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When Should You Consider a Smile Makeover?


A smile makeover involves one or more dental procedures used to fix a patient’s smile. The most common procedures dentists use to perform smile makeovers include teeth whitening, composite resin bonds, dental veneers, dental crowns and partial dentures. These procedures … Continued


TMJ Popping: When to See a Dentist


Your temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, is a hinge-like joint that connects your upper and lower jaws. You have two of them, one on either side of your mouth. When these joints work like they are supposed to, you barely notice … Continued


The Pros and Cons of Dental Veneers


Dental veneers are a convenient and easy way to brighten or even out someone's smile. Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain or composite resin material that are cemented to the front surfaces of natural teeth. They are also a permanent … Continued


FAQs About a Kid Friendly Dentist


When parents first begin looking for a kid friendly dentist, they may not understand the benefits of having one or why one is so important. Before choosing between a pediatric and a family practitioner, a parent should understand certain facts … Continued


Can I Treat the Dental Crown on an Implant Like a Normal Tooth?


If you know someone with a dental crown on an implant, you can see how realistic it looks. Then in talking to the individual, you learn it also feels comfortable. However, does that mean that you would treat it like … Continued


Emergency Dentist: What to do if You Knock Out a Tooth


One of the most common injuries an emergency dentist treats is a tooth that has been knocked out of the mouth, which can be the result of a sports injury, physical altercation or a variety of other causes. The immediate … Continued


The Procedure Behind CEREC Dental Crowns


Dental crowns have long been a common method of dental restoration for teeth that are damaged or on their way to decaying. However, as modern dentistry continues to evolve, CEREC dental crowns have become a popular alternative to the traditional … Continued


Can a General Dentist Diagnose Sleep Apnea?


A general dentist is one of the medical professionals who is seen the most often in the United States. During a checkup, or when addressing dental issues, a dentist may ask a patient about their sleep patterns. Why is this? … Continued


Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare Tips


Wisdom teeth extraction is a surgical procedure that is done when the wisdom teeth in the mouth cause pain or can lead to damage of nearby teeth. Once the procedure is over, there are a few things the patient has … Continued


How An Oral Surgeon Can Treat a Facial Injury


Facial injuries or facial traumas are injuries that someone can incur from a number of events. Typically, they include ones received during contact sports, on the job, at home or in a car accident. These injuries affect the jaw, face, … Continued