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To Sleep or Not to Sleep: What to Expect with Nitrous Oxide

May 10, 2024

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a man undergoing nitrous oxide

When visiting the dentist, many patients struggle to sit still or experience mild to moderate dental anxiety. When this happens, it’s imperative that appropriate steps be taken to create a sense of calm, allowing for a more relaxing and comfortable visit. This is why many dentists offer nitrous oxide as a way to reduce nervousness. But does it cause a person to go to sleep? Keep reading to find out what is considered a “normal” experience with nitrous oxide.


Can Your Diet Affect the Lifespan of Your Veneers?

April 11, 2024

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a woman showing off her veneers

Veneers are a worthwhile investment when choosing to enhance one’s appearance. Their versatility in concealing flaws, their natural-looking aesthetic, and their ability to function like normal teeth make them a popular option among those who desire a transformational look. But to make them last as long as possible, certain changes must occur, one of which is a person’s diet. Keep reading to discover which types of food can be enjoyed and which should be limited or avoided to ensure teeth remain vibrant and damage-free year after year.


Will a Brighter Smile Improve Your Chances of Job Success?

March 20, 2024

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woman smiling for a job interview

The first thing people look at when noticing you is your smile. Countless research has been conducted on the topic with many individuals placing a person’s teeth and gums as most important when making a first impression. When preparing for a job interview or simply looking to climb the corporate ladder, it’s important that you consider how your oral health can help or hinder your success. Discover how impactful teeth whitening can be when seeking greater professional opportunities.


What Can I Do to Avoid Sensitivity After Teeth Whitening?

February 16, 2024

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woman smiling after teeth whitening

If you’ve tried various over-the-counter teeth whitening solutions, you’re probably all too familiar with the pain that comes afterward. Tooth sensitivity is a reality for most individuals who entrust their smile to store-bought products, which can make the idea of pursuing the help of a cosmetic dentist for whiter teeth seem like a bad idea. But before you give up on the idea of life with a brighter, more beautiful smile, find out what you can do to minimize sensitivity and how professional services can often mitigate post-whitening discomfort altogether.


Let Your Smile Shine Like the Stars with Cosmetic Dentistry

January 11, 2024

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young girl smiling after cosmetic dentistry

For decades, cosmetic dentistry was viewed as a type of dental care that was only available to the rich and famous. Celebrities were known for their beautiful, uniform, and “perfect” smiles, leaving many people longing for a similar yet unattainable look. However, times have changed and so has the world of dentistry. Now, these same services (i.e., veneers, teeth whitening, etc.) are readily available for anyone looking to improve their aesthetics. Find out which services a cosmetic dentist can provide to help boost your appearance and have a smile that shines like the stars.


Cavity Concern: Can Veneers Develop Decay Over Time?

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — grandaurora @ 7:39 pm
up-close view of a woman’s veneers

Living with a new smile that looks beautiful and is free of chips and cracks can be a freeing experience. Veneers allow for a fully transformed appearance that boosts confidence – an aspect that is enjoyed by millions. But how protective are these custom restorations? Can they develop cavities over time? What about the natural teeth underneath? This article answers these questions so that you can learn how to take better care of your veneered smile.


Saying Goodbye to the Old: 4 Ways to Tell It’s Time for New Veneers

November 21, 2023

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man preparing to receive veneers

Customized veneers are a great way to transform appearances and help patients enjoy a healthier, more rejuvenated smile. Offering improved confidence and oral health, these restorations change the way people view themselves. But unfortunately, they are not designed to last forever. While it is true that veneers can remain in place for a decade or longer, they eventually need to be replaced. But when is it time to replace veneers? Here are 4 signs that will indicate it’s time to visit your dentist.


3 Common Dental Emergencies Your Dentist Can Treat

October 5, 2023

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man experiencing tooth pain

Dental emergencies can occur at the most inopportune times. Whether it happens at work, at school, or at home while playing with your children, you may be unaware of how to handle the situation while waiting to see your dentist. You might also be unsure if what you’re experiencing is an actual emergency. To better understand the types of dental injuries your dentist can treat, here are three of the most common and what kind of care you can expect to receive.


4 Things to Keep Out of Your Mouth

September 20, 2023

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female patient and dentist

Dental emergencies are not always avoidable; however, there are things you can do to minimize your risk, especially when it comes to keeping certain things out of your mouth. While some might seem obvious, others might actually appear quite harmless. To know the difference, keep reading to learn which four things your dentist wants you to avoid so that you don’t suffer a serious dental injury.


Should I See an Emergency Dentist for Tooth Pain?

August 10, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — grandaurora @ 6:41 pm

Extreme tooth pain may be something you think will go away on its own if you’re taking over-the-counter pain relievers. Unfortunately, this is not likely to the be case. When an uncomfortable toothache persists even after trying various home remedies (i.e., salt water rinse, dental floss to remove lodged debris, etc.), it’s time to seek the help of a professional. Learn more about why tooth pain is considered a dental emergency and what you should do to get the help you need so that your symptoms do not worsen.

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