry. What Is…

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Teeth are necessary tools for our everyday survival. They aid in the consumption of food and the correct articulation of words. The necessity for healthy teeth never ends. However, teeth are more than just a handy tool; they also provide a strong visual connection. They can alter beauty and show vitality, youth, success, and even…

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When it comes to gum disease, gingivitis is a common diagnosis. It is also the first stage of gum disease. Unfortunately, you may not know you have it until you go to see the dentist. However, you can look for certain symptoms before going to see a dentist. These symptoms include a tender feeling around…

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Gingivitis is a common disease, but many people don’t know much about it. The literal meaning of gingivitis is inflammation of the gums or gingiva. This inflammation commonly occurs due to a film of bacteria accumulating on the teeth. It is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease. However, if you leave gingivitis untreated, it can…

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Dentures can be a way to bring vitality back to your mouth. Many people fight against getting dentures for as long as they can. While we’d all like to protect our natural teeth forever, there’s no reason to limit your quality of life to do so. Dentures can promote better diets, ease pain, and restore…

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