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How Much Does Sedation Dentistry Cost?

June 11, 2024

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Woman benefiting from nitrous oxideSedation dentistry is an excellent option for patients with dental fears or phobias. It’s also perfect for patients requiring dental work. However, it’s normal to have concerns about the fees for dental sedation. You don’t have to delay treatment or compromise your comfort because of price concerns. Many factors affect the cost of sedation dentistry, but you have several options to keep it affordable.

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I Know it’s Called “Laughing Gas”, but Will it Put Me to Sleep?

May 10, 2024

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Anxious man at dentist covers his mouth

Maybe there’s a stubborn loved one in your life who is insistent on being “put under” for intimidating dental work. Or maybe you are that someone. Jokes aside, dental anxiety is a real issue, and it can be detrimental if it’s prompting you or a family member to avoid appointments. Your oral health directly affects your general health, so it’s important to attend biannual checkups and get any oral health issues addressed right away.

It’s understandable that you might prefer being completely unconscious, and you’re right in thinking that laughing gas could help you endure a dental visit. However, it might not be for the reasons you were expecting. Keep reading to find out more.

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5 Benefits of Sedation Dentistry for Children

April 2, 2024

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person about to undergo sedation dentistry

For some folks, going to the dentist can be scary. Sedation dentistry is a way to help people who feel nervous or scared about going to the dentist. It helps them feel calm and less afraid. But besides that, it also has other good things that make dental care easier and more comfy for people. Keep reading to learn about five other ways that dental sedation can benefit patients.

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Beauty and Erosion: Can Veneers Get Cavities?

March 13, 2024

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someone having veneers put on their teeth

When you finally see your veneers for the first time, it’s easy to feel invulnerable. Your new smile shines will be so immaculately straight, bright, and flawless that it’s almost hard to imagine anything tarnishing it.

That can lead you to wonder whether you have to worry about your new veneers ever becoming susceptible to decay.

Here’s what you should know about that prospect, and why you should make it a point to still take care of your oral health once you’ve gotten cosmetic care.

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Smile Like a Star: The Top 4 Reasons to opt for Porcelain Veneers

February 9, 2024

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Man smiling with porcelain veneers

Are you looking to achieve a flawless smile like you see in magazines and red-carpet premiers? Porcelain veneers might be the solution you’ve been searching for. These thin shells are custom-made to cover the front surface of your teeth, transforming their appearance for a radiant smile.

If you’re considering porcelain veneers, but still need convincing, continue reading for reasons to take the plunge.

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The Downside of Mail-In Clear Aligners: 5 Risks You Shouldn’t Overlook

January 12, 2024

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Woman unsure about her mail-in clear aligners

With the rise of misinformation in all circles of healthcare, many patients don’t know how to protect themselves. One of the latest offenders? Mail-in clear aligners that supposedly straighten your teeth like Invisalign and SureSmile, but without visits to the dentist. If that seems too good to be true, that’s because it is.

Below are some of the dangers of mail-in aligners and why you should only trust your dentist for orthodontic treatments.

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They’re Not That Invisible: What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Clear Aligner

December 13, 2023

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Woman thinks something over

It’s no wonder that Invisalign has been growing in popularity for the past few decades. The treatment uses a sequence of clear dental aligners to shift teeth into better alignment, allowing patients to eat whatever they want without worrying about other people noticing their orthodontic device. However, this orthodontic treatment still requires effort on the patient’s part as these clear aligners must be worn for at least twenty hours every day to be successful. Here’s a brief guide on what to do if you lose a clear aligner.

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Removal Remedies: How to Take Off Your Clear Aligners with Ease

November 17, 2023

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A girl smiling and pointing at the clear aligner she took off

Beginning your treatment with clear aligners is an exciting time. As you put them on, you realize that you’re taking your first steps toward a healthier and more aesthetic smile. However, you may not feel that way about taking them off. Many patients have trouble removing their clear aligners like Invisalign or SureSmile for their first couple of weeks. That doesn’t have to be you!

If you want to learn the secrets to taking off your clear aligners, continue reading.

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Dress Your Tooth Like a King: What to Expect When Receiving a Dental Crown

October 13, 2023

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Crown

A dental crown can save a tooth from extraction after extensive damage due to decay, injury, or a dental procedure like a root canal. It can restore a tooth to its natural size and shape, allowing it to blend seamlessly once again into a smile. These restorations can last for up to twenty years and feel and function just like real teeth. Here’s what you can expect when receiving a dental crown and during the recovery period afterward.

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How Do Dentists Match the Color of Dental Crowns to Natural Teeth?

September 8, 2023

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A technician using stains to color-match some dental crowns

If you’ve ever had a dental crown placed, you know they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Dentists are very good at making sure your new restorations blend into your natural smile. But have you ever wondered how they get it so close?

If you’re curious about how dental crowns are made and how they’re matched to the rest of your smile, continue reading.

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