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Fillings and You: What’s the Best Way to Treat Your Cavity?

October 17, 2023

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A simple illustration of a tooth with a cavity being filled then smiling about it

Have you been feeling tooth sensitivity when eating anything incredibly hot or cold? Are you experiencing a sharp pain when you bite down? If so, you could have a cavity. It’s important to see your dentist to mend the damage before it progresses further. They’ll need to clean any decay and fill in your tooth in order to preserve it. That said, there’s more than one way to do so! Keep reading to learn about the options so you can make an informed decision.


The Best Orthodontic-Friendly Halloween Candy

September 8, 2023

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Child dressed up as a ghost holding a candy bucketAfter having your braces put on, your dentist went over a few dietary instructions, which included not eating candy. However, Halloween is right around the corner. You don’t have to worry about fighting your sweet tooth while passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Orthodontic associations recommend following a few tips before sneaking a piece of candy.


Can I Get Braces on Just the Top?

August 1, 2023

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Woman with braces pointing to her teethIf you’re embarrassed by gapped, overcrowded, or rotated teeth, braces can give you a straight smile. Whether you need complex tooth movements or minor adjustments, you’ll probably need braces on both your top and bottom teeth. Although it’s possible to get braces on just the upper or lower teeth, it’s rarely a good idea, and here’s why.


Natural Teeth Versus Dental Implants: Which Is Stronger?

July 13, 2023

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Older couple smiles by lake

For those with missing teeth, dental implants can be a great way to once again have a full and beautiful smile. While teeth are naturally incredibly strong, wear and tear, gum disease, and tooth decay will weaken their structure over time which can cause them to eventually fall out. They might also become lost due to other things like facial trauma. When your teeth go missing, dentists agree that dental implants are the next best thing. In addition to looking and feeling completely normal, they are actually stronger than natural teeth. Read on to find out more about the benefits of dental implants.


Just Got a Brand-New Dental Crown…What Now?

June 22, 2023

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a woman in Carmel checking her new dental crown

Do you have an upcoming appointment to receive a dental crown to restore a compromised tooth? While you can be sure to enjoy an incredibly durable and lifelike solution, the lifespan of your results will go hand-in-hand with how you care for your smile. Furthermore, you’ll have to go through a recovery phase following your placement procedure, which can present some challenges if you aren’t careful. Keep reading to learn what to expect from getting a dental crown and ways to make your healing process easier.


Want to Whiten Your Teeth Before a Special Event? Here’s When to Start

May 31, 2023

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Bride and groom smiling in front of alter outside

Longer days and warmer weather are just around the corner! For many, the months between May and September are filled with weddings, family reunions, and other important events. If your teeth have taken on a yellow hue, then your feelings of excitement may have turned into feelings of dread. Fortunately, there is a solution: professional teeth whitening. To learn when to whiten your teeth before a special event (and how to maintain your bright smile), read on.


Does Cosmetic Dentistry Hurt?

April 18, 2023

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person speaking with cosmetic dentist

If you’re considering cosmetic dentistry treatments to enhance your smile, it’s natural to have questions and concerns about potential discomfort. From teeth whitening to veneers and orthodontic treatments, various options are available to address different cosmetic concerns. Understanding the nature of these treatments will help alleviate any worries and ensure a positive and pain-free experience, so read on to learn whether cosmetic dentistry will hurt.


How Much Enamel is Removed for Veneers?

March 24, 2023

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Veneer in front of lower toothThere are more options than ever before to address common aesthetic concerns, but porcelain veneers continue to rank among the most popular elective procedures every year. They can treat many imperfections at once using a minimally invasive procedure that can save time and money. However, your cosmetic dentist must remove some enamel to bond them to your teeth. Since your enamel can’t grow back, it’s normal to have concerns about altering your teeth. There’s no reason to worry because it doesn’t harm them. Your dentist will always take the conservative approach when prepping your teeth for veneers. Here’s how much enamel you can expect them to remove while on your journey to a picture-perfect smile.


How Long Will Invisalign Treatment Take?

February 4, 2023

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Rome wasn’t built in a day, right? That’s essentially what you’ve realized about your smile – it’s not going to look perfect overnight. You’ve heard some good things about Invisalign clear braces and think that might be the right choice for you, but how long is it going to take? This is an answer that needs some discussion with an orthodontist, so keep reading to find out what your Invisalign timeline might look like.


3 Things You Ought to Know about Adult Braces

January 5, 2023

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Portrait of an adult with braces

For a lot of people, braces are associated very closely with adolescence; when they think about a mouth full of metal, they imagine the awkwardness and discomfort that comes with being that age. That’s really unfortunate, because there are a lot of adults who could have their lives changed for the better orthodontic care.

No matter your age, braces can completely change the way that others feel about you, and that you feel about yourself. If you’re considering getting braces, here are a few things you might not know about getting orthodontics as an adult.

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