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January 12, 2022

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A smile makeover is a complex cosmetic and restorative treatment that can be used to address myriad functional and aesthetic issues with the teeth and gums. Typically used when more than one issue is impacting the health and appearance of the smile, several treatments are combined to customize each smile makeover procedure. The best way to learn which procedures will...

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December 10, 2021

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Do you have vivid recurring nightmares involving breath? According to recent research, these may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition affecting an estimated 18 million people in the United States. As one of the most commonly missed or misdiagnosed disorders, it is incredibly important to be aware of all signs and...

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November 17, 2021

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Friday, November 26th is National Flossing Day. You read that right, National Flossing Day. And while a day dedicated to the habit of flossing may seem silly, it’s actually quite important. In fact, the only nationally representative analysis to determine Americans’ flossing habits found that a mere 30% of the population perform the task daily, while just over 32% of people report not flossing at all....

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October 05, 2021

Consider the Switch Witch This Halloween

One of the greatest joys of Halloween for children is Trick-or-Treating. Unfortunately, the mass amounts of candy that come home can pose a serious risk to a child’s oral health.

Sticky, hard, and sour candy varieties pose big problems for tooth enamel, braces, and restorations, and all types of candy can increase the risk of tooth decay. But many parents are, understandably, hesitant to take a child’s bounty away, even when...

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September 07, 2021

Do Dental Implants Last Forever?

When you are missing one or more teeth, you have several options for replacement. Most, like dental bridges and dentures, sit on top of the gums, helping to prevent adjacent tooth slippage and restoring both function and aesthetics to the smile. However, as time passes, the bone below the missing tooth will begin to...

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August 11, 2021

Why Consider Porcelain Veneers?

It is common for a smile to be impacted by cosmetic imperfections. In some instances, these are nothing to be concerned about. In others, they can cause emotional discomfort, lead to a bad first impression, and even diminish your chances of progressing at work. Of course, with more people working from home, the latter has become less of an issue, but conference calls and similar meetings still allow for smile imperfections to...

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July 07, 2021

BOTOX Gum Lift

A BOTOX® gum lift is a non-surgical treatment designed to improve the appearance of a gummy smile. A gummy smile is one in which too much of the gum line is exposed, serving to detract from the smile and produce an overly gummy appearance. Also known as excessive gingival display, the issue has traditionally been addressed through surgical removal of gingival tissue. This, however, is both intrusive...

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June 03, 2021

Migraine vs. TMD Headache

June is National Headache and Migraine Awareness Month. Do you know how to tell the difference between a migraine and a TMD headache?

Symptoms of both migraine and TMD headaches can be very similar, leading some people to confuse the two. However, there are some key differences between migraine and TMD symptoms that can help to identify which is which.

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May 14, 2021

Restful Sleep With Sleep Apnea Treatment

Snoring is common. Studies conducted by Johns Hopkins have found that 45% of adults snore on occasion, and a full 25% snore frequently. And while snoring in and of itself isn’t always cause for alarm (though it may interfere with your partner’s sleep), it is often a warning sign of sleep apnea, a much more worrisome and potentially deadly issue.

What is Obstructive Sleep...

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April 14, 2021

How Long Do Dental Veneers Last | Woman with Beautiful Smile

When cared for properly, porcelain veneers should last for ten years or more.

What does proper care of porcelain veneers look like? Probably a lot like what you’re already doing for your natural teeth, with just a few exceptions.

To care for porcelain veneers, do:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and...
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