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How Vaping Can Destroy Your Smile

September 20, 2019

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VapingAs you’ve probably heard on the news, vaping – the use of e-cigarettes – is not quite the safe alternative to traditional cigarettes that it was claimed to be. In fact, when it comes to oral health, many of the effects are similar to that of traditional tobacco products. If you’ve been thinking of taking up vaping, here’s why it could be a dangerous mistake for your smile.


6 Secrets to Better Flossing

August 3, 2019

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flossing woman

Most of us don’t floss nearly as much as we should. Maybe we don’t think we have time for it, maybe it hurts our gums, or maybe we just don’t feel like it. However, using dental floss every day is so crucial to your oral health that there’s no excuse not to do it. It’s really simple to get into the habit, especially if you follow these 6 steps from a dentist to make the most out of flossing.


Dental Implants—The Best Option For Replacing Missing Teeth

May 31, 2019

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person smilingHas your dental bridge reached its maximum lifespan or is it starting to fail? Flossing around your bridge is a headache, and you’d like to simplify your life. You’ve also noticed you natural teeth that hold your restoration in place are left defenseless to decay. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry recommends replacing your outdated restoration with one of the most advanced dental procedures, dental implants. They’re a long-lasting stable solution to missing teeth that aren’t just aesthetically pleasing, but they’re also great for your health. Learn why replacing your bridge with dental implants is the preferred option below. (more…)

The 3 Leading Contributors to Dental Implants Failing

March 18, 2019

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older man smiling eating appleWhen it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are considered to be the “gold standard.” That’s because they are surgically inserted into the underlying jawbone, and they function like teeth roots. While the process has an overall success rate of 95%, the longevity of a dental implant depends greatly on how well it’s cared for. So to maintain your smile for years to come, learn about the top 3 contributors to premature implant failure.


Is Your Smile Making You See Yellow? Teeth Whitening May be Able to Help

February 10, 2019

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woman with beautiful smileTeeth can turn yellow for many reasons. Some of the chief causes of this problem include tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and lack of regular oral hygiene. Teeth whitening may be able to help by removing built-up stains and restoring your smile to its former glory.


5 Options to Explore with Your Cosmetic Dentist in Brandon

January 14, 2019

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dnetal patient with beautiful smileAre you looking into your smile enhancement options for 2019? A great way to start is by scheduling an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Brandon. Popular treatments include teeth whitening, gum lifts, all-porcelain crowns and veneers, aligners, and digital smile design. Each offers its own unique blend of benefits and considerations.


How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

December 6, 2018

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dental implant and molarIf you are living with the challenges of missing teeth, you have heard about the benefits of dental implants. By replacing both the root and crown of a tooth, it allows you to enjoy several benefits that are not possible with any other treatment. As a result, you gain the next best thing to your natural teeth using a solution that offers over a 95% success rate. Although you know they can improve your quality of life, you are concerned about their cost. When determining how much you can expect to pay, there are several factors that influence the price.

What Are Dentures Made Of?

November 3, 2018

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Older woman smiling.For hundreds of years, humans have made dentures out of various materials to give themselves a full set of teeth once again. Thankfully, modern dentistry has brought dentures a long way from the use of animal teeth and pieces of bone. But what are dentures made of? How do you take care of your dentures to make them last? Keep reading to learn the answers to these questions from a trusted dentist.


Your Family Dentist Lists the Top 4 Causes of Chronic Bad Breath

October 7, 2018

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man embarrassed covering mouthOne of your fears is to be engaged in a conversation only for the other person to show signs that your breath is offensive. Unfortunately, if you suffer from chronic bad breath, this can be a reality for you. Thankfully, there are some strategies you can utilize to both prevent this type of oral issue and to improve an unfavorable situation. Additionally, you’ll learn about 4 of the more common causes of bad breath.


Why Would a Cosmetic Dentist Recommend Crown Lengthening?

September 3, 2018

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A woman smiling When it comes to aesthetics, proportion is everything. Although most people aren’t conscious of it, they think of a beautiful smile as one that has a certain proportion of gum tissue to tooth structure. But many people lack these proportions and, as a result, either have a “gummy smile” or teeth that appear small or square-shaped. Fortunately, any of these scenarios can be dramatically improved from a procedure called crown lengthening, where a cosmetic dentist reduces the amount of gum that shows and increases the length of the teeth. This procedure can usually be done in just one appointment to reshape the gumline and reveal the beautifully proportioned smile that’s been there all along. Keep reading to learn more about why a crown lengthening procedure might be necessary and what you can expect!


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