Nothing But The Tooth

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7 Reasons Why You Should Smile More Often

Smile! While you might not be on camera, there are a lot of reasons why you should smile more often. Smiling has physical, psychological, and social benefits—and even better, you can get those benefits by just making the choice of smiling. Here are some of the most important advantages of having a healthy, happy smile. 

Posted in: Dental Health and Wellness

5 Resolutions for Healthier Teeth in 2019

It's 2019—and it's time for better health. You can start now with better dental care. If you want to improve the way that you're taking care of yourself and your smile, these resolutions can be your first few steps. Here are some simple, easy things that you can do to make sure that your smile remains bright and healthy.

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How Your Dental Health Relates To Your Diet

We all know that cookies and cakes are full of sugar, but did you know there is a "best" time to eat them? Many people don't realize that the effects generated by the food they eat can continue on long after the time it is originally consumed. Eating a sweet treat with dinner will do less harm to the teeth than when it is eaten as a separate snack. Preventing cavities is easier to do when you understand how food affects your oral health.

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What You Should Know About Accelerated Orthodontics

Traditional braces are a great way to have a beautiful smile, but the amount of time it takes can be disheartening. Luckily, there is the option of accelerated orthodontics. Accelerated orthodontics is available for anyone that doesn't want to wait 2-4 years to have straight teeth. The majority of patients have straight teeth within 3-5 months, though it can take up to eight months for severe cases. 

Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry

Dental Anxiety and How to Overcome It

It is a rare person indeed who actually enjoys an appointment with the dentist. Whether it's for a simple
check-up or for more involved surgery, it's only natural to feel at least some trepidation while settling into the dentist's chair. Unfortunately for some people, this natural uneasiness is amplified way beyond the level that most patients experience, and develops into a true phobia that makes a visit to the dental surgery an ordeal. This results in a reluctance to have dental problems checked and fixed, and when this reluctance grows into a refusal it can have long term consequences which can be costly, and cause severe pain and discomfort. However, like any phobia, dental anxiety is eminently treatable, and can usually be resolved fairly simply when the dentist and the sufferer work together to overcome it. Here are some of the best ways to do just that.

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Brighten Your Smile with Dental Veneers

Few of us are luckily enough to have a natural film star smile with perfectly straight, gleemingly white teeth. Even if we start out with good teeth, the years can take their toll with staining, chipping and other damage. If you want a better smile, there's the option of using teeth whitening products or dental treatment to fit crowns.

Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry