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Can A General Dentist Perform Cosmetic Dentistry?

The goal of cosmetic dentistry is to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Procedures that help reach this goal include veneers, teeth whitening, and dental restoration, among others. While cosmetic dentists specialize in performing these procedures, general dentists are just as capable of providing cosmetic dental treatments. Unless there are special circumstances surrounding your aesthetic […]

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How Often Should You Go To The Dentist?

Even if you have exceptional oral hygiene and brush and floss regularly, visiting your dentist is still essential. Many people who exhibit good oral hygiene question if they should see their dentist regularly. Honestly, you should. Several conditions don’t become apparent until later, making treating these conditions more difficult. Even if you’re healthy overall, dental […]

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A Good Way To Find A Dentist When New In Town?

When moving to a new location, finding a dentist might be a challenging endeavor. Whether you’re looking for a new dentist or currently don’t have a dental provider,  it’s essential to identify one that’ll be right for you.  Tips For Finding The Right Dentist for You Inquiring about dentists in your area, whether from long-time […]

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How Dental Tools Contribute To Your Oral Health

We often think of our teeth in terms of how they appear and whether they’re in pain. However, their role is much broader than merely smiling and eating. They impact how our face is shaped and can notably impact our impressions of others. Using mouthwash, brushing, and flossing are the cornerstones of a complete oral […]

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How Oral Health Is Essential To Cosmetic Dentistry

A cosmetic dentist’s job covers more than improving the appearance of your smile. While that’s an underlying part of their specialty, it starts with ensuring good oral health. A cosmetic dentist receives training as any other dentist; they’ve just received additional training in cosmetic procedures. Before they can produce that beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed […]

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Benefits Provided By CBCT In Endodontic Care

Every dental provider strives to achieve one overarching goal as part of their practice. They want to deliver the best possible results to their patients. Reaching this lofty goal isn’t always simple, however. They need to make sure they have the right equipment and the best materials to use in the pursuit of these goals. […]

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Important Points About Conservative Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental patients who desire to improve their smiles are a common encounter for dental providers. These individuals inquire about the potential options but often get nervous about the details. The greatest degree of anxiety involves those treatments that require a surgical approach. However, many cosmetic treatments don’t require this approach and can be accomplished using […]

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What Does A Conservative Approach Mean in Cosmetic Dentistry?

It can be embarrassing to have an imperfect smile. Those living with tooth decay or misaligned teeth may therefore be hesitant to smile openly. Treating these concerns has long been difficult for some to access due to costs and potential complications. They may also be hesitant to get treatment due to the belief that surgical […]

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Prominent Restoration And Cosmetic Brands Dentists Use

Restorative and cosmetic dentistry results are strongly influenced by the type and quality of the products used by the dentist. The required tools and materials used in these procedures often require the practice to make a significant investment. However, without this investment, the products can negatively influence the results they can provide for their patients. […]

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Transitioning From Office Visits To Teledentistry

The modern world has been seeing an increasingly digital focus, and the pandemic has only served to drive that forward. The base concept of telehealth has been around for many years, but the need for preventing contagion made it even more important. This has led to teledentistry seeing a rise in popularity that has led […]

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How Digital Impressions Produce Better Orthodontics

For generations receiving braces involved multiple unpleasant steps. The first was getting an impression taken. During the early days of orthodontic care, these impressions were taken using an unpleasant and messy goop set into a tray. This tray was often uncomfortable, often leading patients to gag or complain. The goop itself didn’t help the situation. […]

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The Role Of Orthodontic Anchorage In Treatment

Rearranging the shape and orientation of your teeth is a challenging process that comes with numerous complications. The most pressing is ensuring that only those teeth the orthodontist wants to move are moved. The treatment plan could go awry without taking special measures to ensure that these teeth remain in place. There are multiple ways […]

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How To Sustain Good Oral Health While Remaining Eco-Friendly

A quick glance in your medicine cabinet is going to reveal an abundance of plastic-based products. From the handle of your toothbrush and its bristles, the containers your mouthwash and floss come in, and the very floss itself, it’s all made of plastic. These represent some of the biggest problems in trying to care for […]

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Oral Health Concerns Resulting from Asthma

There are many Americans who live with a respiratory condition known as asthma. Nearly 10% of all Americans have been diagnosed with this condition. There are numerous impacts from this condition, including sleep problems, career concerns, and academic issues. In instances where the condition is more severe, it can cause bronchial scarring that leads to […]

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How Periodontal Disease Is Prevented With Vitamin D

We all know how critical the D Vitamin is for our bones and overall health. What you may not be aware of is how important it is for your gums. While your teeth depend on this mineral to develop strength and durability, your gums use it another way. Studies into the way our bodies use […]

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How Our Mental and Oral Health Are Connected

Throughout the centuries, the concept of mental health has undergone numerous changes. In the earliest days of humanity, it was seen as the result of supernatural elements. In some times and cultures, those afflicted may have been perceived as gifted or the voice of gods. In others, such as the Middle Ages, they were often […]

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Oral Health Concerns To Keep In Mind While Pregnant

If you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant, let us congratulate you! You’ve got an exciting time ahead and lots to consider as concerns your health. For all the things that are discussed regarding a mother’s health during pregnancy, dental falls short. There aren’t enough people who realize that pregnancy puts a strain on your whole body. […]

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How Our Diet Is Connected To The Health of Our Oral Tissues

Maintaining a balanced diet has numerous benefits for our whole body’s health. One area that benefits directly from a healthy diet is our oral health. Leafy greens, whole grains, and healthy fruits can all benefit the health of our smile. Managing our diet throughout our lives can help reduce the amount of tooth decay we […]

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How You Can Reduce Your Dental Hygiene’s Environmental Impact

There’s no argument in anyone’s mind that it’s important to take care of your teeth, especially if you want a lengthy and healthy life. Doing so requires brushing twice daily, replacing that toothbrush regularly, as well as using toothpaste, mouthwash, and floss. The problem is that every step of this process involves some form of […]

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Is Your Morning Black Coffee Helping Protect Your Teeth?

The fragrant aroma of coffee is a welcome part of many people’s morning, following by its comforting warmth as you take that first sip. While sugar and cream maybe your favorite part of this morning cuppa, dental science may have revealed a new reason to take that coffee black. While its ability to stain our […]

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How Alzheimer’s Has Demonstrated A Growing Link With Oral Health

Poor dental health is a condition that can affect patients of any age but is a common problem among those of advancing years. The reasons the elderly are more susceptible to these conditions are many, including considerations such as range of motion issues. When Alzheimer’s disease is added to the mix, it can be even […]

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How Black Mold Creates A Risk of Cavities

There’s been a lot in the news about black mold over the past decade or so, and the impact it can have on your overall health. It’s been associated with chronic fatigue, persistent headaches, eye irritation, chronic sneezing and coughing, and more. Recent studies have revealed that in addition to this more well-known risks, it […]

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Uncovering the Link Between Cancer and Gum Disease

There has been a growing understanding in the medical and dental industries about the connection between our dental and whole-body health. It’s long been understood that periodontal disease has made managing diabetics blood sugar, and ongoing research is showing a definite tie between TMJ and poor posture. Ongoing research reveals that cancer and gum disease […]

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Care For Dentures

First, we’d like to applaud you on your beautiful new smile and comfortable set of dentures! Now that you’ve got them, it’s important that you take the time to care for them properly. While modern dentures are durable and can last for many years, proper care is the only way to thoroughly ensure that you […]

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The Types Of Dental X-Rays

Dental X-rays are a routine and extremely useful tool in your dentist’s toolkit and are typically part of a normal check-up. This is even more common in the case of pediatric patients whose teeth and jaws are still developing. X-rays help Dr. Movassaghi get a clear look at the structure of your mouth and identify […]

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Thumb-Sucking and Pacifier Use: The Consequences For Your Child’s Bite

Almost every child has a phase in their life where they suck their thumb or use a pacifier to self-soothe. While this is a healthy enough practice in the early stage, sucking can have a lasting impact on how your child’s teeth develop if left unchecked. Some children will quick the sucking habit on their […]

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Benefits of Fluoride

From the moment we started learning about dental health, the word ‘fluoride’ has been a constant companion. During visits to the dentist, we’d either dread or anticipate the dental tray full of sweet-smelling and strange tasting gel that we were told were strengthen our teeth. Every tube of toothpaste seems to tout fluoride as one […]

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Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canal treatments and the tooth’s root canal are often interchanged by dentists because they both reference and treat the same part of the tooth. A root canal is the core of the tooth, where it contains the pulp and nerve endings that provide sensations such as cold and hot. When cavities occur, the tooth’s […]

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The Benefits of Seeing a Family Dentist

Everyone should have their own dentist, but getting a family dentist means that they’ll be with you through every stage of life. As your family changes through the years, you’ll be able to continue to use the dental care provider you’ve come to know and trust over the years. This family professional will know all […]

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The Anatomy Of Your Teeth

When we think of our teeth, what usually comes to mind is a hard wide shape in our mouths with roots that extend into our gums. While this isn’t inaccurate, there is no way to completely view the complexity of our teeth with the naked eye. Understanding the anatomy of your teeth can be an […]

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