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Invisalign: Is It Painful?
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Invisalign: Is It Painful?

For many people, nothing boosts confidence more than having a smile with two rows of beautifully straight teeth. Invisalign is often at the top of the list when patients search for an alignment option that is right for them. Since the level of pain they can expect can be an important consideration for individuals, many...

5 Tips for Finding a Kid-Friendly Dentist
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5 Tips for Finding a Kid-Friendly Dentist

Updated 6/22/2020 Your child’s first trip to the dentist is a major milestone, and it can help set the stage for a lifetime of good dental health. That’s why it is so important to find a kid-friendly dentist that will  make your child feel comfortable. When it comes to dentists for kids, parents can choose...

How Long Should a Root Canal Be Sore?
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How Long Should a Root Canal Be Sore?

Updated 6/15/2020 The very name “root canal” can conjure dreadful notions of pain and suffering in the minds of patients. It’s no wonder that many people put off getting a root canal, fearing both pain during the root canal procedure and the soreness that could come afterwards. Fortunately, thanks to better techniques, improved technology, and...

Seeing Your Dentist for Whiter Teeth
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Seeing Your Dentist for Whiter Teeth

It has been said that the most important fashion accessory you can wear is a smile. One way many people choose to improve the look of their smile is through whitening their teeth. Teeth whitening is the most frequently requested dental procedure and has become a multi-billion-dollar industry. Options to whiten teeth include over-the-counter products...

Does My Kid Need a Pediatric Dentist?
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Does My Kid Need a Pediatric Dentist?

If your child is ready for their first visit to the dentist, or if they have a dental emergency, you may be wondering about the best type of professional to treat him or her. Is it necessary to take your kid to a pediatric dentist, or can you bring them to your current dentist?  Some...

A Piece of Tooth Fell Off! Is That an Emergency?
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A Piece of Tooth Fell Off! Is That an Emergency?

Having a piece of a tooth break off and fall out is certainly startling. And if there is pain or blood involved, it is definitely considered a dental emergency. Even if it doesn’t hurt or bleed, a cracked tooth or chipped tooth should be seen by a dentist. The amount of urgency, however, depends on...

What Counts as a Dental Emergency?
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What Counts as a Dental Emergency?

There are emergencies when it comes to dental care, just as with any other kind of health care. But up until now, few people have really cared about what “counts” as a dental emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic changed all that. Across the country, dental practices have had to cancel patient appointments and in some cases,...

Dental Fillings and MRI—Is There a Concern?
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Dental Fillings and MRI—Is There a Concern?

With more than 90% of adults suffering from cavities, fillings are the most common type of dental work performed by dentists. They are a safe and effective way to treat tooth decay. But if a doctor suggests an MRI of the head or neck, some people wonder if there are dangers with their metal fillings....