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Is Tooth Discoloration Hereditary?

March 28, 2022

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There’s nothing more inviting than a bright, dazzling smile—but are you a little bummed out by stained teeth whenever you grin into your bathroom mirror? Although there are many reasons for having discolored teeth, some are actually hereditary and not your fault at all! Here are some of the possible causes of stained teeth and a few ways that a cosmetic dentist can help.


How Safe Is Cosmetic Dentistry?

February 17, 2022

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Woman at dentist for cosmetic dentistry

If you aren’t entirely confident about the appearance of your smile, you will be pleased to know that there are a variety of cosmetic options out there that can enhance the natural beauty of your pearly whites. However, you want to ensure that undergoing cosmetic dental treatment is in your best interest. Continue reading to learn more about the safety of cosmetic dentistry so you can determine whether or not it is right for you.


Why Do I Need to Wear Temporary Veneers?

December 4, 2021

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When you decide to get porcelain veneers, part of the process early on is wearing temporary veneers over your prepared teeth. It’s helpful to understand how they are different from permanent veneers and why you need them.

Read on as your dentist in Farmington discusses those aspects of temporary veneers, as well as how to take care of them.


Why Is it Important to Be Prepared If My Veneer Falls Off?

November 4, 2021

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There is never a good time to have a dental emergency – it’s always going to be inconvenient. If your porcelain veneer fell off, you’ll want to know why.

Veneers can be a great option to fix your dental woes, as they can address chips, cracks, gaps between teeth, minor misalignments, or discoloration. If adversity ever strikes with them, however, keep reading to learn why it might have happened and what you should do.


Activated Charcoal: Is It Safe for Teeth Whitening?

September 8, 2021

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young woman holding toothbrush with charcoal toothpaste

Nowadays, everyone wants to stay on top of the latest trends. Thanks to social media and the internet, it’s easier than ever to be in the loop on what’s hot and what’s not. Well, activated charcoal is one ingredient that has become all the buzz in recent years. People claim that because it absorbs dirt and impurities, it can effectively whiten teeth as well. But before you start brushing with the grainy substance, here’s what you need to know about it and why you should see a professional for teeth whitening instead.


The History of Teeth Whitening

August 18, 2021

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woman undergoing teeth whitening in Farmington

From toothpastes to professional whitening, there are tons of ways to bleach teeth for a brighter, more luminous smile. Though teeth whitening is a wildly popular way of improving one’s smile, you may be unaware of how it got its start. Read on to learn more about the history of teeth whitening and how it has evolved over time to become the treatment we’re familiar with today.


You’re Never Too Old for Dental Sealants

July 6, 2021

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Digital image of a dental sealant on a molarTooth decay is the biggest threat your smile faces. Despite several dental advancements, it is still the most prevalent oral health issue. Thankfully, you can keep cavity-causing bacteria at bay through your oral hygiene habits at home, a healthy diet, and regular care from your dentist, but is there more you could be doing? Can adults get dental sealants? Yes! You can prevent 80% of cavities for the next 2 years. Here’s what you need to know about adding the protection of dental sealants to your smile.


Elderly Dental Hygiene Tips for a Healthy Smile

June 2, 2021

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senior adult smiling

Practicing proper dental care is crucial from early childhood up to your senior years. If anything, taking care of our teeth becomes even more important as we age. Older adults are susceptible to oral health conditions that younger people can more easily avoid. Thus, elderly dental care is an essential part of maintaining a senior’s overall quality of life. Read on to find out what happens to your smile as you get older and learn a few dental hygiene tips for aging teeth.


Why Do I Need a Root Canal If My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt?

May 24, 2021

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At your recent dental checkup, your dentist recommended that you get a root canal as soon as possible. This didn’t make sense to you. After all, your mouth feels perfectly fine. A friends of yours needed a root canal once, and that was after they had to call an emergency dentist about their excruciating toothache. So, you might be wondering, “Why do I need a root canal if my tooth doesn’t hurt?” While tooth pain is a common indication that root canal therapy is necessary, it’s far from the only one. Here are four other reasons why your dentist might suggest a root canal for a tooth that isn’t in pain.


Why You Should Start the New Year with a Visit to the Dentist

January 4, 2021

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January is the perfect time to set the tone for your new year. If you’ve decided that 2021 will be the year you get the bright, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted, scheduling a visit with your dentist is the perfect way to start. Keep reading for 4 reasons you should plan your dental checkup early in the year.

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