5 Gentle Recovery Secrets: Helping Your Child After a Tooth Extraction

April 12, 2024

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Child smiling with their parent after tooth extraction

As a parent, seeing your child go through a tooth extraction can be stressful. Watching them lose a tooth can be just as hard on you as it is on them to lose it! While there’s little you can do during the procedure to help, there are several ways you can support their recovery. If you want to learn the best ways to assist your child after tooth extraction, continue reading!


How Aging Affects Your Smile

February 13, 2024

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Older woman with an attractive smile

You know that your appearance will change as you age. While you’re prepared to see a few gray hairs and wrinkles, you might not have expected your smile to change too. The aging process can affect your dental health in many ways, which can make your smile look unhealthy or aged. Your pearly whites don’t have to give away your age. Here’s how you can treat the most common age-related issues with cosmetic dentistry.


What Should I Consider Before Getting a Smile Makeover?

December 13, 2023

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Lady thinks something over

A beautiful smile can be a fantastic asset in both the social and professional worlds. People who smile frequently are seen as more friendly, confident, and approachable than those who don’t, and having a smile you can be proud of makes it much easier to show it off. Unfortunately, many people avoid smiling because they are anxious about the way their teeth look. A smile makeover can address many cosmetic dental issues, but getting one can be quite an undertaking. Here are a few questions to ask your cosmetic dentist to help you make an informed decision.


In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Dental Insurance Coverage: What’s the Difference?

October 21, 2023

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Filling out a dental insurance form on a laptop

One of the first things you will want to check when scheduling an appointment at a new dental practice is whether they take your dental insurance. But it’s not just a question of whether they’ll accept your plan; it’s also important to confirm whether the dentist is in-network or out-of-network with your current dental insurance provider. Here’s what you need to know about in-network and out-of-network coverage when it comes to paying for your dental care.


Why Choose an Implant Dentist with a Cone Beam Scanner

September 29, 2023

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Model of single dental implant

Dental implants didn’t become the most successful solution for tooth loss by chance. Besides the materials and techniques used, advanced technology has played an invaluable role in the success of the procedure, like a cone beam scanner. Your implant dentist uses the revolutionary technology through every step of the treatment process. Here’s why you should choose a dentist with a CT scanner if you’re ready to invest in dental implants.


Unlock Your Brightest Summer Smile with Veneers

June 2, 2023

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a couple smiling while visiting the beach

There’s perhaps no better way to spend summer vacation than by taking a trip to the beach—the warm sun’s rays, the salty ocean breeze, and the cascading waves crashing against the pier are all reasons to smile! With that in mind, you should want your pearly whites to look their best every time you grin—which is where cosmetic dental services such as veneers come in handy! Here’s more from your trusted cosmetic dentist about how veneers can improve your smile just in time for your summer vacation!


Can You Drink Alcohol After an Extraction?

May 3, 2023

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Red wine being poured in glass

If you enjoy a glass of wine after a long day or drink a few beers on the weekend, having a tooth removed will affect your lifestyle for a couple of weeks. Alcohol can increase your risk of healing delays and a painful condition called dry socket. Here’s how long you’re going to have to wait before enjoying an adult beverage after tooth extraction.


Should You Get a Root Canal or Have Your Tooth Extracted?

April 14, 2023

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Woman in a light grey shirt with tooth pain

You have a tooth that has been causing you a lot of pain lately, so you went to see your dentist. After checking your smile, they found that the tooth has been infected. At this point, you may not be sure what should come next. Should you have the tooth treated with root canal therapy? Or would it be better to have it removed completely? The answer depends on the specifics of your situation.


How Many Kinds of Bacteria are in the Mouth?

March 11, 2023

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close up of bacteria in the mouth

One of the most important aspects of preventive dentistry is controlling the presence of bacteria in the mouth. Some of the most common oral health conditions, like gum disease and tooth decay, come down to the effects that bacteria have on the mouth as a whole.

But how much bacteria is there in the mouth? What do they do, and how can they be managed? If you’re wondering, here’s a guide that can tell you a little bit more. 


Traditional vs. Laser Gum Recontouring: Is One Better Than the Other?

January 18, 2023

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a dentist performing laser gum recontouring on a patient

Gum recontouring has allowed people with imbalanced smiles to find symmetry again by removing overgrown pink gum tissue that blocks out their bright, healthy teeth. Over the years, the treatment has graduated from using a scalpel and sutures to a soft tissue laser, but many patients aren’t aware just how different the modern laser treatment is from the traditional one. Read on to learn more about how these two approaches differ, and whether it’s better to see a cosmetic dentist who uses a soft tissue laser.