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Tooth pain emphasized with x-ray
What is Root Canal Treatment?

Our teeth have 3 layers. The outer layer is enamel, which protects the tooth, the second layer is dentin, and this layer has some nerves. The inner most layer is dental pulp, which has blood vessels and nerves. When dental cavities extend to the Pulp of a tooth, this causes dental abscess. If the dental […]

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Mar 15, 2019

Woman smiling with a smile makeover
What Is The Difference Between Over The Counter Whitening, Take Home Whitening, and In-Office Whitening?

There are many options on the market for teeth whitening. Some dental teeth whitening options are over the counter, provided in-office, or something that you can take home. To choose the option that is best for you there are many things one must consider; how white will my teeth get, how expensive is it, and […]

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Mar 14, 2019

Dental filling diagram showing different kinds of amalgam fillings.
What Are Dental Fillings And Who Needs Them?

Our teeth have 3 different layers. The outer layer is enamel, which protects the tooth. The second layer is dentin, and has some nerves. The inner most layer is dental pulp, which contains blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria adheres to plaque on the teeth due to improper brushing resulting in dissolving that outer enamel layer. […]

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Mar 12, 2019

Beautiful smile makeover.
Which Choice Is Right For Me As A Part Of A Smile Makeover?

Which Choice Is Right For Me As A Part Of A Smile Makeover? Dental Veneers, Dental Crowns, Traditional Dental Braces, Teeth Whitening or Invisalign? Perfectly straight teeth and a beautiful smile increase an individual’s confidence. A smile makeover has multiple facets to it. Dental veneers, dental crowns, traditional dental braces, Invisalign, or teeth whitening are […]

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Feb 27, 2019

Beautiful smile after teeth whitening
How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

Teeth whitening gel is made of carbamide peroxide and when applied to the teeth it breaks down and releases oxygen molecules which lift the stains and discoloration of the teeth. Your cosmetic dentist will determine if you are a candidate for teeth whitening at your regular dental visit. If you are a candidate your family […]

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Feb 26, 2019

Dentists performing deep cleaning on patient.
Who Needs Root Canal Treatment?

There are many different reasons for needing dental root canal treatment. Our teeth have 3 different layers. The outer layer called enamel, which protects the tooth, the second layer called dentin, and this layer has some nerves. The inner most layer is called dental pulp, which has blood vessels and nerves. When dental cavities extend […]

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Jan 16, 2019

Woman wearing invisible braces
What Is Invisalign?

Uneven and crooked teeth are not only unaesthetic but also cause jaw pain and are more prone to cavities. This sometimes may cause gum disease. It is very easy to straighten teeth with Invisalign. Straighten your teeth with Invisalign Invisalign, or clear braces, are to be worn once they are made by your dentist. The […]

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