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Are Teeth Whitening Strips Worth It?
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Are Teeth Whitening Strips Worth It?

Consumers face a lot of options in the search for a brighter, whiter smile. It’s no wonder that teeth whitening is a multi-billion dollar industry. It’s hard to sort the best treatments from the ones that are a waste of time and money. Many people look for a DIY method to fix dull, yellowed teeth....

What is Teledentistry? And Should You Try It?
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What is Teledentistry? And Should You Try It?

Teledentistry is dentistry done through information technology, rather than through person-to-person contact between a patient and a dentist. While that might sound impossible at first—after all, how can someone work on your teeth without being physically present?—there are many ways in which teledentistry can help improve oral care while keeping costs down for the consumer....

What You Should Know About Vaping and Oral Care
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What You Should Know About Vaping and Oral Care

The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and vaping has soared in recent years. The promise of fewer health risks than cigarettes is appealing to users. But few people stop to consider the impact that the chemicals in e-cigarettes might have on one’s oral health. While it’s true that vaping eliminates the tar in cigarettes, other...

How Does Dental Pulp Get Infected?
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How Does Dental Pulp Get Infected?

Deep inside the center of every tooth is an area called the pulp chamber. An infection in the pulp chamber can be painful and lead to serious dental issues. What exactly is dental pulp? And how does dental pulp get infected? What is Dental Pulp? Dental pulp is sometimes called the root of the tooth....

Types of Dental X-Rays and Why You Need Them
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Types of Dental X-Rays and Why You Need Them

Good dental health should include regular visits to the dentist. In addition to a thorough examination of the mouth and teeth during these appointments, the dentist will sometimes order x-rays. A dental x-ray is the common term for a dental radiograph. It is one of the dentist’s most important diagnostic tools, giving him or her...

Teeth Whitening for Smokers
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Teeth Whitening for Smokers

Everyone wants a nice smile with bright, white teeth. Many things can stain teeth, but if you smoke, keeping your teeth stain-free is even more of a challenge. Tobacco stains typically go deeper into teeth than the superficial stains of non-smokers. Luckily, there are several options for teeth whitening for smokers. Efforts to whiten teeth...

Big Trends in Dental Technology: 3D Imaging and “Cone Beam” Computed Tomography (CBCT)
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Big Trends in Dental Technology: 3D Imaging and “Cone Beam” Computed Tomography (CBCT)

The technology used in modern dentistry is always changing and progressing. Many dentists stay on top of these technological advances, using them to create better patient experiences and outcomes. This month, we take a look at some of the newer 3D imaging technologies, including cone beam technology, that are making dental surgeries easier. Why 3D...

What Can You Do to Replace a Lost Tooth?
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What Can You Do to Replace a Lost Tooth?

Dentists are dedicated to saving teeth, but sometimes their patients still lose them. Accidents or other injuries may knock teeth out or break them off. Or, they may be extracted by a dentist when cavities are ignored and tooth decay has destroyed them. Luckily, there are choices of what you can do to replace a...

Are Dental Crowns and MRI a Dangerous Combination?
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Are Dental Crowns and MRI a Dangerous Combination?

When cavities can’t be fixed with a typical filling, covering the tooth with a dental crown is often the next step. Crowns can be made from a variety of materials including metal, ceramic, porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or resin. Cost often drives the choice of materials. Patients who choose metal crowns sometimes have concerns...