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Category Archives Cosmetic Dentistry

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A dead or non-vital tooth is one which has no access to a fresh supply of blood. Tooth decay and trauma are the most common causes of dead teeth. Dentists diagnose dead teeth by taking x-rays and testing the tooth for sensitivity to heat, cold, and electrical stimuli. Dentists can treat dead of dying teeth by performing root canals or…

Lingual Braces

“Lingual braces” are nearly invisible braces that are preferred by many adults over both traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners. Lingual braces have seen decades of improvement over their initial designs and are now an extremely effective option for orthodontic treatment. Lingual braces do have downsides including pain, potential speech issues and additional costs. For many adults, the thought of…

If you’re after a selfie-worthy smile but experience gum recession (also called gingival recession), there’s some good news on the horizon. Cosmetic dentists have developed a range of new, non-surgical gum recession treatment options that can help you achieve picture-perfect pearly whites. Not only are receding gums problematic for those who want perfect teeth, but they can also open up…

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A severe underbite can cause jaw pain, headaches, speech issues and tooth decay. Treatment options in children are non-surgical and involve orthodontic approaches. In adults, underbite correction generally requires both surgery and braces. An underbite, or prognathism as dentists call it, is one of the most noticeable of all dental problems. A severe underbite changes the overall shape of the…

ClearCorrect

ClearCorrect aligners offer a discreet way to achieve straight teeth. A 3D model that perfectly matches your teeth helps minimize discomfort. Adults and teenagers alike can follow this FDA-approved treatment plan. ClearCorrect offers some benefits over Invisalign, namely in terms of pricing. If you've been thinking of getting your teeth straightened, you probably know how difficult it is to find…

Oral health presents its unique challenges during pregnancy, and has a direct impact on both the mother and baby's well-being. Here we discuss the do's and dont's of dental care when pregnant. Morning sickness, hormone fluctuations, and a higher consumption of carbohydrates (hello, pregnancy cravings!) can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, gingivitis, and a host of other conditions that…

Zoom Teeth Whitening

Are you unhappy with the stained or discolored appearance of your teeth? While over-the-counter products may be inexpensive, they do not provide the same results as in-office treatments. Here we review the pros and cons of each of these methods, with a special focus on Zoom Teeth Whitening.  What Causes Yellow Teeth? Here's a few of the most common factors…

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