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What Causes Common Cosmetic Dental Problems? How Can They Be Solved?

January 12, 2024

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Shade guide for veneers

Many people find themselves flustered with imperfections in their teeth, and some of them can be so distressed by them that they don’t smile as much as they should. Fortunately, modern dental science has developed a variety of ways to address these issues so patients can feel confident about their smiles again. Here are a few of the most common cosmetic dental issues along with what your cosmetic dentist can do to help.

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Steps to a Greater Smile: A Guide Through the Veneer Process

December 18, 2023

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a woman smiling after receiving veneers

Have you always daydreamed about being able to show off your dream smile? Whether you have stains, chips, cracks, or minor gaps between your teeth, veneers may be the comprehensive solution you’ve been searching for. While you can expect a wide variety of benefits from this treatment, you might wonder exactly how you’ll upgrade your grin with this procedure. This blog provides a step by step guide through the veneer process, that way you can know what to expect when it comes time to enhance your pearly whites.

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I’m Thinking About Porcelain Veneers; Can They Still Get Cavities?

November 10, 2023

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Woman shows off pretty smile

Porcelain veneers can reshape a smile into a whiter, brighter, and straighter form. They are used to treat gaps, extensive chips and cracks, and stains that have not responded to teeth whitening. Since they are made of porcelain, they imitate the color and luster of real teeth, but are they vulnerable to the things that can harm teeth such as bacteria and sugar? Here’s what you should know about taking proper care of porcelain veneers.

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Don’t Become One of These Frightening Dental Statistics

October 13, 2023

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Man has tooth pain

Halloween is a time for screams and frights, but the ghoulish volumes of candy being thrown around during this time of year can be especially scary for all the teeth in the world. While most oral health conditions can be prevented, the terrifying reality is that gum disease and tooth decay are far too common for comfort. Here are some frightening statistics about dental health to convince you to stay on the straight and narrow path to a beautiful smile.

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Are You Too Old for Dental Implants?

September 11, 2023

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older person with dental implants smiling

The frustration of having missing teeth can be quite real, impacting your confidence and making social situations less enjoyable. Luckily, dental implants provide an effective solution. These tiny titanium screws replace the roots of missing teeth for a full, healthy beam. But does age ever become a limiting factor for getting dental implants? Continue reading to discover whether there’s an age limit for this transformative treatment.

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White Teeth Aren’t Always Healthy

August 10, 2023

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Woman looking at her teeth in a mirrorYou can’t put a price on the benefits of having bright, white teeth because they are attractive and look healthy. However, looks can be deceiving. People with the whitest of teeth can have serious underlying dental issues. Here’s why you shouldn’t judge your dental health based on the color of your teeth.

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What Is Oral Conscious Sedation, and Is It Right For Me?

July 5, 2023

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closeup of someone holding a pill

Any dentist will tell you that oral healthcare is fast, easy, and largely painless. However, dental anxiety is still widespread, which means that anything we can use to make things as pleasant as possible for nervous patients is incredibly useful.

For that reason, sedation dentistry can be a complete game-changer for anxious patients. Oral conscious sedation in particular can be a great choice for patients who need something to relax while getting the care that they need. If you’re wondering whether oral conscious sedation could work well for you, here’s what you should know about this treatment.

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How Does Your Dentist Know When You Need a Filling?

June 14, 2023

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a dentist shining a light on a model of a tooth

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults between 20 and 64 years old has at least one cavity, and older adults are twice as likely to have untreated cavities. As one of the most common oral health problems in the country, many patients learn at their routine checkups and cleanings with their dentists that they need a filling to treat signs of decay. Read on to learn how they can tell that a cavity is forming and what they’ll do to treat the issue.

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When Can You Get Dentures After Tooth Extraction?

April 13, 2023

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A smiling woman who just received a tooth extraction

Before denture treatment, you may have a few pearly whites pulled. That’s typical – prosthetic teeth can be more cost-effective than keeping damaged ones. Still, you may wonder how the tooth pulling affects your care’s timeline. Perhaps you’re thinking, “When can I get dentures after tooth extraction?” Well, answering that question depends on your circumstances. Luckily enough, your Gainesville dentist is here to explain. Here, then, is how long you must wait between tooth extraction and receiving dentures.

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3 Foods You Should Eat If You Have Gum Disease

March 6, 2023

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2 mugs of green tea sitting on a table

Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions that there is, with some estimates saying that around 50% of adults in the U.S. have it to some extent. Gum disease can be fairly mild, resulting in some minor inflammation, or can be severe enough to cause tooth and bone loss.

As a result, if you’re one of the many Americans who is suffering from some form of gum disease, it’s critical that you take steps to manage it properly. Dental hygiene is a massive part of that, but there are also some changes you can make to your diet that can be helpful. Here are some foods it might be a good idea to incorporate.

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