Nothing But The Tooth

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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.

Posted in: Modern Dentistry

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

Dental Teeth Whitening as Part of Your Beauty Routine

Throughout an average person's life, it can be normal for teeth to become discolored or stained. Even with proper hygiene and oral care! Many people are interested in brightening their smile with professionally supervised tooth whitening treatments.  This can help turn back the clock on aging.  When you begin researching the process you will certainly learn that there are a variety of options for you. Here we will address some common concerns and questions you may have about dental whitening before scheduling your treatment.

Posted in: Teeth Whitening

Does A Child's Poor Oral Health Equal Bad Grades

A study published by the American Journal of Public Health, and conducted by the Ostrow School of Dentistry at the University of Southern California, revealed a direct correlation between a child's dental health and their school performance. 

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More Than a Pretty Smile - Cosmetic Dentistry for Quality of Life

The term "cosmetic dentistry" makes many people think of actors and models trying to achieve perfection, but people in the performing arts make up only a small part of the clientele of a cosmetic dentist. Many more everyday people choose to seek out a dentist that can do cosmetic work, and often for reasons that are far more serious than having the prettiest smile.

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Are You Confident in Your Smile and Teeth

Many people are born with perfect teeth, but just as many suffer through life with a set of crooked, stained, or damaged teeth. Are you confident in your teeth and the way that they look? Are you happy with the whiteness of your teeth? Are you content with how straight your teeth are? Do you like to smile or do you need help with the appearance of your teeth? If you want to become more confident in the teeth that you have, take a look at the following suggestions.

Posted in: Cosmetic Dentistry

Getting a cavity filled or a dental filling

Having a dental filling or cavity filled is typically a two-step process. The first step involves removal of decayed matter within the tooth that is caused by bacteria and creates cavities or, under other circumstances, the removal of tooth material from injuries to the mouth. The second step is the dentist applying dental material where the portion of tooth was removed so the patient is able to fully use their tooth again.

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