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Dental Solutions for a Gummy Smile

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A “gummy smile” is when your gums appear too prominent in proportion to the length of your teeth. People with gummy smiles often feel embarrassed and self conscious and try to hide their smile. Twice as many women as men suffer from a gummy smile. An attractive “ideal” smile is…

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What is Tooth Enamel and What Causes Enamel Loss

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What is Tooth Enamel? Tooth enamel is the outer layer of your tooth and is the hardest substance found in the body; even harder than bones. Its purpose is to protect your teeth from damage while eating. It also insulates the nerves beneath your teeth to protect it from exposure…

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Fast Facts About Replacing Old Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam is a type of dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. It has been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients around the world. Dental amalgam fillings, also known as “silver fillings” because of their silver-like appearance, is a mixture…

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Wisdom Teeth Removal Sedation: What You Need to Know

In the US alone, millions of people undergo wisdom teeth removal. It’s among the most common dental procedures in the country, and the numbers show it. According to Vox, around 5 million people have these extra teeth removed. And most of them are young adults or teenagers.  For those who…

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Dental Restoration: What You Need To Know

Teeth and mouth irregularities, though mostly known to just affect appearance, can take a toll on your overall dental health. These problems can affect the way you talk, eat, and live your life. On a side note, who wouldn’t want that perfect Hollywood smile anyway? There’s so much more about…

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Veneers vs Crowns: What’s The Difference?

Cosmetic dentistry continues to reward patients with more options on dental restoration. The most common among them is the use of dental veneers and crowns.  Now the big question is, which is best for you among the two? Know that the difference between getting either veneers or crowns lies in…

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What Do Dentists Use To Numb Your Mouth?

We get you. There are a lot of things to be scared about when visiting the dentist. Luckily, painless procedures are now made possible thanks to the numbing effects of anesthesia and sedation.  To reduce a patient’s anxiety, dentists turn to sedatives or anesthesia. However, administering them can be a…

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What The Early Stages Of Gum Disease Tell You

As many may not be aware of, gum disease can start from just a minor inflammation, which can turn to more serious infections. These infections that start from the gums can later affect the mouth, the teeth and the bone that surrounds it. Gum problems can take a toll on…

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Smiling with Dentures: Proper Care & Getting the Hang of It

Losing permanent teeth can be horrible. It affects your eating habits, speech and most of all, your appearance. These can be troubling as you age, but there’s no reason to fret because dentures are here to save you from those and will offer you a new smile. Dentures are removable…

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Benefits and Importance of Using Diagnostic Wax-Up

When one or two permanent teeth are extracted, or have fallen off due to an injury, dental implants may be considered. These implants and other dental cosmetic procedures can be made better through diagnostic wax up. What is a Diagnostic Wax Up? A diagnostic wax up is a dental tool…

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