How Are Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry Different?


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Your teeth impact many aspects of your life, more than you may realize. Speech, appearance, breath, eating, and overall health are all affected by your teeth and smile. General and comprehensive dental services care for your teeth’ health, but cosmetic and restorative dentistry are specialty areas that are important to achieving a beautiful, functional smile. Here are the differences between cosmetic and restorative dentistry and how they can improve your teeth and smile.

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A Timely Update on the Dreaded Root Canal


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Have you ever heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” When a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is now a nearly painless and routine procedure.

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A Smile Makeover Can Make You Look Younger


 

Does your smile look old? A smile is one of the most important parts of your face – an attractive smile gives a youthful and healthy appearance. But as we age, even the hardiest and healthiest of natural teeth will show signs of wear and tear. 

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You Can Save Your Tooth With A Root Canal


As a dentist, I am committed to restorative dental care for all my patients. In an earlier time, the treatment for a painful and dying tooth was extraction. Today dentists try to help older patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible. A common dental procedure – the root canal – is used to give an inflamed or infected tooth a second chance. A root canal procedure can save a tooth.

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You Don’t Always Need Braces to Fix Your Crooked Teeth


Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? What if you don’t want to wear braces – are you stuck with your imperfect smile? NO. There are now alternatives to orthodontics that can give your teeth the appearance of perfect alignment. Without braces.

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Three Popular Ways to Restore Your Teeth


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No one wants to have a cavity. Only a few avoid them completely. Even those who follow all the recommendations for dental hygiene can be susceptible. Cavities are one of the primary reasons for dental visits, particularly when they signal loudly and painfully as a toothache. Once decay forms, the tooth structure has to be restored with some type of filling. 

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New Materials for Dental Fillings Make an Attractive Smile


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The cavity is a common problem seen in most dental practices, including my own. When decay breaks through the enamel, a tooth can no longer repair itself. If the decay reaches the inner tooth and the nerve, a toothache is a result. Not all cavities are the same. Nor are the materials used for dental fillings. 

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Root Canals Today Aren’t What They Used to Be


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Does the thought of a root canal make you fearful or uneasy?  If so, you may be reacting to a common misconception about the procedure. Today’s root canal procedures aren’t what they used to be. Just like technology changes, so has root canal treatment. 

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What Happens When You Get a Root Canal?


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Have you ever heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” The root canal comparison is used to indicate how much we don’t want to do something. So when a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is a nearly painless and routine procedure. 

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What Happens When I Get a Root Canal?


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We’ve all heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” The root canal comparison is used to indicate how much we don’t want to do something. So when a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is a nearly painless and routine procedure. 

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