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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Three Things You Should Know About Potentially Dangerous Dental Myths

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According to recent research from the Harvard Medical School, there is a link between the development of pancreatic cancer and the presence gum disease. Pancreatic cancer kills about 40,000 people every year, and is difficult to treat. In the study, men with periodontal disease had a 64% higher likelihood of developing the cancer.

Regardless of whether or not you are concerned about pancreatic cancer, there are many benefits to regularly visiting a dentist. Like anything, dentistry is sometimes the victim of rumor. Here are three commonly believed falsehoods regarding dental care tips, and what you should do instead.

1. Aspirin Can Help a Toothache if Placed Next to the Tooth

This myth can be particularly damaging since it delays how long a patient waits before finally realizing t Continue reading

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