I Just Had Veneers Done, How Do I Care for Them?

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It is no secret that Americans care about how their teeth look. Almost all of us (99.7%) consider a good looking smile to be important to our social lives. At least three-quarters of us worry that a smile that looks less than great will hurt our careers. As a result, we spend a lot on cosmetic dentistry and tooth whitening products. It has been estimated that people in the United States spend $1.4 billion each year on tooth whitening products and services every year. It is one of the main things that sends people to family dentistry centers around the country.

Dental veneers are becoming more and more popular. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain or other material that is applied to the surface of a tooth to change its look and shape. Their use has skyrocketed in the last few years. Thei Continue reading

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How to Keep Your Smile Bright as You Age

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Ask the person beside you if he or she believes a healthy smile is socially important and the answer is almost guaranteed to be a yes. Almost every adult surveyed (99.7% to be exact) by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) said they consider a healthy smile socially important. The AACD also found that over 50% of U.S. adults consider our smiles to be the physical feature which remains the most attractive as we age. To keep your smile at its best year after year, here are some essential care tips:

  • Perfect your technique

    Most of us never had proper tooth brushing instruction. Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the gum line. Use gentle, circul Continue reading
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What Are Dental Implants?

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Dental problems are rampant in the United States. There are more than 30 million people who have lost all of their teeth on at least one jaw. At least 15 million of these people have gotten bridges or crowns for at least some of these missing teeth. An estimated 15% of the American edentulous population goes in to have dentures made every year. The problem is nearly three-quarters of all people in the country, or 74%, think having a good smile is very important to career success. For people who would rather not go the crown or denture routes, there is another way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants look the most like natural teeth. But, “what are dental implants?” you ask. Read on to learn more.

What Are Dental Implants?

Quite simply, they are replacement teeth roots. Unlike dentu Continue reading

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