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Can Popcorn Harm My Teeth and Gums?

April 3, 2024

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a closeup of a bowl of popcorn

Did you know that researchers estimate that Americans eat around 15 billion quarts of popcorn every year? Needless to say, it’s a pretty popular snack, and it’s hard to imagine going to a movie theater, ballpark, or food court and there being a lack of popcorn. Despite its popularity, there’s probably been a time when you found yourself frustrated while eating it due to the hulls and kernels that can become stuck in your teeth. But did you know this can be more than a mere annoyance, and has the potential to cause serious damage that warrants emergency dental care? Continue reading to learn more about how eating popcorn can potentially harm your smile, along with a few good alternative snacks worth considering.


Cosmetic Dentistry & Career: Can Your Smile Impact Your Professional Success?

March 25, 2024

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Woman smiling while working at home

Are you about to enter the corporate world for the first time? Maybe you’ve been working your way up and have your eyes set on a promotion. Either way, you want to prepare by updating your resume, refreshing yourself on popular interview questions, and picking out the perfect outfit for the big day. Another thing that people often forget is to freshen up their smile. Here’s why you shouldn’t make that mistake!


You Asked, We Answered: How Long Does Cosmetic Dentistry Last?

February 16, 2024

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Dentist and couple talking in dental office

Investing in cosmetic dentistry has the potential to positively impact your confidence, love life, and professional success, which is why so many patients are interested in fixing chips, stains, and other dental imperfections. So, it’s only natural for patients to wonder, “How long does cosmetic dentistry last?” Well, there are two factors that impact the answer. To learn what they are, read on!


3 Things You Can Expect During an Emergency Dental Visit

January 4, 2024

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a patient visiting their dentist

Life can come at you pretty fast, and sometimes, dental emergencies can occur when we least expect them to—and when it’s incredibly inconvenient! But these situations shouldn’t be downplayed; they have the potential to affect the look, feel, and functionality of your smile, in addition to sometimes being quite painful and anxiety-inducing! With that in mind, any time you sustain a serious dental emergency, your first move should be to contact and visit your emergency dentist. Here are three things you can expect when you arrive for your appointment!


3 Helpful Things Everyone Should Know About Dental Insurance

December 2, 2023

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a patient paying their dental bill

Dental insurance is similar to other types of insurance; you pay a monthly fee in exchange for a certain amount of coverage, with varying benefits, that lasts throughout the calendar year. Needless to say, it’s a pretty wise investment, given how problematic (and expensive) dental problems can be. That said, if you have dental insurance, you should also remember that knowledge is power—knowing how your plan operates and how it helps you save on treatment is always going to be in your best interest. Here are four key things you should keep in mind!


3 Tooth-Friendly Tips for an Excellent Thanksgiving

November 2, 2023

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a group of people eating a Thanksgiving meal together

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and you’re probably looking forward to enjoying all of your favorite foods, seeing all your beloved family members, and becoming a couch potato for several hours! That said, the last thing you should want to happen is to develop a cavity as a result of your diet. Keep reading for three tips from your trusted dentist that are certain to help you avoid dental problems this Thanksgiving, while allowing you to eat your fill of all your favorite foods!


5 Oral Care Habits for Dental Hygiene Awareness Month

October 6, 2023

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Closeup of woman smiling while brushing her teeth in bathroom

October isn’t just 31 days of Halloween: it’s 31 days of oral care – it’s Dental Hygiene Awareness Month! It’s been around for well over a decade now, and the goal is to reemphasize the importance of consistent brushing, flossing, and other good habits. If you’d like to participate, then there’s no time like the present to implement the below tips.


How Much Should I Expect to Pay for Cosmetic Dental Bonding?

September 2, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting her dentist

Are you unhappy with your smile due to unattractive chips, unsightly fractures, stubborn staining, or some other type of aesthetic issue? Cosmetic dental bonding might be the solution you’ve been searching for! It’s among the most accessible and exciting cosmetic treatments around and has helped countless patients achieve beautiful smiles that inspire confidence. Keep reading to learn more about this incredible treatment and why it’s worth its relatively affordable cost!


Can I Replace My Healthy Teeth with Dental Implants?

August 3, 2023

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Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement, and for a good reason; these ingenious posts are capable of fully restoring the entire structure of a tooth, from its roots to its chewing surface. But is it ever appropriate to replace healthy teeth with these implants, or is it best to retain your natural pearly whites for as long as possible? Here’s what your dentist wants you to know.


The Secret to a Beach-Ready Smile: Veneers!

July 13, 2023

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Woman with veneers smiling while taking selfie on the beach

If you’ve ever hesitated to smile with your teeth for a photo, or you cover your mouth when you laugh to hide chips, stains, and other imperfections, then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a solution: veneers. Since this cosmetic dental treatment is completely customizable, delivers natural results, and doesn’t require 3+ months of sitting in your dentist’s treatment chair, it’s like it’s made for summer too! So, if your summer plans include a trip to the ocean, then keep reading to learn why veneers are the secret to a beach-ready smile.

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