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March 20, 2019

Your Dentist Explains How Teeth Grinding and Clenching Can Impact Your Smile

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During your dental checkup, your dentist says that they see signs that you grind or clench your teeth, a condition called bruxism. Then you realize that you’ve been clenching your teeth a lot lately from stress. Or perhaps you grind your teeth while you sleep. These two actions may seem small and insignificant at first, but they actually can have a notable influence on you and your smile in the long term. Keep reading to learn more about bruxism and what your dentist can do to help alleviate it. (more…)

February 20, 2019

How Modern Laser Therapy Allows Your Dentist to Provide Better Care

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Smiling patient in dental chairPart of being a dentist is staying on top of the latest technical advances. That’s why we’re excited to tell our patients about the benefits of modern laser dentistry. It’s now possible to offer gentler, more effective treatments for problems such as gum disease and tooth decay. Let’s look at five ways laser therapy is transforming the way dentistry gets done in the 21st century.

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January 15, 2019

Can I Replace Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants?

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Are you researching options to replace your missing teeth? While you may have heard about dental implants before, did you know that they can be used to replace multiple teeth? This replacement option is typically more expensive than others, but dental implants can bring you a unique set of benefits that you simply can’t get with other replacements. Keep reading to learn how dental implants can be used to restore smiles with multiple gaps back to their full beauty and function.

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December 10, 2018

Why You Should Choose Take-Home Teeth Whitening with Your Dentist

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Have you ever taken a selfie and realized that your teeth look yellow or dull? It makes you want to avoid wearing white, and you feel like covering your teeth. You could use over-the-counter whitening solutions, but do they really work? Or you could do in-office whitening treatments, but do you really have time for that? With professional take-home whitening trays, you can restore your smile’s brilliance and your confidence while enjoying the best of both worlds. (more…)

November 10, 2018

How an In-House Membership Plan from a Dentist Can Help You!

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A woman working on a computer.It’s a surprise that for some individuals, dental insurance can be an expensive burden. While it may work for some people, others may not see the benefit of using a plan that just doesn’t seem to meet their needs at an affordable rate.

Luckily, there are other ways you can get the care you need without breaking the bank, nor worrying about unpredictable costs. An in-house dental membership plan can help remove the doubt of affordable dental care. Continue reading to learn more about the plan and why you should consider it!

 

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October 20, 2018

How a Dentist Determines the Cost of Dental Implants

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A denture holding a $100 bill.Dental implants are a complex procedure overall. They require a dentist specifically trained to place them and highly-trained cosmetic dentists to create restorations that not only look good but align with your bite. Since every patient is unique, it’s hard to provide an exact cost without first scheduling a consultation with the dentist. Before you have your consultation, it’s worth knowing how the cost of dental implants can fluctuate dramatically depending on several different factors.

To learn what those factors are, keep reading this post from a dentist who’s restored many implants!

 

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October 11, 2018

Does Your Dentist Want to Install a Crown? Here’s What You Should Know Beforehand

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Your teeth are among your most valuable possessions. That’s why your dentist goes to such great lengths to keep them in good shape. One of the best ways to prevent damage to a tooth is to protect it with a crown. Crowns are strong, comfortable and practical.

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August 17, 2018

What Is Fluoride and Why Would a Family Dentist Recommend It?

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Woman holding a fluoride signThey say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, which is certainly true when it comes to your oral health! Everyone can agree that spending time and money getting fillings, crowns and root canals is best avoided. But what’s the easiest way to do that? Of course, brushing, flossing and getting regular dental checkups is a great place to start. But there’s one more simple, inexpensive thing you can do that will dramatically reduce the number of cavities you get: Use fluoride at home or have it applied by a family dentist. In this blog, you’ll learn about what fluoride is, the best way to use it – and why it’s such a game-changer for your smile!

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July 7, 2018

What Can Porcelain Veneers Do For You – And Do They Work For Everyone?

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Front and side view of a porcelain veneerAccording to the American Dental Association, people consider someone’s smile their most important feature – even more so than their hair, eyes and body. It’s no wonder that everyone wants a beautiful smile! If you can count yourself in that category, you probably want to correct some of your cosmetic flaws so you can enjoy all the benefits that a beautiful smile has to offer. While there’s no question that porcelain veneers are a wonderful way to do that, what kinds of imperfections are they good for – and is everyone a candidate? Keep reading to find out!

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June 2, 2018

What’s the Process for Getting Dental Implants in Farmington?

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An illustration of dental implants.What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think about dental implants? Most patients find it difficult to imagine dental implants after first hearing about them because they don’t understand the “implant” aspect of treatment. They ask many questions about the implant itself and what the treatment entails, making them apprehensive.

Luckily, your dentist is prepared to walk patients through the process of dental implants in Farmington. Once you know what to expect, you’ll be far more confident to replace your teeth and restore your mouth’s many functions again.

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