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Temporary vs. Permanent Crowns: Understanding the Differences

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Crowns are a common solution for tooth restoration, with many patients requiring both a temporary and permanent crown at different times during their treatment plan. Both types serve different purposes. Explore the complementary roles of temporary and permanent crowns and how they help achieve a healthier smile. What are Temporary Crowns? Temporary crowns are short-term solutions for teeth undergoing dental …

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Dental Implants for the Elderly: Are They a Viable Option?

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Many elderly individuals suffer from tooth loss and could benefit from dental implants. Around 13% of adults aged 65 or older have lost all their teeth, with that number rising to 26% in those 75 and older. Dental implants can help restore eating and speaking function and improve seniors’ quality of life. Dental Implants a Tooth Replacement Solution Dental implants …

Clear tray aligners for straighter teeth

Teeth Alignment Options for Adults: It’s Never Too Late for a Straight Smile

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Ever dreamt of flaunting a radiant, white smile? It’s not just about looking picture-perfect but feeling on top of the world, too! But here’s a surprising stat: 1 in 4 adults hold back their smiles due to orofacial issues like crooked teeth. Crooked teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern; it’s about the missed laughs, withheld grins, and the …

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Sleep Apnea and Dentistry: How Your Dentist Can Help

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Did you know nearly 1 in 4 adults between 30 and 70 years old grapple with sleep apnea? This common sleep disruptor sneaks up silently, choking off the airway and causing breathing pauses—sometimes hundreds of times a night! Many aren’t even aware they’re being robbed of a peaceful night’s rest, leading to disturbed sleep rhythms. Smile On Dental Salon & …

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Understanding Dental Abscesses: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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A dental abscess can be painful and, if left untreated, can lead to serious oral and overall health complications. It’s important to understand what causes it, the symptoms associated with the condition, and how it’s treated. Identifying an abscess early ensures you’ll receive timely treatment and better health outcomes. What is a Dental Abscess? A dental abscess is a pocket …

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Dental X-Rays Demystified: Why Are They Important?

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Dental X-rays are crucial diagnostic tools in modern dentistry. These radiographic images provide a glimpse beneath the surface, revealing hidden issues and offering a comprehensive view of oral health. While you may be apprehensive about their necessity or safety, understanding their significance can help alleviate concerns or dental anxiety. X-rays can assist with the early detection of potential problems, ensuring …

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The Benefits of Dental Implants Over Dentures

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More than 36 million Americans have no teeth, and another 120 million are missing at least one tooth. If you’re one of these people, you’re likely considering solutions like dental implants or dentures. Dental implants are gaining popularity due to their stability, comfort, and natural appearance—advantages often lacking in traditional dentures. Knowing the benefits of each option can guide you …

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Invisalign vs. Braces: What’s the Difference?

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Traditional braces and Invisalign are two popular options for straightening teeth and achieving that perfect smile. Both are designed to improve your oral health and enhance the aesthetics of your smile, but they operate in different ways. Understanding the differences between these two options can help you find an orthodontic treatment that best suits your lifestyle, comfort, and dental needs. …

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An In-Depth Look at Teeth Whitening Procedures

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Teeth whitening is a highly sought-after cosmetic dental procedure that brightens your smile and boosts your confidence. Over time, age, diet, and lifestyle habits can cause your teeth to lose their original luster. Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed several safe and effective teeth whitening options that can help restore your smile’s natural brightness. Professional Teeth Whitening Procedures Professional teeth whitening …

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Everything You Need to Know About Dental Implants

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Dental implants are an effective long-term solution for people with missing teeth, severely decayed teeth, or chronic dental issues. They are artificial tooth roots, shaped like small screws, that are inserted into your jawbone. After placement, these implants fuse with your jawbone, becoming a sturdy base to support one or more artificial teeth. Implants have transformed the field of dentistry, …