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Light-Accelerated Bleaching

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your smile says a lot about you. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 99.7% of people believe a smile is an important social asset and nearly three-quarters believe people with an unattractive smile may be hurting their chances at a successful career. In one survey, when asked what they would most like to improve about their smile, the majority of individuals responded with, “whiter, brighter teeth.” Whitening or bleaching teeth is the most common cosmetic dental procedure, and while many over-the-counter whitening kits promise results, in-office procedures are generally regarded as safer and more effective. Laser teeth whitening, also known as light-accelerated bleaching, is one of the more popular dentist-supervised treatments many people opt for in search of whiter teeth. Read on to learn more about the process and see if it’s right for you. How It Works From...

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How to revent A Root Canal

Posted by on Nov 14, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Your endodontist has gone to school and studied endodontics for many years just in order to perform root canals, and you appreciate that.  But it might be best if you try to prevent having to go see him altogether.  Root canals are the best solution for tooth root infections, but they require a lot of pain and money.  The days and weeks leading up to your appointment might be painful, as tooth root pain is not fun.  The procedure, although it relieves a lot of the pain, is long and can be unpleasant, to say the least.  Included here are some great ways that you can prevent the need for a root canal.  But First, What is a Root Canal?    The endodontic treatment known as a root canal is when the infected, dead, or injured inside part of your...

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Have A Good “Filling” At Your Next Dental Visit: Debunking Cavity Myths

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The word “cavity” strikes fear in the young and old alike. Many dread or even avoid the dentist chair because they feel that cavities are unavoidable. However, understanding some common myths about cavities may help you take better care of your teeth and avoid those fillings and dental costs. Myth #1: The award for “Most Cavities” goes to the kids People assume that kids are always going to have more cavities than adults. They drink all the soda and eat all the candy they want, right? Well, not necessarily. Over the last few decades, this has become less true. The amount of cavities in school children is actually down, but it is rising among adults, especially senior citizens. This could be the result of more dental health education in schools, dental insurance plans for the elderly, and many other...

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Dangers Of Leaving Wisdom Teeth In Your Mouth

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most people will start to develop their wisdom teeth between the ages of 17 and 25. They are indeed called wisdom teeth because they start to grow in later in life when people are considered to start gaining some wisdom. Many people will remove these teeth shortly after they begin to develop. Is this really necessary? Doesn’t this affect your ability to chew? As it turns out, wisdom teeth are not actually needed and can begin to cause problems if not properly taken care of. Complications from Not Removing Wisdom Teeth 1. Shifting Teeth. As you age and your wisdom teeth start to grow and develop, they will begin to impinge on your other teeth. This will cause the teeth to start to move and shift. This is because the jaw is usually too small to correctly allow the wisdom...

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3 Restorative Treatments Your Family Dentist Can Do

Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you have a large family, it’s important to save time and money. One way to accomplish this goal is by going to a family dentist for all of your dental needs. It’s possible to schedule many appointments on the same day for you or your children. Knowing what restorative treatments your family dentist can perform is helpful. Dental Fillings The key to saving a tooth and restoring it as quickly as possible is by getting it filled. In order to obtain a dental filling, the decay must fall within the classification of one to six. This will dictate the extent of the cavity and what is required to fix it. This process involves the dentist removing the decay and using a composite material to restore it. Common types of composite materials that are used include gold, porcelain and...

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