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What Does It Feel Like to Undergo a Tooth Extraction?

February 7, 2023

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a dentist holding a tooth after extraction in Greensboro

Do you have an extremely damaged or decayed tooth? Are you experiencing loose teeth as a result of gum disease? Do you require extra room in your mouth for orthodontic treatment? While a tooth extraction is effective, safe, and may be necessary for any of these cases, some patients may hesitate to undergo the procedure due to fear of discomfort or pain. Keep reading to learn what you can expect during your treatment process and important aftercare tips for a speedy recovery.


A Quick Go-To Guide for Cosmetic Dentistry

January 11, 2023

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a woman with a bright beautiful smile from cosmetic dental treatments

Smiling is a powerful thing! Research has shown that it not only improves mood but also boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Unfortunately, some people don’t feel confident about their pearly whites, so they are less likely to reap these benefits due to not wanting to show them. However, there’s good news! Cosmetic dentistry can fix a broad range of dental imperfections. Here’s what to know about it and some of its services.


Cosmetic Bonding Can Improve Your Smile

January 3, 2023

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Chipped front toothIf you’re not happy with the way your teeth look, you’re not alone. Few people have perfect smiles naturally, and many things can affect their appearance over the years. Cosmetic dentistry can create the smile of your dreams, but it’s associated with a hefty price tag. However, it’s more affordable than you might realize because there are solutions to fit all budgets, like cosmetic bonding. It offers a lot of bang for your buck, which is why it continues to rank among the most popular elective services year after year. Here’s how you can fix the most common aesthetic flaws without spending your life’s savings.


How Far Has Cosmetic Dentistry Come?

December 11, 2022

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Smiling man in dental chairThe desire to have a bright, beautiful smile isn’t a new trend. There’s evidence of ancient civilizations trying their hands at cosmetic dentistry. You don’t have to gargle with urine or file your teeth to get the results you want because of cosmetic innovations over the centuries that paved the way for the treatments used today. Here’s how cosmetic dentistry has transformed throughout time. 


A Healthy Mouth is Important Before Cosmetic Dentistry

December 3, 2022

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Woman in dentist’s chair looking in mirrorResearchers have found that an attractive smile is attributed to youth, success, and confidence. If you’re embarrassed by stained, chipped, or gapped teeth, a picture-perfect smile is possible with a great cosmetic dentist. However, you must have healthy teeth and gums to be a candidate for cosmetic dentistry. Although you’re concerned about the appearance of your teeth, your dentist will initially focus on your oral health, and here’s why.


How Long Does a Dental Bridge Last?

November 20, 2022

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Digital image of fixed dental bridgeTeeth are meant to last for a lifetime, but 120 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. A dental bridge is a tried and proven method of treating tooth loss that has been used for generations. If you’ve lost a tooth or two over the years, you can have a complete smile again using a natural-looking solution, but how long will a dental bridge last? Several things affect a dental bridge’s lifespan, but here’s how you can get the most from your investment. 


A Day in the Life of Your Dental Hygienist

October 24, 2022

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Smiling dental assistant adjusting light

If you don’t go often, getting oriented at the dentist’s office can be a little bit of a challenge. You’ll be given a lot of information about how to take care of your teeth, what your issue might be, and how to prevent problems from cropping up in the future. These things don’t always come from your dentist – your dental hygienist plays an equally important role in your oral health! If you’re curious about what to expect at an upcoming appointment, or you’re wondering about becoming a hygienist, here’s a quick guide that will tell you everything you need to know about what they might do during a typical day.


Top 5 Things That Can Cause Dental Bridge Failure

October 7, 2022

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illustration of dental bridge failure in Greensboro

Are you struggling with missing one or several teeth in a row? While there are various tooth replacement options to choose from, a dental bridge may be the most ideal solution for you. Not only is this restoration durable and long-lasting, but it’ll also provide a lifelike result that’ll match the rest of your smile. Even so, they aren’t immune to damage. Read on to learn five common causes of dental bridge failure and how you can make them last!


How Dentists Pick the Perfect Color for Dental Crowns

September 22, 2022

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dentist using a shade guide to select the perfect dental crown color

When you think of your dentist, “artist” is probably not one of the first words you’d use to describe them. However, even though dentistry is primarily about oral health, it also requires a certain level of artistry. Otherwise, your teeth wouldn’t look nearly as good as they feel after being repaired with a dental crown, filling, or other restoration. Your dentist needs an artistic eye and a keen eye for detail to make your dental work look like a natural part of your smile. Read on to learn how this fascinating process works!


Should You Get Your Metal Fillings Replaced?

September 5, 2022

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man seeing his smile after replacing his metal fillings

For more than 150 years, dentists have treated tooth decay with fillings made from amalgam. This material contains a mixture of various metals, most notably mercury. You may have heard about the controversy over whether metal fillings are even safe. If you still have amalgam fillings, you might be wondering whether you should replace them with tooth-colored fillings that contain no metal. Keep reading to learn why replacing your metal fillings might be the safest choice for your smile!

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