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What Are the Different Stages of Gum Disease?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 46 percent of all adults in the United States who are 30 years and above display signs of gum disease. It’s one of the most common causes of tooth loss among adults. Are you wondering how this dental problem progresses? Read on to learn more about the different stages of gum disease.

How to Increase the Results From Teeth Whitening

According to the American Dental Association, many people suffer from tooth staining. Discolored teeth are usually caused by certain factors like foods, drinks, medications, diseases, trauma, and aging. To correct this dental issue, many cosmetic dentists offer teeth-whitening treatments. These dental whitening systems can remove extrinsic or intrinsic staining. All you have to do is try to enhance or extend their results. If you want to find out how you can do this, here’s what you should know.

What You Should Know Before Getting Veneers

There’s lots of different cosmetic dental treatments that can enhance the appearance of your smile. Veneers are one of the easiest and most versatile, making it also extremely popular. Veneers are shell-like covers that are placed over the outer faces of teeth to hide imperfections and create uniformity across the length of your smile.

Signs and Symptoms of TMJ

TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. We each have two of these joints, and they are located on either side of the head, connecting the lower jaw, called the mandible, to the skull. The purpose of these joints is to allow the jaw to move, back and forth, up and down, so that we can eat, speak, yawn etc.

Important Facts About Dental Implants

According to recent statistics, 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. For decades, dental implants have changed the way lost teeth are treated. They not only restore your teeth to their former glory but also greatly improve your smile. If you have lost your tooth, you may not be feeling your best. Tooth loss can negatively impact both emotional and physical health, lowering self-esteem. For a permanent solution, people with missing teeth are advised to consider dental implants.

How to Get the Most Out of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners are an excellent orthodontic treatment for people who want a straighter, healthy smile. Like traditional metal wires or brackets, clear aligners help guide your teeth into their proper position by controlling its movement through the use of gradual force.

We have reopened: Here's what you need to know about how we are promoting practice and patient safety

We are very excited to be welcoming back our patients and to be able to continue to provide the exceptional quality dental care that you have come to know from us. We are fully committed to the safety and wellbeing of our patients at all times and take infection control extremely seriously. In addition to our usual practices, we have also implemented a number of enhanced safety protocols to give you peace of mind when you need it most.

How Long Do You Have to Wait to Get Dentures After Teeth Are Pulled?

Dental care specialists say that factors such as periodontal disease, old age, or chronic diseases can result in the extraction of one or even several of your teeth. Perhaps you have already talked to your dentist about getting new permanent dentures after your tooth extraction.

What is the Upkeep Like for Veneers?

Dental veneers were first invented way back in the 1920s as a way to temporarily change the appearance of an actors’ teeth. However, they have since come a long way and today, are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments as a simple way to permanently transform the appearance of your smile. Here are our top tips for taking care of your dental veneers.

How to Take Care of Dentures

If you have dentures, taking proper care of them will ensure their longevity and guarantee the general health of your oral cavity. Correct care of dentures removes bacteria and stains that may lead to their early deterioration. If you have dentures and you want to take care of them the right way, let’s talk about the proper way to do so.

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