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Reasons to Consider Professional Teeth Whitening Over At-Home Whitening Methods

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The popularity of tooth whitening has exploded in recent years, and with good reason. Many people are dissatisfied with discolored, stained teeth from years of consuming pigmented foods and beverages, tobacco use, or yellowing due to the natural aging process. While there are many whitening products available at supermarkets, you should talk to your dentist about tooth whitening. Professional whitening treatments at your dentist’s office provide results that are quick, dramatic, and long-lasting. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of professional tooth whitening:


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A Look at the Causes of Tooth Discoloration

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Have you noticed your smile becoming more stained or yellowed? Tooth discoloration is a common complaint among dental patients, and it’s challenging to avoid entirely. There are many contributing factors that affect the appearance of your pearly whites; talk with your dentist about the most likely culprits. Your dentist can offer some lifestyle modifications to reduce tooth discoloration.


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Why White Teeth May Not Be Healthy Teeth

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Most people agree that bright white teeth are ideal; however, white teeth are not necessarily healthy teeth. Tooth whitening products and treatments do not clean the teeth; they merely lift stains. There is no substitute for maintaining a good oral care routine that includes brushing twice daily and flossing once daily.


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What Are Mini Dental Implants?

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Advances in dental technology can help anyone achieve a beautiful, healthy smile—even with the loss of natural teeth. Dentures are one option for replacing missing teeth, but sometimes they do not fit as well as they should. If your dentures are unstable, talk to your dentist about having mini dental implants (MDI). Mini implants are just what they sound like: they’re like traditional dental implants, but smaller and less invasive. Major surgery is not required. Also, they’re much more cost-effective and work just as well as traditional implants.


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Your Guide to Dental Fillings

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If you are like many Americans who have been diagnosed with advanced tooth decay or cavities, your concern for your dental health may be matched by anxiety about your cosmetic appearance. Fortunately, new developments in modern dental technology have made it possible for dentists today to offer virtually undetectable tooth-colored fillings. Review this guide to find out more about how dental fillings work and what you can expect from your next dental appointment.


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A Look at the Dental Complications That Can Occur Without Orthodontic Treatment

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Did you know that orthodontic treatments can actually improve your overall health? Unfortunately, crooked teeth and unsightly gaps can do more than simply impact your aesthetic appearance and affect your self-esteem. Dentists today increasingly recommend orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign as part of a comprehensive dental and oral care plan for patients of all ages. Here are some of the adverse health consequences of putting off orthodontic treatment.


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Reasons to Seek Treatment for Periodontal Disease Now, Not Later

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If your dentist has diagnosed you with periodontal disease, you are far from alone. Millions of Americans suffer from a range of symptoms that include gum pain and inflammation, tissue damage, and even tooth loss. Unfortunately, periodontal disease can have serious consequences for your overall health. Here is why you should visit your dentist as soon as possible.


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Common Reasons for Orthodontic Treatment

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Are you considering asking your dentist about braces or Invisalign to straighten your teeth or close unsightly gaps? As you will learn in this video, orthodontists specialize in aligning teeth to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.


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Understanding the Different Types of Dentures

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If you are missing teeth, your dentist may recommend removable appliances called dentures to restore the cosmetic appearance and health of your smile. Depending on the number of missing teeth and the health of your surrounding jaw bone, mini or traditional dental implants can help secure your new teeth. Read on to take a look at the different kinds of dentures available today.


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