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Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

July 28, 2021

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Model used during consultation for dental implantsOver 500,000 people each year choose dental implants to replace their missing teeth because they are unlike any other treatment. A dental implant replicates the entire tooth structure, including the root. Typically, anyone who has good oral and general health can benefit from dental implants; however, 4 issues that might put a kink in your plans. Don’t worry, here’s how your dentist can resolve specific concerns, so you can complete your smile.


5 Factors That Affect the Cost of Dental Implants

May 25, 2021

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Image representing dental implant costIt isn’t any secret dental implants initially cost more than traditional treatments, but they are well worth the investment. With the potential to last for a lifetime, you’ll save money down the road because they won’t need to be replaced every few years. Not to mention, the benefits you gain far surpass those of a conventional bridge or denture. If you’re ready to take the leap to treat your tooth loss with a solution that looks and feels natural, it’s time to budget for the dental implant cost. Here’s how much you can expect to pay for your new smile.


5 Qualities of a Dental Implant Candidate

January 27, 2021

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Model showing dental implant candidate. If you’ve lost a tooth or two, you have more options than ever to restore a complete smile. As an alternative to traditional prosthetics, you could choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth. A dental implant is the next best thing to your real tooth because it replicates the entire structure, including the root. As a result, you’ll enjoy unmatched benefits; however, are you a dental implant candidate? Here are 5 qualities you should have to ensure it is the right option for you.


4 Reasons Teeth Whitening Is the Perfect Gift Idea

December 17, 2020

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It’s the season of giving! Whether you are looking for the perfect present to put under the tree or just a little surprise to remind that special someone just how much you love them, you want to pick something heartfelt, thoughtful, and unique. The answer? Teeth whitening treatment! After all, the last thing they need is another gadget or random doodad. Read on for four reasons to consider giving the gift of a beautiful, bright smile.


How Cosmetic Dentistry Can Help Advance Your Career

November 20, 2020

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You’ve spent days in front of your computer applying to job after job, and you finally got an interview! The only thing is that it’s virtual. This means the interviewer will be focusing right on your face. It’s then that you realize your smile may carry more weight in your job hunt than you thought. With more interviews, attractive teeth could end up being the deciding factor. Today, cosmetic dental treatments like porcelain veneers, dental bonding, Invisalign, or tooth-colored fillings can work wonders for your smile and help you make the right first impression. Read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can help you nail that job interview.


How Visiting the Dentist Saves You Money

October 6, 2020

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Even if you are consistently maintaining an excellent oral hygiene routine, visiting your dentist is still a necessary step in order to achieve optimal oral and overall health. However, many people put aside regular dental visits for a variety of reasons. For many, especially those without dental insurance, it is an effort to save money. The truth is that by seeing your dentist on a regular basis for cleanings and checkups, you may be able to avoid large bills in the future. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about how regular visits can save you money.


4 Ways to Boost Your Smile & Improve Your Career Success

September 9, 2020

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Confident businessman smiles after cosmetic dental treatments

Numerous studies show that a person’s smile plays a significant role when making a first impression. From first dates to job interviews, the appearance of your teeth can go a long way in influencing how others perceive you, for better or for worse. Researchers report that a beautiful set of pearly whites can help you reach your career goals, while crooked, discolored, or decayed teeth can hurt your chances for success. Here are four cosmetic dental treatments to help you get an edge over the competition and impress employers!


Can Heavily Stained Teeth Be Treated?

August 18, 2020

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Person with stained teeth

Have the many years of drinking coffee, tea, wine, and using tobacco products caught up to your teeth? You’ve always wanted a whiter smile, but can teeth whitening reverse heavily stained teeth? There are so many things that can contribute to teeth staining as well as several different approaches you can take to brighten them up. Continue reading to learn more from your dentist about teeth discoloration and what you can do about it.


How To: Properly Care for Dental Implants

July 10, 2020

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Woman smiling with dental implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a whopping 3 million people have dental implants and an additional 500,000 implants are placed each year! This popular restorative procedure grew by nearly 7% between 2019 and 2020 alone, and it is widely known for its ability to restore the smile, bite force, and speech of patients who are missing teeth. However, did you also know that they hold an impressive 95% success rate if they are taken care of properly? Read on for four ways you can boost the longevity of your dental implant


Face Shields: Why Your Dentist Is Wearing One During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 23, 2020

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Dentist wearing face shield at appointment

Before heading into your dentist appointment, you already know that things are going to look different. You prepare yourself for a virtual waiting room, social distancing, and contactless greetings. However, when your dentist comes in with a mask, goggles, and a face shield, you find yourself thinking, “Is that really necessary?”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the answer is a resounding yes. Here is why dentists are using face shields to ensure your safety from COVID-19.

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