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Does Activated Charcoal Really Whiten Your Teeth?

April 6, 2021

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woman holding a toothbrush with activated charcoal for teeth whitening

If you’ve been on social media within the last few years, chances are you’ve seen pictures or videos of people claiming to have whitened their teeth with activated charcoal. It may seem counterintuitive – how does brushing your teeth with a black paste make them lighter? – but many people swear by it. As popular as this new trend is, it has not been approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). Read on to learn whether activated charcoal is a safe and effective method of teeth whitening.


3 Types of Dental Implants to Rebuild Your Smile

March 23, 2021

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Model showing the types of dental implants.If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you’re in the same boat as 120 million Americans. Despite the latest innovations in dentistry, tooth loss is still a common problem. Thankfully, you now have more options than ever to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the preferred choice because they replicate the entire structure of the tooth from the root up. Although you might believe they are all the same, there are 3 types of dental implants. Here’s what you need to know to make the best decision for your smile.


How Serious is a Toothache?

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woman with a toothache

Physical discomfort is your body’s way of communicating to you that something isn’t quite right. When it comes to toothaches, there are varying degrees of pain, and depending on the severity, they can be easy to shrug off. If you’re experiencing excess sensitivity or aching in one or more of your teeth, it’s extremely important that you don’t ignore it. Keep reading to learn the signs and symptoms of a toothache and what can happen if you don’t address it.


What Do Dental Implants Feel Like?

February 3, 2021

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Woman with dental implants

Are you missing teeth? The good news is that we live in a time when you don’t need to settle for gaps in your smile. You have several different options when it comes to replacing your missing teeth, including dental implants. They are preferred by dentists and patients alike because of their many benefits, but what exactly do they feel like? Continue reading to learn more about how implants work and how they will feel after the placement procedure.


4 Traits of a Successful Dental Implant Candidate

January 5, 2021

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Mature woman smiling with her fingers touching her chin

Dental implants offer many benefits. This incredibly popular restorative treatment is comprised of a titanium alloy post that is implanted into the jawbone and topped with a dental crown that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth. Because they are placed directly into the jawbone, there are certain health criteria you must meet. Read on to learn what is needed in order to have a successful dental implant procedure.


5 of the Most Common Dental Emergency Treatments

December 14, 2020

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man with a dental emergency holding his face in pain

Whether a raging toothache keeps you up at night or your child suddenly falls and cracks their tooth, dental emergencies are often inconvenient and stressful. When one occurs, it’s vital that you call your dentist as soon as you can. But what happens once you arrive at the office? While every case differs, knowing how your dentist may handle the problem can alleviate some of your worries. Here are five of the most common dental emergency treatments that dentists use.


Why Teeth Whitening Is the Perfect Holiday Gift

November 11, 2020

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Before and after teeth whitening

How many gifts have you received in the past where they just sat around and got dusty? Of course, the thoughtfulness is the most important thing, but wouldn’t a better gift be something that is used every single day? If you’re still searching for that perfect gift for someone that you care about, why not surprise them with professional teeth whitening? This is something they can show off every single day! Read on to learn some reasons why this is the gift that will keep on giving!


Want to Save Money? Visit Your Dentist!

October 13, 2020

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Blue piggy bank of dental insurance atop set of model teeth

Are you looking for ways to save money? You probably already know that one of the first things you should do is cut back on unnecessary expenses. However, as you’re deciding what you can do without, don’t try to save a few dollars by cancelling your routine dental checkups and cleanings! Even if your teeth look and feel fine, skipping these quick and simple visits can cost you a lot of time, money, and hassle in the future. Here are four ways that getting a dental checkup twice a year can benefit both your smile and your wallet.


8 Reasons Why Sedation Dentistry May Not Be Right for You

September 30, 2020

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young man talking to his dentist before undergoing sedation dentistry

As many as one out of every five Americans have avoided getting the dental care they need because of fear or anxiety. To help patients overcome their nervousness and be comfortable receiving the treatment they need to maintain a healthy mouth, many dentists offer various forms of sedation. To ensure you’re a good candidate for sedation dentistry, it’s important to share your medical history with your dentist so they can determine your eligibility. Until then, here are eight signs that dental sedation may not be right for you.


Will Removing Your Wisdom Teeth Make Your Face Thinner?

August 27, 2020

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Doctor talking to patient about wisdom teeth removal

Are you a part of the 85% of people who have wisdom teeth? More importantly, have you recently been advised by your dentist to have them removed? For many patients, the idea of undergoing this procedure is shortly followed by the question of whether the long-term consequences include permanent changes to their facial structure. If you have found yourself wondering whether wisdom teeth removal will alter the shape of your face, then keep reading!

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