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What You Need to Know About Flossing Dental Implants

August 9, 2022

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Dentist discussing dental implant with patientDental implants are the most reliable method of treating tooth loss. They have over a 95% success rate and can last for 30 years or longer with the right maintenance, like brushing and flossing. Although dental implants can’t get cavities, your home oral hygiene routine is essential to protect your investment. Besides brushing at least twice per day, your new smile relies on daily flossing to prevent an infection called peri-implantitis. Here’s what you need to know about flossing dental implants to keep the infection at bay.

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Teeth Whitening VS Veneers for a Whiter Smile

June 29, 2022

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Woman embarrassed by stains covering her mouthAre you embarrassed by tooth discoloration? You aren’t alone. Thankfully, you have several solutions to achieve a bright, confident smile. Although teeth whitening is a common method of improving stains, it isn’t effective on all types of discoloration. Don’t worry, you aren’t out of options. You may be a candidate for veneers; however, it is a more invasive treatment. Your cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the smile of your dreams using a personalized treatment plan.

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How to Floss with Invisalign

May 12, 2022

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Woman flossing her teethIf you’re ready to start your journey to a straight smile, your oral hygiene is more important than ever when using clear aligners. You don’t want any unexpected dental problems to delay your treatment, like cavities or gum disease. Not to mention, you need to keep your teeth and aligners clean to maintain their translucent appearance; however, brushing isn’t enough. Here’s why flossing with Invisalign is vital to the success of your new smile.

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5 Interesting Facts About Dental Implants

April 6, 2022

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Model of white teeth and dental implant

Even if your dentist suggests them, you may still be skeptical about dental implants. Besides substituting for natural teeth, it may not seem like they do much else. Why not just get some dentures or a dental bridge instead?

As a matter of fact, dental implants have a lot that make them special. To learn more, check out these interesting facts below!

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3 Issues That Can Keep You from Getting Dental Implants

February 11, 2022

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person with nice teeth thanks to dental implants smiling

Whether you lost teeth as the result of decay, an injury, or another factor, this can make your smile look incomplete and cause you to lose confidence in yourself. Fortunately, dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth that allow you to eat, speak, and laugh without issue. Though they are the tooth replacement option of choice for many patients and dentists alike, there are a few problems that can keep you from getting them. Read on to learn about three issues that need to be corrected before you move forward with the procedure.

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4 Bad Habits to Break If You Have Dental Implants

December 13, 2021

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Man holding cigarette Dental implants have quickly become the preferred solution to treat tooth loss because they closely function like real teeth, but that’s not their only benefit. Unlike traditional bridges and dentures, dental implants can last for decades with the right care because they offer the most reliable results. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, they have over a 95% success rate. Although they can thrive for 30 years or more, several factors affect their lifespan. Don’t let simple mistakes cause your new smile to fail. Here are 4 bad habits to break to ensure your investment lasts for a lifetime.

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Why Root Canal Therapy Is a Good Thing

September 8, 2021

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illustration showing process of root canal in Plano

According to the American Association of Endodontists, approximately 41,000 root canals are performed each day. As one of the most widely feared dental procedures, root canal therapy often gets a bad rap. This procedure is designed to quickly relieve pain and stop infection in its tracks while preserving your natural smile. So, not only are root canals virtually painless, but they’re actually a good thing! Here’s why root canals aren’t as scary as you think as well as some benefits of root canals for your oral health.

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How Painful is Root Canal Therapy?

August 17, 2021

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Model of root canal treating infected toothEvery tooth is essential to a healthy smile; however, it’s not uncommon for a tooth to become compromised over the years, such as from decay, infection, or trauma. Your dentist can rehabilitate a severely damaged tooth with root canal therapy. Although the treatment is only used as a last resort, the American Association of Endodontics reports over 25 million root canals are performed annually because it has a 97% success rate. If your dentist has recommended the procedure, it’s best to get it right away to save your tooth, but there’s probably one question on your mind – are root canals painful? Despite their bad reputation, the treatment is virtually pain-free thanks to innovations in dentistry.

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Can You Whiten Teeth with Dental Bonding?

July 15, 2021

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Woman smiling after teeth whitening

Discoloration can happen for numerous different reasons, including the use of tobacco products, drinking pigmented beverages, and aging. While it’s natural, staining is still something that we consider unsightly and become self-conscious of. Fortunately, teeth whitening is available to help patients get the beautiful pearly whites that they have always dreamed of. But what if you have had dental bonding in the past? Can you still have your teeth whitened? Here’s what you need to know.

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What Causes Teeth to Shift?

June 22, 2021

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Woman covering her mouth

Your body continues to change over time, and your teeth are not excluded. However, tooth movement can be a sign of trouble and can even lead to great complications if you don’t have the issues addressed. If you notice that your teeth are shifting, this is definitely something to bring up to your dentist. Read on to learn about the causes of this issue as well as possible solutions.

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