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When Should You Replace Your Toothbrush?

June 9, 2022

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When you use a manual or electric toothbrush to clean your teeth twice a day, it won’t be doing you much good if it’s too old. Do you remember the last time you got a new toothbrush? Most people don’t know how long they should wait until they invest in new dental tools. Continue reading to learn when you should change your toothbrush and some steps that you can take to get the most out of it.


What to Do About White Spots on Your Teeth

May 13, 2022

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Close-up of smile with white spots of teeth

While brushing, you might have noticed white spots on your teeth. Whether they are new or have been there for years, they’re usually not anything to worry about in terms of oral health. That said, they could still make it harder for you to feel confident about showing off your smile. What caused these white spots, and what can you do about them? Your dentist has the answers.


Why Get Professional Teeth Whitening Instead of Store-Bought?

April 14, 2022

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Woman undergoing professional teeth whitening

So, you’ve decided to get your teeth whitened. Tired of yellow enamel, you want those pearly whites to live up to their name. However, you’re facing a bit of a problem at the moment. Namely, you feel sure whether to get professional whitening or a store-bought kit. After all, what’s the difference between the two approaches? Well, your Farmington dentist is here with the answer. To learn more, here are four advantages of professional teeth whitening over store-bought kinds.


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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woman getting veneers

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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illustration of puzzled woman

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.


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