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Why is My Dentist Recommending Crown Lengthening?

January 27, 2023

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You’ve never been thrilled with your gummy smile, but you’ve always believed there was nothing much that could be done to fix it. After learning that you have a decayed tooth that needs restorative treatment, you prepare yourself for what is likely to be a dental crown. But suddenly you learn you need an additional procedure before you can better protect your vulnerable tooth. Why is your dentist recommending crown lengthening? The answer might surprise you.

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How Long Can I Expect Cosmetic Dentistry to Last?

January 12, 2023

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You want to enhance your smile and be rid of the imperfections that keep you from feeling confident. You know you are ready to entrust your pearly whites to a qualified and licensed professional who can transform your appearance. But how long does cosmetic dentistry last? The only way to find out is to read on to discover the various timeframes for each service so that you can better prepare for your smile’s future.

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3 Tooth-healthy Treats for Your Kids’ Stocking

December 20, 2022

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Christmas stocking lying on a table

For many people, stocking stuffers are an afterthought—they grab whatever holiday-themed candy that’s sitting by the register. While that’s understandable, those candies can do some pretty serious damage to your kids’ teeth. With a little bit of thought, you can give your children some treats in their stockings that prevent oral health issues, or at least won’t cause them to the same extent. Here are three examples of sweets that might work.

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When Should I Get Teeth Whitening Before My Big Event?

December 3, 2022

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A bride being unveiled at her wedding

If you have a wedding, a reunion, or a big sales pitch coming up, you’re probably spending a fair amount of time preparing. You may have planned your outfit and styled your hair so that you look as good as possible, but have you considered that your teeth might need a little bit of attention too?

If you want a shining, beautiful smile, teeth whitening can give you the results you’re looking for! It’s easy, painless, and in-office whitening can be completed within a single appointment. But making sure that you look your best on your big day means you have to time the procedure properly—here’s when you should get your teeth whitening treatment if you want to be prepared for an event.

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4 of the Weirdest Dental Emergencies of All Time

November 30, 2022

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Most people will have to deal with a dental emergency at some point in their life. Whether it be a chipped tooth or toothache, usually the problem is something manageable. Some people, however, let things get a little bit out of hand. Here are a few strange dental emergencies that have afflicted people over the years.

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What to Do with A Loose Tooth as an Adult

November 8, 2022

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Hockey player missing a tooth

Everybody remembers what it was like to lose their teeth as a kid. There’s the strange feeling of a molar coming loose, the excitement of waiting for the tooth fairy, and the awe at watching your adult teeth come in right behind. It’s a precious memory for many, but just about everyone wants those memories to stay in the past. Losing a tooth as an adult is usually more a cause for concern than anything else. If you have a tooth that’s in danger of falling out, here’s what you should do.

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Can You Still Get Cavities with Porcelain Veneers?

October 4, 2022

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Patient receiving porcelain veneers from her dentist

According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the need for cosmetic dental work has actually doubled within the last five years—meaning more people than ever before are opting to enhance their pearly whites with awesome options such as porcelain veneers. But it’s important to note that veneers don’t excuse you from practicing good oral hygiene—your natural teeth are still quite vulnerable to tooth decay! Here’s more from your cosmetic dentist in Bonita Springs about how you can avoid cavities while keeping your veneers bright and white.

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Is Tooth Sensitivity Ever Considered a Dental Emergency?

October 2, 2022

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Woman suffering from a tooth sensitivity cause by ice cream

Have you ever bitten into an ice cream cone and experienced tooth sensitivity? There are many reasons for our teeth feeling sensitive, some mild and some serious; that said, how do you know if this sensitivity is an emergency that needs to be addressed swiftly? Keep reading to learn more from your emergency dentist in Bonita Springs about dental sensitivity and how it needs to be addressed.

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One-Sided Jaw Pain: What Causes it & How Can it Be Fixed?

September 22, 2022

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a person holding their mouth because they have jaw pain on one side

If you’re experiencing jaw pain in Bonita Springs, you’re not alone. While sudden discomfort can cause anyone alarm, you’ll be pleased to know that yours likely won’t be in the emergency realm of receiving treatment. In fact, there are several different causes for this type of pain, with the main note to take away being to be mindful of other symptoms you’re experiencing in addition to the jaw pain. Read on to learn what could be causing your discomfort and how you can address it.

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Store-Bought vs. Professional Teeth Whitening: What’s the Difference?

September 14, 2022

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a person getting their teeth professionally whitened with a cosmetic dentist

One of the most common cosmetic dental treatments is teeth whitening in Bonita Springs. It’s no wonder why so many people strive for a brighter and whiter smile, because it can signify confidence, success, and so much more. While some may turn to their dentist for these services, others may turn to their local oral hygiene aisle lined with endless whitening kits, strips, and toothpastes to choose from—all of which offer impressive promises of lasting and fast results. The unfortunate reality is that some of these products may not have positive impacts on your oral health, which is why your cosmetic dentist is here to set the record straight.

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