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Are there Health Benefits to Invisalign?

When your teeth are out of alignment, something called malocclusion, bite tension changes. This can cause problems as diverse as TMJ or even tooth loss. For this reason, addressing your malocclusion, especially if you are suffering jaw or tooth pain, is a good idea. You may have thought about straightening your teeth before, but there […]

Recipes Sweet and Healthy?

There are many healthy alternatives to snacks with lots of sugar which don’t drop the sweetness of the flavor. This is good news for people who want something sweet, but don’t want the sugar for their general health. However, some of these alternative snacks can still hurt your oral health, even if they’re sugar free. […]

Common Foods that Stain Teeth

A very common reasons people visit their cosmetic dentist is to address tooth staining and discoloration with a teeth whitening procedure. Some tooth discoloration is unavoidable, caused by age, genetics, or mineralization and medications. However, other tooth discoloration is caused by foods and beverages including: Candy and sweets Coffee and tea Dark berries and vegetables […]

Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Veneers?

There are many reasons you may want to look into porcelain veneers. In the quest for the best smile you can show the world, porcelain veneers are a versatile solution for many dental issues. Fortunately, veneers are a relatively common cosmetic restoration, and a consultation with your dentist will let you know whether you are […]

Do I Have Gingivitis?

Although you may take great care of your teeth – brushing, flossing, and seeing the dentist regularly – the American Dental Association says that nearly every adult will suffer from gingivitis at some point in their lives. Gingivitis is the most common form of gum disease, in fact is the earliest stage, but can be […]

Braces vs. Porcelain Veneers

Adults today have options for orthodontic services. In addition to traditional metal braces, many dentists now offer clear plastic aligners (Invisalign), invisible braces, as well as instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers. The choice between braces and porcelain veneers is best made by an experienced dentist who will assess the quality of your smile, and help […]

Will Tooth Whitening Cause Sensitivity?

Having white teeth is part of a beautiful smile, and with the number of store-bought whitening kits and toothpastes with whitening agents, there is no shortage of ways to brighten your teeth. However, one of the most common complaints with whitening kits is that it causes tooth sensitivity. This is because the way in which […]

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