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Preparing the Canvas: Why Oral Health Matters in Cosmetic Dentistry

February 23, 2024

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Patient smiling after cosmetic dentistry treatment

Enhancing your smile with cosmetic dentistry is an exciting opportunity, but achieving the desired results requires more than cosmetic procedures! Before diving into treatments like teeth whitening, veneers, or dental implants, it’s important to ensure your oral health is in tip-top shape. If you want to learn why you need good oral health for great cosmetic dentistry, continue reading.


Understanding the Toolkit: Why do Dentists Take Dental X-Rays?

February 9, 2024

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Dentist looking at dental x-rays

Have you ever looked at the strange black and white images of your teeth your dentist makes? These are dental X-rays, and they are one of the most important tools your dentist uses to treat your mouth. But what makes them so vital to the treatment process? Continue reading to learn more about X-rays and how your dentist relies on them to get the full picture.


Vaping, Nicotine, and Oral Health

January 25, 2024

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Picture of someone vaping

Over the past ten years, one of the most pressing and complex developments in the world of public health has been the rise of vaping. What was once thought to be a relatively harmless alternative to smoking has become the primary vice of an emerging generation, one that’s been persistently difficult to study and even more so to regulate.

Researchers have done a lot of work to understand the effects that vaping can have on the body. You might wonder whether vaping can be as bad for the teeth as smoking; here’s what the emerging science says.


How Depression Could Be Affecting Your Oral Health

January 5, 2024

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Someone looking depressed

It’s no secret that, as a nation, we are currently undergoing a mental health crisis. A recent Gallup poll found that 29% of Americans have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives, and that  17.8% of them currently suffer from the condition.

The prominence of this condition has had wide ranging effects, including some surprising ones on the world of dentistry. Depression can have some knock-on effects on oral health; if you or a loved one are suffering from the condition, here’s what you should know.


Smile Your Way to Success with Cosmetic Dentistry

December 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcourtney @ 7:07 pm
A man smiling and shaking hands with a client after his cosmetic dentistry treatments

Have you been struggling to move up in your career? Your slow growth may have little to do with your work ethic and everything to do with your smile. But how can that be? It’s not that employers and clients don’t value hard work, no. They want to ensure that they are providing the best image for their brand. Don’t fret, if you’re not satisfied with your smile, cosmetic dentistry can help. How? Continue reading to find out.


The Kids Will Surely Smile for These Teeth-Friendly Stocking Stuffers

December 13, 2023

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Gingerbread man

The holiday season is a time for friends, family, feasting, celebrations, and gift-giving. One time-honored tradition is hanging an oversized sock over the fireplace so that Santa can fill it with all sorts of treats and small toys. However, there are quite a few smile-friendly options that are sure to delight the kids on your holiday shopping list. Here are a few small gift ideas that will surely have kids smiling brightly.


The Enemy of All Dentists: What You Don’t Know About Plaque

November 25, 2023

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Picture of a plaque-covered smile

Dentists have a lot of information at their disposal; it’s part of what makes them so good at their jobs. However, when it comes time to communicate about oral health with the average person, that can sometimes cause problems. It can be a little bit difficult to gauge what most people know and what they don’t.

For example, plaque is something that comes up often when dentists advise their patients.  While most people are aware that it isn’t a good thing, it often goes unsaid exactly what it actually is.

In an effort to make dental communication easier, here’s what you should know about what plaque actually is, why it’s a problem, and what you can do to keep it at bay.


5 Tips to Make Your Thanksgiving Feast Tooth-Friendly This Season

November 10, 2023

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A family with good dental health celebrating Thanksgiving

Right out of Halloween and into the next holiday of indulgence! Thanksgiving is a time for food, friends, and good times around the dinner table. But all that fun doesn’t have to come at the expense of your dental health.

If you want to strive for a cavity-free celebration this season, continue reading. With these five tooth-friendly tips, you’ll keep your Thanksgiving dinner delicious and gentle on your pearly whites.


5 Traits of a Beautiful Smile

October 17, 2023

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person with nice smile thanks to cosmetic dentistry

A beautiful smile goes beyond looks, impacting confidence, happiness, and perceived attractiveness, fostering connections and meaningful relationships. For those aspiring to possess such a smile, cosmetic dentistry plays a crucial role. If you are considering undergoing one or more cosmetic dental treatments, continue reading to explore the essential traits that contribute to a beautiful smile and its impact on your life.


3 Tips for Avoiding Oral Health Problems on Halloween

October 4, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drcourtney @ 8:09 pm
dentist explaining Halloween oral health tips to parent and child

As Halloween approaches, the excitement for trick-or-treaters grows. As children gear up for a candy-filled night, it becomes essential for parents to ensure the well-being of their kids’ teeth on the 31st. The sweet delights linked with the occasion have the potential to lead to tooth decay and cavities if proper precautions are not observed. Thankfully, our dental practice offers three valuable Halloween oral health suggestions to safeguard those precious smiles—continue reading to find out more!

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