Dentistry FAQ’s

How to Get Rid of Plaque on Teeth

Throughout the day, a sticky film known as plaque, or dental biofilm, starts to form between your teeth and along your gum line. While plaque is completely normal, it can be damaging if not removed on a regular basis. This is because plaque contains bacteria and food particles, and as the bacteria starts breaking down the food particles, toxins are secreted. This can lead to gum inflammation and tooth decay when left in contact with the teeth and gums for […]

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What Happens if You Smoke with Dental Implants?

To be a candidate for dental implant surgery, patients should be in generally good health and not have any conditions that may affect their ability to heal properly. What many people may not realize is that smoking can also complicate the healing process. More specifically, smoking can make good oral hygiene difficult to maintain, increase the risk of infection, slow the healing process, and even weaken bone structure. That’s why refraining from smoking before and especially after undergoing dental implant […]

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What Is the Difference Between Porcelain Crowns and Veneers?

Porcelain crowns and veneers are two popular dental restorations that can address a lot of the same concerns. Both options can be made using a natural-looking porcelain material, helping restore the look of your smile with durable results. Each restoration, however, is intended for a different purpose. Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of the teeth, acting as a “shell” that conceals imperfections, such as chips, cracks, stains, gaps, and mild misalignment. By covering up these common tooth concerns, […]

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How Much do Porcelain Dental Veneers Typically Cost?

If you are concerned about issues such as stains, chips, gaps, or mild teeth misalignment, porcelain dental veneers can often be a great way to improve those common conditions. Composed of a durable ceramic material, these thin shells are custom-designed to fit over the visible portion of the affected teeth. The veneers are color-tinted to match the natural shade of surrounding teeth, and the results can last for decades with the proper care. The cost of porcelain veneer treatment is […]

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Can I Get Porcelain Veneers?

As one of our most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments, porcelain veneers can rejuvenate your smile in just a few office visits. During the porcelain veneer procedure, our dentists will apply a thin layer of durable porcelain to your teeth that can address a wide spectrum of cosmetic concerns. If cracks, chips, or stains cause you embarrassment or make you want to hide your smile, you may be a good candidate for porcelain veneers. The color of your porcelain veneers will […]

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The Safety of Sedation Dentistry

Sedation dentistry is both safe and effective for all dental treatments.  If you have fear or anxiety about going to your dentist, you can rest assured that a dentist who has sedation dentistry will be fully equipped to cater to your special needs. You can even begin oral sedation treatment before you arrive at the office to feel very comfortable and calm for your dental procedure by the time you arrive.  In fact, it is important not to postpone dental […]

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Prostrate Disease and Dentistry

Those with prostrate disease need to be on the lookout for gum disease, according to recent study results conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University. The study involved thirty five patients with prostrate disease, or prostatitis. Those participants with severe prostatitis showed signs of periodontal disease, such as, gum bleeding, and depth in pockets between the teeth and gums. These are the signs of periodontal disease. There is no cure for periodontal disease, but it can be managed to […]

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Got a Dental Emergency?

Whether you have a tooth ache, a broken restoration, knocked out a tooth, or any other dental emergency, don’t be intimidated to call your dentist. It is important to be seen as soon as possible for any type of dental emergency.  Our team will do our best to fit you into the schedule to provide the greatest comfort and calmness as you go through your emergency. It is also important to describe your symptoms as clearly as possible. So, we […]

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Dental implants are a wonderful alternative for people with one or more missing teeth. Dental implants consist of a titanium screw that is anchored to your jaw bone and covered with a crown once healing time is complete. Dentures are a set of false teeth that slip into the mouth and are removable. When compared to dental implants, dentures may slip while in your mouth, making it difficult to speak or chew. Dental implants are permanently anchored into your bone […]

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Your Diet and Your Smile

Perhaps, you’ve thought that you are on track with your oral health because you stay away from sugary drinks. Of course, it is true that the acidity in sugary drinks is a major cause for tooth decay. So, to some degree, you are on track.  Yet, a high calorie low nutritious diet can lead to infections in the mouth which can lead to gum disease, a leading cause for tooth loss. The U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that half of […]

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