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Do You Need Antibiotics Before Dental Work?

December 6, 2019

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Do you need antibiotics before dental work that you’re about to have completed? Certain patients may be at a higher risk of developing bacterial infections after treatment, which is why the American Dental Association and American Heart Association both recommend that patients with certain medical conditions and risk factors take antibiotics before their treatment. However, it’s not something that’s recommended for every patient. Read on to learn whether you should consider antibiotics before your dental procedure and how the process works.


What is Periodontal Disease?

November 18, 2019

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gum diseaseMany people think tooth decay is the only threat to their smile, but there might be another danger lingering in your mouth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, despite it being preventable. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have a form of the condition. If you have periodontal disease, time is of the utmost importance. With the right care at the first sign of the infection, your dentist can save your smile from any long-term complications.


4 Common Dental Emergencies and What to Do About Them

August 11, 2019

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Broken tooth

Do you play a lot of basketball or another sport that carries a high risk of getting hit in the mouth? Or do you sometimes carelessly crunch down on overly hard foods that can crack your enamel? There are plenty of ways for a dental emergency to occur, and you’ll need to act fast if you want to avoid severe long-term problems. Here are 4 common reasons to call your emergency dentist in Deer Park – learn them by heart so that you’ll always be prepared to act quickly when the time comes.


How Much Do Dentists Charge for Fillings?

June 14, 2019

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tooth-colored fillingYour teeth are meant to last for a lifetime, and they can with the right care. Unfortunately, they can be damaged despite the best preventive efforts. The biggest threat to their health is tooth decay. Although cavities are preventable, 92% of adults have had at least 1 in a permanent tooth. Dentists use fillings as the most common treatment for them. You can quickly rehabilitate your smile using this affordable solution. Paying for a filling now can save you from needing a costly treatment down the road, like a root canal.


You’re Halfway Through The Year—Use The Benefits You’ve Been Paying For To Visit Your Dentist!

May 6, 2019

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You’re not paying for dental insurance each month to never use it. You can save money and time by taking advantage of your 100%-covered routine checkups and cleanings. Dental insurance typically runs on a traditional calendar year, so take advantage of the services that you’ve been paying for before you lose them! Read on for 5 reasons you should use your insurance and visit your dentist before the end of the year.


Your Smile Will Inevitably Become Stained – Here’s How Teeth Whitening Can Help

April 13, 2019

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Summer’s just around the corner and you can’t wait to start going out more. You look forward to meeting new people and enjoying quality time with your friends but worry about making a good first impression. Your stained smile has made you self-conscious when it’s time to introduce yourself to someone new. Even though you keep up with your oral health, you’re not sure why your teeth have a yellow tint to them. Learn what foods and drinks are causing your smile to discolor and how you can prevent staining. Read on to learn about how professional teeth whitening treatment can give you your confidence back.


Fillings 101: Learn About Their Purpose and Process from Your Dentist

March 7, 2019

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Your dentist just told you that you need a filling as a result of tooth decay that has developed on one of your teeth. While you heard what he said, you have no idea what that means. When you’re faced with this type of situation, make sure you talk with your dentist about the purpose, process, and future prevention, so you are fully informed. But before you call your dentist office, here are a few questions you may be asking that a dentist can help answer.


Teeth Whitening vs. Veneers: Which is Right for You?

February 15, 2019

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Woman with beautiful smile

Teeth whitening and veneers are two popular smile enhancement options. Each has its share of benefits and considerations. But which choice is right for your needs? The answer will depend on many factors, including the condition of your teeth and your aesthetic goals. Both approaches are offered by most cosmetic dentist offices.


Is Teeth Whitening Right for Me? With Your Cosmetic Dentist

January 25, 2019

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teeth smile whitening
Mouth and teeth before and after whitening

Imagine that you are getting ready for the day. You put on a white shirt and look in the mirror. Then you see it clearly right in front of you—your teeth appear yellow next to your white shirt. With so much exposure to colored foods and drinks, your teeth can become stained. Even over time, the white layer of tooth enamel can wear down, revealing the yellow layer of dentin underneath. But the good news is that you can do something about your yellow teeth! You can take advantage of your cosmetic dentist’s expertise and restore your bright smile. Read on to learn more about teeth whitening!


Implant Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures: Which is Better?

December 23, 2018

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 dental implants placed in the patient's mouth

Implant dentures are the new state-of-the-art when it comes to multi-teeth restoration. They’re not only more secure than traditional options, they’re more comfortable and more durable as well. They allow the wearer to enjoy an unrestricted diet and an active, healthy lifestyle, free of worry about his or her dentures interfering with daily activities.

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