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Tricks for Enjoying Your Halloween Treats The Halloween season provides more opportunities for candy consumption than any other. As dental professionals, we consider ourselves candy experts (both because we know the effects it has on oral health but also because we’re secretly some of the biggest sweet tooths around). While we can’t in good conscience […]
Teeth Whitening THE BASICS There are three basic types of in-home whitening: toothpastes and mouthwashes, whitening strips, and gel trays. While whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes are the least expensive products on the market, they are also the least effective at creating noticeable change in the short-term. This is because they don’t have a significant amount […]
Potential Problems with Wisdom Teeth Wisdom teeth, the molars in the far back of your mouth, are nicknamed for the fact that they appear by the time you are finally mature (and presumably wise;). Whether or not these molars cause you problems is hard to predict, but if you’re experiencing some specific pain in your […]
Dental Veneers What Are Dental Veneers? Dental veneers are very thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are permanently bonded to the front surface of teeth using dental cement to improve the appearance of one’s smile. These veneers are crafted in a dental laboratory using measurements and models provided to them by our dentist. […]
Clear Braces What Are “Clear Braces” Systems Like Invisalign? Invisalign and other clear-aligner treatments are orthodontic devices that, like braces, help to straighten teeth and correct bite patterns over time. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign employs transparent plastic trays (similar to athletic mouthguards) that fit snugly over the teeth. How Do They Work? The process begins […]
Dental Implants What are they? Generally speaking, dental implants are a type of permanent tooth replacement. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement like bridges or dentures, they are surgical devices that enter and interact with the bone of the jaw or the skull to support a dental prosthesis, often a dental crown. The dental implant […]
What Is Periodontal Disease? What Is It? Periodontal disease is another term for gum disease, and it refers to an infection of the tissue that surrounds and holds your teeth in place. There are two distinct stages to periodontal disease: The first stage, gingivitis, involves swelling and reddening of the gum tissue. The second, periodontitis, can mean the […]
Why Would I Need A Dental Crown? Who Needs Dental Crowns? There are many people who can benefit from dental crowns, including those: • with teeth that have such extensive decay that fillings are not an option • with weakened teeth that need protection from breaking or cracking apart • with teeth that are already cracked […]
The Smile Care Test It’s best to know all about smile care so you can keep your teeth, gums and entire oral health in tip-top shape. The more you know, the better chance you have of achieving your smile goals! So, our dentist, Dr. Aaron Bushong, encourages you to test your smile care knowledge and […]
Building a Foundation Due to the fact there are several health risks associated with tooth decay, it is important to set forth prevention plans to keep your smile safe for decades to come. If you are suffering from tooth decay, it could be linked to issues associated with underlying oral health risks that are slowly […]