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Why Might You Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide an attractive, effective solution for missing teeth. But without a sturdy foundation of strong, healthy bone, implants may loosen, fail, or require repeated surgeries. This is where bone grafts prove invaluable. By reinforcing the jawbone and stimulating new bone growth, bone grafts give implants the robust, stable base they need for long-lasting […]

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What Can I Eat After Dental Implant Surgery?

Recovery after implant surgery requires nourishing your body with the right foods. The proper diet can minimize swelling, reduce infection risk, and promote tissue repair. With thoughtful meal planning tailored to your recovery needs, you can nourish your body and set the stage for a smooth, successful post-implant surgery outcome. Feed yourself well to promote […]

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How Long Does It Take to Heal After a Tooth Extraction?

Dental patients may need tooth extractions for various potential reasons. Examples include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:   Impacted wisdom teeth aren’t erupting properly Severe dental decay Overcrowding teeth Dental injuries Gum disease   You may have some questions about the procedure if your dentist has recommended extracting a tooth. For instance, perhaps […]

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Dry Socket After A Tooth Extraction

A tooth extraction is a fairly common dental procedure. Depending on the circumstances, a patient typically doesn’t need to anticipate any significant complications after having a tooth pulled. However, virtually any dental or medical procedure involves some risk of side effects. For example, a patient who has a tooth pulled may develop a “dry socket” […]

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What Foods Can I Eat After Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Professional whitening can produce brilliant results when you properly care for your teeth. However, it would help if you exercise caution about what you eat and drink in the hours immediately following your procedure.   To avoid causing discoloration to your freshly whitened teeth, many dentists recommend following a "white diet" for the first two […]

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How Do You Tell If You Need A Root Canal?

Root canals are standard dental procedures that relieve pain and can save natural teeth from extraction. The signs you may need a root canal are often mistaken for other dental issues.   Here are several signs you should keep watch for: Significant toothache when chewing or putting pressure on the tooth Painful sensitivity to hot […]

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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are a popular and permanent solution for tooth loss. A single implant is made up of a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone to act as the replacement root and a crown that is placed on top to act as the replacement tooth. With proper care, implants can last a […]

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What Is Considered a Dental Emergency?

  An injury, severe cut, lost dental restoration, or sudden tooth or gum pain are all dental emergencies that should be treated as soon as possible.  Here is what to know about various dental emergencies and why it’s essential to see a dentist as quickly as possible. Types of Dental Emergencies Severe Tooth or Gum […]

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How Much Does Teeth Whitening Cost in Washington, DC?

Very few people have naturally white teeth. Foods and beverages, medications, genetics, aging, poor dental hygiene, and tobacco use can all play a role in how bright - or how discolored - a smile is. Thankfully, cosmetic dentistry treatments like teeth whitening can give everyone the enhanced smile they’ve been dreaming of.  Advantages of Teeth […]

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How Do You Clean Invisalign Trays?

Invisalign treatment can deliver a complete smile makeover while accommodating the needs and lifestyles of busy patients. Fewer trips to the dentist are required than with traditional metal braces, and most patients have their new smile in less than 18 months. For optimal results and good oral health, keeping the Invisalign aligner trays clean is […]

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How Long After Teeth Whitening Can I Eat?

Professional teeth whitening is a safe, effective way to brighten your smile. In-office teeth whitening provides immediate, dramatic results, while take-home treatment provides noticeable results over time in the convenience of your home.  Teeth whitening treatment is one of the most common cosmetic dentistry procedures. Over time, teeth can easily become discolored or stained from […]

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How Does Invisalign Work? An Overview Of The Invisalign Process

If you’re thinking of beginning treatment to straighten your teeth, you may have the option to choose between Invisalign or traditional braces.  But who qualifies for Invisalign, and just how does Invisalign work? Read on for a step-by-step overview of the Invisalign process. Step One: Invisalign Consultation If you’re considering Invisalign to treat crooked, unevenly […]

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Foods To Avoid Eating With Invisalign

Invisalign offers patients the opportunity to obtain a straight, beautiful smile in a comfortable way. There are so many options on the market that are highly effective for your orthodontic needs, but none work quite like Invisalign. You have the flexibility to go through the process discreetly while being able to remove them when you […]

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Why Did My Dentist Recommend a Cleaning Every 3 Months?

Routine dental cleanings are an important part of your oral health. The typical recommended schedule for cleanings and exams is every 6 months. This is the standard time frame for a patient who has no major dental issues. Going to the dentist every 6 months is an ideal schedule for removing plaque and screening for […]

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5 Benefits of Invisalign

If you want straight teeth and an impeccable smile, it usually involves some sort of braces. The traditional metal braces are still around and work really well, but the idea of having them doesn’t seem too enticing. This is especially true for adults. New additions have come onto the market over the years that promise […]

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3 Options for Whitening Your Teeth

It is not uncommon to want to have a bright white smile. After all, yellow or stained teeth aren’t so pearly white, are they? Teeth start out white, but slowly, with time, they become stained and discolored, leaving us with the feeling that we are lacking something. Things like certain foods and beverages, medications, genetics, […]

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How Long Does Teeth Whitening Last?

Teeth whitening is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic dental procedures. Having white teeth is just one physical characteristic of an attractive smile. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth, but some are more effective than others. You can try natural remedies like baking soda and peroxide or drug store products like […]

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Grinding Teeth? Here's What You Should Know

Do you grind your teeth? Many people do, and many of those people are unaware that they are doing so. It is most common at night while you are sleeping, but some people also grind or clench their teeth during the day when they are stressed. Teeth grinding has many negative effects on your teeth […]

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3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

Do you think you may need a root canal? A root canal is a common dental procedure that is performed to cure an infected tooth. A tooth can become infected when a cavity gets deep enough to reach the inner pulp of the tooth. It can also happen as a result of a crack or […]

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4 Tips for How to Prevent Bad Breath

Are you worried about having bad breath? Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and give off a bad first impression. It can ruin a date, a job interview, and even affect your personal relationships. You may not even be aware that you have bad breath, because it is not obvious to you. But if […]

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Silver Filling vs White Filling: Which is Better?

Cavities are one of the most common types of dental problems that can occur. When plaque and tartar build up on teeth, the eventual result can be a cavity. The cavity needs to be filled to protect the inside of the tooth where the soft pulp and nerves reside. All cavities used to be filled […]

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How Your Teeth Can Predict Heart Disease and Diabetes

Did you know that your teeth can predict health issues? Recent studies have found that there is a correlation between oral health and conditions like heart disease and diabetes. The reasons why are still up for debate, but there are a few theories. Gum disease and tooth decay are the main oral health issues that […]

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Dental Implant Alternatives: Know Your Options

Dental Implant Alternatives: Know Your Options Do you need to have one or more teeth replaced? Most dentists recommend dental implants because they are the best option for most patients from a dental health standpoint. But not every patient is an ideal candidate for dental implants. If you have bone loss in the jaw due […]

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How to Properly Brush Your Teeth

Are you suffering from periodontal disease? Learn more about the signs and symptoms of gum disease.

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4 Reasons to Invest in Cosmetic Dentistry

Are you suffering from periodontal disease? Learn more about the signs and symptoms of gum disease.

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4 Signs You Have Periodontal (Gum) Disease

Are you suffering from periodontal disease? Learn more about the signs and symptoms of gum disease.

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