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The Evolution of Veneers: From Hollywood Glamour to Everyday Beauty

July 28, 2023

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Closeup of a movie camera

Veneers have become synonymous with perfect smiles and Hollywood glamour, but their journey to becoming one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments today is nothing short of remarkable. In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into the history of veneers, exploring their origins, the transition to porcelain veneers, the breakthroughs in bonding techniques, and how they have evolved into the modern smile-transforming wonders we know today.


A Diet To Support Your Dental Implants

July 5, 2023

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Someone eating an apple

If you’ve spent any time at all looking into what dental implants have to offer, you’re probably well aware that they’re one of the most durable methods of tooth replacement that there is. Dental implants regularly last for decades at a time, and can even last a lifetime with proper maintenance.

Dental implants are also incredibly realistic—in fact, just like any other part of your body, a proper diet can do a lot to support your long-term health. If you want your artificial tooth to endure for as long as possible, here’s what you should know about how you should make changes to your diet.


Is IV Sedation Right For Me?

June 27, 2023

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Woman in dental chair being assisted by a dentist while another dentist checks IV equipment

If you have been avoiding dental visits because of anxiety, you’re in good company. It’s estimated that nearly 22% of people skip dental appointments out of fear. Fortunately, many dentists offer sedation dentistry so that you can keep up with your oral health without unnecessary apprehension. Typically, there are three types of dental sedation: nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation.

One of the most highly effective forms is IV sedation because it puts you in a state where you likely won’t feel or remember the procedure. Keep reading if you’re curious about whether this is the right choice for your upcoming appointment or procedure.


When Crowns Get Old: Signs Your Dental Crown Needs Replacing

June 13, 2023

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Woman with question marks over head.

Dental crowns are a great way to restore cracked or broken teeth. People get them for cosmetic or medical reasons, and they can last a long time with proper care. However, like all dental work, they eventually show their age, and regular visits to your dentist can prevent a crisis. Keeping an eye out can fill the gaps between visits. Read on to learn how to tell if a crown is on the way out and what you can do to get the most time out of it.


Recovering from Common Full Mouth Reconstruction Treatments

May 24, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 4:20 pm
Female dental patient sitting and smiling

With many kinds of dental treatments, you’ll need to give your mouth time to heal afterward. The recovery process for full mouth reconstructions tends to vary from patient to patient due to the variety of procedures that may need to be performed. If you’re undergoing a full mouth reconstruction soon, you need to make sure that you’re properly prepared to take care of your smile afterward. Here is a very brief look at what recovery is like for some of the most common reconstruction treatments.


What Does It Mean If Your Jaw is Stiff or Locked?

May 11, 2023

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Senior man rubbing his jaw in concern

Under normal circumstances, you shouldn’t have any trouble moving your jaw. So if it gets locked in place – thus preventing you from opening or closing your mouth – it can naturally be very alarming. What does it mean if your jaw has become stiff or locked? And what can you do about it? You can find out with the help of your dentist.


How Sedation Dentistry Can Assist with Conquering Dental Phobias

April 12, 2023

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a patient suffering from a dental phobia

Did you know that an estimated 75% of all adults in the US experience some level of dental-related fear or anxiety? If you fall into this camp, you probably understand all too well just how anxiety-inducing visiting the dentist can be, regardless of the reason for your appointment! But this fear of dental care can be quite problematic, as it’s often the reason behind patients prolonging necessary oral care and letting nasty problems progress. Keep reading to learn a little more about dental phobias and how sedation dentistry is one of the best means for addressing the issue.


A Closer Look at The Different Parts of Your Mouth

April 4, 2023

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a closeup of a person’s healthy smile

Have you ever heard the expression “It takes more muscles to frown than to smile?” Even though this notion might seem silly, it’s actually true—however, your smile is capable of so much more than merely smiling or frowning, thanks to all of the unique parts that compose it! Here’s more from your dentist about a few of these notable oral structures and how they work in unison to provide you with a beautiful, working smile.


Can Tooth Discoloration Be Hereditary?

March 8, 2023

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a stained smile before and after whitening

If you’re unhappy with the shade of your teeth, you might be wondering what the cause could possibly be—you might even have stained teeth despite your best efforts, which could seem puzzling. But believe it or not, sometimes genetics can be the cause of tooth discoloration—even if you practice good oral hygiene! Here’s more about how this happens and how your cosmetic dentist can easily handle the issue.


Are Teenagers Eligible for Dental Implants?

March 3, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — drbeck @ 4:32 am
a teenager smiling and visiting the dentist

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are often known as the go-to solution thanks to their ingenuity; the restorations rely on implant posts that are embedded into the jawbone for awesome, lasting stability. But are implants viable options for everyone with missing teeth, including teenagers? Keep reading to learn more from your dentist about implants and why they typically don’t tend to be a good option for teens with missing teeth.

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