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What are Dental Veneers, and Are They Worth the Money?
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What are Dental Veneers, and Are They Worth the Money?

For anyone who has ever wanted to hide their teeth, there is a way to permanently improve a smile. Dental veneers help conceal the imperfections or damage a natural tooth might have. They can cover chips, stains, gaps, and even some alignment problems. Dental veneers cost quite a bit, and getting them is moderately invasive....

What is a Composite Dental Filling?
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What is a Composite Dental Filling?

When the dentist finds a cavity and recommends a filling, the patient will probably have some questions. What will the filling look like? How much will it cost? The answer to these questions depends on the type of material used in the filling, and for that there are a few options.  Amalgam fillings, which are...

Can Missing Teeth Cause Health Problems?
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Can Missing Teeth Cause Health Problems?

When it comes to ruining a smile, a missing tooth is about as bad as it can get. But the problems with missing teeth go way beyond how a person looks or the embarrassment they might feel. The situation can lead to other significant dental problems. Those, in turn, can cause health issues.  A gaping...

How to Remove Invisalign Without Pain
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How to Remove Invisalign Without Pain

Invisalign uses a series of clear trays to gradually straighten crooked teeth over time. Because teeth are being moved, there may be some mild pain involved with the treatment, especially when patients switch to a new set of trays. Many patients report that discomfort is most noticeable when removing the trays. Luckily, there are a...

8 Things You Can Do for Whiter Teeth
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8 Things You Can Do for Whiter Teeth

Even someone with perfectly straight teeth might be unhappy with their smile. Tooth stains and discoloration can make them embarrassed to grin or show their teeth. Indeed, whiter teeth can boost self-confidence, and often give a healthier, more youthful appearance. There are quite a few teeth whitening options for dull, dingy, discolored teeth. The choices...

Are There Any Braces That Are Clear?
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Are There Any Braces That Are Clear?

The desire for straight teeth is nearly universal. For many years, the only option for correcting crooked teeth was metal braces. While braces are very effective, they are also very noticeable. These days, with new options available for straightening teeth, patients may wonder: are there any braces that are clear?  Whether for an image-conscious teenager...

How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face
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How Missing Teeth Affect Your Face

According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million people in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Whether they are knocked out or lost due to decay, missing teeth pose a number of problems besides just looking bad.  It might be harder to eat or speak clearly with a missing...

What is a Dental Crown? And What are the Alternatives?
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What is a Dental Crown? And What are the Alternatives?

When the dentist recommends a dental crown, patients might wonder if they have a choice. There are other options, but sometimes a crown is the most effective and economical alternative.  Fixing the damaged tooth is the dentist’s top priority, but it is understandable that cost, convenience, and appearance are also important factors for the patient....

Can You Fix a Cavity at Home?
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Can You Fix a Cavity at Home?

It might start with a slight twinge when eating something cold or an outright toothache. Maybe a tooth has some spotting or an obvious hole. When someone first suspects a cavity, what comes next? Can the cavity be fixed at home? Unfortunately, the answer is “no.” Dental cavities are serious issues that require attention from...

Root Canal Procedures—What to Expect, Step by Step
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Root Canal Procedures—What to Expect, Step by Step

For years, root canal procedures have had a bad reputation as something extremely painful. But most patients agree that the discomfort is not that much different than getting a dental filling. Root canals are the safest, most effective way to ease the pain of an infected tooth. In fact, the pain and sensitivity of an...